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A view of the Las Vegas skyline at dusk; D.C. government officials are headed to Sin City this week for a retail and real estate conference.
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A view of the Las Vegas skyline at dusk; D.C. government officials are headed to Sin City this week for a retail and real estate conference.

District leaders, including the mayor and council chairman, are in Las Vegas for a convention where they hope to drum up new business for the city.

Mayor Vincent Gray, Council Chairman Kwame Brown and several councilmembers left late Saturday for the annual International Council of Shopping Centers convention.

The District lawmakers plan to meet with retailers and retail investors, including representatives of big-box stores and grocery stores. In the past, this convention has helped city officials secure deals with retailers such as with Walmart and Home Depot. Some observers say the District's commercial real estate market is regarded as one of the hottest in the country.

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend that convention, which runs through Tuesday.

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