The final phase of the expansion of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City has been funded. Governor Larry Hogan has authorized the Maryland Stadium Authority to move forward with the project. The $34-million project includes $20-million from the Stadium Authority and $14-million from Ocean City. Legislation will be submitted in the 2019 General Assembly session to allow the Stadium Authority the needed capacity to finance the project. The expansion is expected to create between 470 and 670 new jobs.