August 04, 2017

Charlotte Readies to Cash in on PGA Championship Tourism Dollars

The Charlotte Observer recently reported on the  exciting impact of the PGA Championship  in Charlotte: 

Charlotte’s first-ever golf major  could draw nearly a quarter-million fans, who are expected to inject millions into the local economy.

The week-long event is estimated to have a total economic impact of up to $100 million in the Charlotte region, according to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, the city’s tourism arm. When the championship was held last year at Baltusrol in Springfield, N.J., it had a similar impact, PGA of America says.

“The level of exposure to golf fans internationally, disproportionately made up of business people and decision makers, is going to be ridiculously beneficial for Charlotte,” said Bob Morgan, CEO of the Charlotte Chamber.

Read the full article  here

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