Will the Democratic National Convention bring the Charlotte Convention Center more business?
The CRVA and the DNC say there will be long-lasting effects, as the city enjoys the national spotlight for three days in September. Steve Kerrigan, chief executive of the DNC Committee, says Boston enjoyed a boom in convention business after hosting the 2004 DNC.
Boston isn’t so sure. The number of convention center hotel-room nights in Boston jumped by more than 35 percent in the year after the DNC. But Mac Daniel, a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, said that increase came at the same time the city opened a new $850 million convention center.