Talk:Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

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Financial info[edit]

Well, not being an accountant myself, I really don't understand a lot of the info in the financial report. What I do know though is the Revenue info I got from Dun & Bradstreet (via LexisNexis) was wrong, so I've removed all the info from that source. Thus, we're lacking info on how many employees they have. It might be in the report, under pension information, but I'm totally unsure, especially considering how radically different the number is from the Dun & Bradstreet number. But since it's so low (something like 345), I'm not putting it up- it just seems wrong.

Also, the Net income is called "Change in Net Deficit" in the annual report; I calculated it to be sure, using the info from the article. I hope it's correct. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 18:58, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Request for expansion[edit]

I've put in a request for expansion on WP:RFX, stating that I think the subject's history could be elaborated on. Here's some details that I think could use addressing, plus some hints/suggestions.

  • This organization was known as the Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority prior to 1989. The article ought to address that organization's formation, plus the transition to being known as the MPEA.
    • 70 ILCS 210/1 et seq. (see here) is known as the "Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Act". Researching the introduction of this act might shed some light on this.
    • The change to the MPEA came when Navy Pier was placed under the organization's control, so information relating to Navy Pier may help.
  • There's an MPEA food and beverage tax, which I believe exists to support MPEA-run facilities. Information about this tax may be pertinent.
  • The MPEA also runs some kind of "Hospitality Academy", which (if notable) might be worth discussing.
  • The MPEA may be or may have been controversial, which would be worth discussing

I hope this helps! —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 21:46, 24 August 2008 (UTC)