economic impact http://wfae.org en Trying To Make Charlotte Google's Next "Fiber-Hood" http://wfae.org/post/trying-make-charlotte-googles-next-fiber-hood <p></p><p>The city of Charlotte was recently given a bit of homework. How the city answers a series of questions will determine if neighborhoods like South Park, Uptown and Dilworth will be Google’s next fiber-hoods. So what could Google Fiber in Charlotte mean for consumers and businesses alike? &nbsp;</p><div> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Tom Bullock 46375 at http://wfae.org Trying To Make Charlotte Google's Next "Fiber-Hood" DNC Meant $163M For Charlotte-Area Economy http://wfae.org/post/dnc-meant-163m-charlotte-area-economy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An outside study released Monday says the Democratic National Convention pumped $163 million into the Charlotte-area economy – making it the largest tourism event the city's ever held. </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose has this analysis of the study.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:26:17 +0000 Julie Rose 20299 at http://wfae.org DNC Meant $163M For Charlotte-Area Economy DNC An Economic Boon Or Bust? Answer Comes Today http://wfae.org/post/dnc-economic-boon-or-bust-answer-comes-today-0 <p>Original estimates placed the economic impact of the DNC in Charlotte between $150 million and $200 million. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We'll know today if it came close. </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose reports:</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte tourism officials have been known to over blow predictions of economic impact for various conventions, so they hired an outside firm to come up with a credible number for the DNC.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:41:42 +0000 Julie Rose 20160 at http://wfae.org DNC An Economic Boon Or Bust? Answer Comes Today CRVA Looks To Outside Firm For 'Credibility' In DNC Study http://wfae.org/post/crva-looks-outside-firm-credibility-dnc-study <P>The City of Charlotte and several tax-payer funded agencies will pay an outside agency about $25,000 to estimate the DNC's boost to the local economy.</P> <P>It's pretty standard for the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority to do a "this is how our economy benefited" estimate after major conventions. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:40:19 +0000 Julie Rose 4927 at http://wfae.org CRVA Looks To Outside Firm For 'Credibility' In DNC Study