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The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority plans to overhaul how it tracks visitor spending for conventions and other events in response to an Observer investigation about its past practices of inflating claims of economic impact.

In visitor spending, the Democratic National Convention will dwarf other conventions Charlotte has hosted.

When the Convention Center opened in 1995, it was forecast to generate enough new money from visitors’ spending to support 6,270 jobs.

When Charlotte lands a convention, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority touts how many dollars visitors are expected to leave behind, with the results often in the millions or tens of millions.

If Charlotte has landed a big convention, the group is likely getting a discount to come.