DNC expected to have lasting economic impact on Queen City
Updated: 02/03/2012 12:02 PM
By: Brad Broders
PINEHURST, N.C. -- The leader of a past Democratic National Convention told Charlotte leaders Friday to expect long-term international exposure benefits and jobs after hosting the event in September. In the short term, the convention is projected to pump in between $150 and $200 million in economic impact.
Don Fowler was CEO of the 1988 DNC Convention in Atlanta, the last time it was held in the South. In order for the city to maximize the convention's long-term economic impact, Fowler advised city leaders to put together top flight international relations people ahead and after the event.
"There will be multiple opportunities to put a factory in Africa, or Asia, or find a new institution in India,” he said.
Eight years after the DNC Convention, Atlanta also hosted the summer Olympic games.
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