Economic Growth in Charlotte from DNC

Posted: Feb. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

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.

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