"We think there is gong to be a nice overflow effect from such as large event coming to the Milwaukee area," said Craig Molitor, president of Fond du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. "I'm fairly certain that this is going to have an extremely positive economic impact not just on Milwaukee, but on Fond du Lac, Green Bay and other cities throughout the state."Molitor touted the area's accessibility, noting the time distance from downtown Milwaukee to Fond du Lac is about an hour, while an hour commute in a top tier city "is not more than a drive across town." All told, the convention is projected to generate $200 million in economic impact to the area, but that's a conservative estimate, Upchurch said. The economic impact of the party's 2016 national convention in Philadelphia amounted to $231 million. He said a number of factors could impact the total, including "the time of year, so more families could be coming; it's the Midwest, so it will be more affordable than an East Coast city, and there's not a Democratic incumbent, so the number of candidates attending will be higher."