CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2018) – The City of Charlotte,
working together with key partners and stakeholders, is evaluating options to
host the 2020 Republican National Convention.
This is the first step in submitting a proposal highlighting
all that Charlotte has to offer as a convention destination.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our city, our
region and our state to the world,” said Mayor Vi Lyles.
The City of Charlotte hosted the Democratic National
Convention in 2012, an event deemed a big success by the DNC. The convention
drew approximately 35,000 delegates, media and visitors, becoming the single
largest event in the city’s history. The event had an economic impact of more
than $163 million.
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) will be
instrumental in coordinating information and plans for the proposal, which is
due at the end of February.
The Queen City is a city with momentum, where opportunities
for arts, culture and recreation abound. Charlotte is also a great place for
business growth, as the city was recently ranked No. 1 for new business
“People visiting our community will be impressed with the
collaboration among our network of private sector, nonprofit and government
partners to create an extraordinary experience,” Lyles said. “Our past
successes are the foundation for creating a successful event in 2020.”
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