RNC Announces Charlotte as Host City for 2020 Convention

Published: 
July 20, 2018

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has officially selected Charlotte, North Carolina as host of the 2020 Republican National Convention after RNC committee members voted unanimously to select Charlotte as the 2020 host city on July 20, 2018.

"Charlotte has so much to offer, and we are excited to bring delegates to a city that has demonstrated its southern hospitality, showcased its vibrant energy, and proven that possibilities are endless. I am confident the Queen City will be the ideal backdrop as the Republican Party continues its work to Make America Great Again," said RNC Site Selection Chairman Ron Kaufman.

“I believe this convention conveys a positive message supporting our city’s belief in acceptance and inclusion. This is our opportunity to, once again, put Charlotte in the international spotlight to demonstrate the democratic process and two-party system that we deeply value,” said Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles.

Charlotte was the host city for the Democratic National Convention in 2012. In 2020, Charlotte will join the ranks of only 10 cities to host both political conventions. Major events such as the RNC generate sizable economic impact, elevate the awareness of Charlotte on a global level and provide employment opportunities for our hospitality industry. During the 2012 DNC, the volume of visitor spending supported the equivalent of more than 1,400 full-time jobs. The convention also generated $58.5 million in additional labor income and an impressive $163.6 million in economic impact, a historic high for the most positive economic impact ever produced by a single Charlotte event.

"We are incredibly proud to have helped shepherd this opportunity on behalf of our great city. Charlotte has the collaboration, infrastructure and hospitality that will make the 2020 RNC an unforgettable experience for its attendees. We recognize and are prepared for the tremendous responsibility of welcoming 35,000 visitors to our community for this event and can’t wait to get started,” said Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO Tom Murray.

As planning gets underway, the Charlotte 2020 Host Committee will be providing updates on  www.Charlottein2020.com.