After months of controversy over plans to build a convention center hotel, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert said he was pleased with the market’s response to last week’s $480 million issue that included taxable, tax-exempt, capital appreciation, and Build America Bonds.

“This really speaks to the strong position of Dallas,” Leppert said. “Investors clearly felt confident in the area’s economy, in the management of the city, and in the future of our convention and hospitality business.”

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