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August 19 2012

Will DNC bring more convention business?

Alicia Leonard

August 20, 2012

Will the Democratic National Convention bring the Charlotte Convention Center more business?

The CRVA and the DNC say there will be long-lasting effects, as the city enjoys the national spotlight for three days in September. Steve Kerrigan, chief executive of the DNC Committee, says Boston enjoyed a boom in convention business after hosting the 2004 DNC.

Boston isn’t so sure. The number of convention center hotel-room nights in Boston jumped by more than 35 percent in the year after the DNC. But Mac Daniel, a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, said that increase came at the same time the city opened a new $850 million convention center. More

Harrison, S. (August 18, 2012) Will DNC bring more convention business? Retrieved August 20, 2012 from http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/18/3458241/will-dnc-bring-more-convention.html 

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