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Liverpool will benefit from 14,000 new jobs, £2 billion of inward investment and 1.7 million visitors because of its designation as European Capital of Culture in 2008.
These figures and the city's plans for '08 were revealed to a 200-strong audience at the House of Commons at an event sponsored by Lord Owen and attended by deputy prime minister and first secretary of state John Prescott.
Liverpool city council leader Mike Storey said: "For a whole 12 months, the UK will be centre stage in Europe, showing the very best in culture.
"We have an unprecedented scale of regeneration taking place in the city – you only have to look at the number of cranes on our skyline to confirm that.
"Our waterfront is being rejuvenated with work about to start on a conference centre at Kings Waterfront," added Storey.
The £400-million Kings Waterfront development will include a conference centre, exhibition space and new hotels.

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