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No bid for 2016 GOP convention
Charlotte passes, but 2020 an option
 
Published Sunday, January 26, 2014 11:06 am
by Herbert L White

Charlotte won’t submit a bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention, but could make a run at 2020.

Charlotte Mayor Patrick McCrory and N.C. Governor Pat McCrory made a joint announcement on Friday that the city would pass on the RNC due to the time and financial resources necessary to submit a competitive bid.

“Our community and corporate partners are crucial to our ability to plan and execute an event of this magnitude,” Cannon said in a statement. “There is no question that we have the talent, resources, and facilities to carry out a successful convention. The Democratic National Convention was evidence of that. However, at this point, we feel that the most responsible and prudent course of action is to step back and possibly set our sights on the Convention in 2020, thereby giving us, our community, and corporate partners adequate time to prepare.” 

Charlotte hosted the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which proved to be one of the biggest windfalls for the city’s tourism and hospitality industry. It also ran short of expectations as major financial backers wrote off millions in losses. Trying for the 2020 GOP convention makes better sense.

“The human and financial investment needed in a short time cycle can best be used on other travel and tourism initiatives to continue successful efforts to grow jobs and the economy in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina,” McCrory said. “I applaud Mayor Cannon for his thorough assessment.”

 

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