Charlotte has demonstrated it is capable of hosting an event of this magnitude. I hope this is the first of many more to come, perhaps the Olympics! Congratulations, Charlotte. Muy Bien, Felicidades!
Chairman, Latin American Chamber of Commerce
and partner at CGR Creative
The DNC will definitely have a positive impact on Charlotte in the long run. Many times in my job while travelling, I have run into people who do not even know which state Charlotte is in! The exposure Charlotte is getting and will continue to receive is a great outcome of the DNC.
Community and public relations manager at Norsan Media
People around the world are now familiar with Charlotte. Hordes of national and international media representatives have experienced the New South and found out they like it. Our city is now viewed as cool because weve been roasted by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
Former Wachovia exec, now partner at Flynn Heath Holt Leadership, a consulting firm
We are now known as Charlotte, no N.C., in the national media. The exposure will attract new companies to Charlotte. We got some sprucing-up that we long needed, and we have finally fixed the streetlights along I-277. The NASCAR museum was well used after waiting like a bridesmaid.
Charlotte businessman and former ambassador in the Clinton administration
The long term impact and effect on the Charlotte region should be positive. Building on the important work and foundation established over the years, this convention no doubt positions us as a wonderfully diverse city with an electric attitude. This will enhance our image as a region to be embraced by people and business.
Michael A. DeVaul
Senior vice president, YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Charlotte is a welcoming city with good people and many business resources. The national recognition of having the DNC here will hopefully open up more opportunities for Charlotte in the future. For now, we can enjoy getting back to normal.
Physician and mother of three