Governor McCrory Applauds Groupís Decision to Hold Conference in Charlotte | Beaufort County Now | Governor Pat McCrory applauded todayís announcement that the 2017 AIM Convention will be held in Charlotte, and welcomed positive economic numbers in the city and statewide.

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Governor McCrory Applauds Groupís Decision to Hold Conference in Charlotte

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    Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory applauded today's announcement that the 2017 AIM Convention will be held in Charlotte, and welcomed positive economic numbers in the city and statewide.

    "This is just another example of how North Carolina continues to be a global destination for jobs, business, tourists and talent," Governor McCrory said. "Today's announcement by convention leaders, and others like it, will continue to support Charlotte's booming hotel industry."

    The AIM (Auxiliaries in Ministry) Convention is organized by The Church of God in Christ, the oldest Pentecostal denomination in the world, with churches in over 82 countries worldwide and a membership of nearly 6.5 million people.

    The annual convention regularly draws 10,000 to 15,000 attendees and is expected to bring $14 million in revenue to the city.

    The total number of hotel rooms booked in Charlotte so far from July 2016 to July 2017 is up 3.2 percent from the same time last year, according to the most recent Charlotte Regional Visitor's Authority report.

    "We've had continuous record-setting months," Tom Murray, the chief executive of the CRVA told The Charlotte Observer. "We have very, very strong weekend demand. We're starting to get much stronger weekend demand."

    The governor also announced earlier today that visitations to state parks, historic sites and museums had increased in 2016. During the last Fiscal Year, which ended June 30, 2016, total visitation to the state's natural and cultural sites increased by nearly 1.8 million visitors, or 7.7 percent.

    Since Governor McCrory entered office, North Carolina has added more than 300,000 net new jobs.

  • Contact: Crystal Feldman
  •     govpress@nc.gov

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