New Jersey's Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Board has given preliminary approval for Harrah's Resort Atlantic City to build a conference center with 100,000 square feet of meeting space. The proposed $134 million, two-story facility would be built adjacent to the 2,590-room gaming resort in the city's Marina District and would open in 2014. The center will provide approximately 50,000 square feet of meeting space on each level. At present, Harrah's has 10 meeting rooms. "The Harrah's team has put forth an innovative and well-thought out project proposal," said CRDA Executive Director John Palmieri. "Their data asserts that this project has the potential to be able to grow the meeting business market for Atlantic City from September through March midweek and put Atlantic City on the map for corporate meetings."