SPUR Lunchtime Forum: What’s Next for America’s Cup?

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In August and October, the America’s Cup World Series will take place in San Francisco, followed by the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Series and the 34th America’s Cup Finals in 2013. Brad Benson of the Port of San Francisco and Michael Martin from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development will discuss the Cup’s impact on the economy, the transformation of Pier 27 and the waterfront, and how San Franciscans can get engaged in making the event benefit everyone.

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