August 20, 2012
If Charlotte has landed a big convention, the group is likely getting a discount to come.
With a glut of exhibit space and a struggling meetings industry, the convention business has become a buyer’s market, with groups commanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in incentives.
Experts say the trend toward subsidizing rent began with second-tier cities like Charlotte, which were desperate to fill convention center space. More
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