About 35,000 people attended the three-day convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. When it was over, the city called the convention a success, mentioning that restaurants were filled like never before and city leaders were thrilled at the positive national exposure.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A year before the first convention-goers set foot in town, Charlotte leaders insisted the city would reap the benefits of hosting a political convention.
A study released Monday seems to confirm their confidence, showing last summer’s Democratic National Convention pumped nearly $164 million into the local economy.
“This is a huge, huge, huge accomplishment for the city,” Mayor Anthony Foxx said at a news conference.