Charlotte team evaluates options for hosting Republican National Convention

Jordan-Ashley Walker

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 start-up success.


“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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