Well the smoke has cleared and the Democratic Party has left town but what sort of economic impact did they have on our community? Their convention comes just at the end of the third business quarter this year and Dr. John Connaughton will join us to look back at the most recent economic numbers and share his prediction for the quarter ahead. We’re also joined by Charlotte Observer writer Steve Harrison. He and others at the paper have been tracking visitor spending at the convention as well as the challenge of predicting the financial impact of large events in our city.
John Connaughton - Director of the Babson Capital/UNC Charlotte Economic forecast and Professor of Economic, Belk College School of Business
Steve Harrison - Staff Writer, The Charlotte Observer