The convention and tourism industry is an economic engine for the state of Utah. The Salt Palace District feels welcoming, friendly and gracious. With an expanded Salt Palace Convention Center at its core, this is the place for conventions and trade shows hotels and restaurants. The Salt Palace District is also the site of a future convention headquarters hotel. Envisioned by the original Downtown Rising plan, Downtown Rising supports a privately owned and financed hotel that uses post-performance incentives to attract private investors. The area surrounding the Salt Palace will be further enhanced by additional restaurants and nightlife options in a neighborhood that reflects Utah’s culture and values.