Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Charlotte leaders react to DNC decision

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and other officials cheered today's announcement that the city will host the 2012 Democratic National Convention in a news release posted on the "Charlotte in 2012" organizing committee website.

In the release -- which you can read in its entirety by clicking here -- Foxx said the city has "an unmatched opportunity to show the world what a beautiful, energetic, innovative and diverse city we are building in Charlotte"

"As we tell the story of Charlotte, and what a great place our city, state and region are to live and do business, we also will tell the story of America to our fellow citizens and our neighbors around the world,” Foxx said.

Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers, who co-chaired the organizing committee, said in the release: “Charlotte’s selection clearly elevates our city to a new level in national and world stature. Only a few singular events in the U.S. rival the domestic and worldwide media exposure of a major political convention: a presidential inauguration, a royal wedding, the Super Bowl and the Olympics. The economic and reputational significance of being chosen for this honor cannot be overstated.” --April Bethea


Anonymous said...

Please build Romare Bearden Park, it can fit 3,500 under the stars in a beautiful setting

Anonymous said...

Tell that to CMS.

Anonymous said...

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