Southern Baptist Convention being held in Birmingham today

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham is getting a big boost to its economy this week.

The Southern Baptist Convention is holding its annual meetings at the BJCC on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Officials with the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau say that will generate an economic impact of 18-million-dollars.

They add 37 hotels are expected to be used this week in downtown and surrounding cities.

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