751,087: Population of Charlotte, North Carolina
35,000: Number of attendees expected at the Democratic National Convention
$150 million to $200 million: Expected economic impact on North Carolina
70: Expected number of protest groups during the convention
Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as the “Queen City,” is expected to reap the economic benefits for hosting the Democratic National Convention.
But how much?
Here’s a look - by the numbers.
751,087: Population of Charlotte, North Carolina.
35,000: Number of attendees expected at the Democratic National Convention.
15,000: Number of attendees from the media.
6,000: Number of expected delegates.
13,950: Number of hotel rooms booked in the Charlotte metropolitan area by convention attendees.
88.5%: Percentage of hotel rooms in the Charlotte area booked for the convention.
$36 million: Amount Charlotte host committee is expected to spend on the DNC.
$128.7 million: Expected economic impact on North Carolina from the Democratic National Convention, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. This takes into account losses of $6.6 million from Charlotte-area residents avoiding downtown during the event.
$150 million to $200 million: Expected economic impact on North Carolina, according to the state Department of Commerce.
$127.3 million: Total economic impact realized by Denver after the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
$8.6 million: Amount of money lost by Boston from hosting the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
$12 million: Amount spent by the Democratic National Convention Committee to remodel Time Warner Cable Arena and Bank of America stadium.
70: Expected number of protest groups that will take part in demonstrations during the convention.
$50 million: Amount of federal funds allocated to Charlotte for police and security.
1,685: Number of police officers on the force in Charlotte.