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In the Charlotte region, the Catawba are the American Indian nation that aligned with and supported the Patriots to create the new America - and states united.  We have long supported our area growth and welcomed the newly proposed 600 million dollar, 1500 room, 4000 jobs Catawba Resort and Casino.  As friends of the Catawba Nation, we look forward to it being built just a few miles away and creating blockbuster tourism for our town and region!  Unlike other states, NC is #1 in no unions and several casinos will never be allowed. We are poised to experience explosive growth and tourism, in 2014, like never before in our 400-year history since Fort San Juan was built in 1554 in Morganton.

Charlotte is included in one of the nation's 12 "regional powerhouses driving the U.S. economy," according to a report released in the Spring of 2014 by The Atlantic Cities.

The dozen regions identified by the urban think tank include "Bos-Wash," the largest region that includes Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.; "Chi-Pitts," the Midwestern area stretching from Chicago to Pittsburgh; and "Char-lanta," which includes the Queen City and Atlanta.

"Char-lanta" is described as being home to 22 million people and taking in 45 metro areas, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh and Birmingham, Ala.

"With more than a trillion (dollars) in economic output, its economy is bigger that South Korea’s, placing it among the world’s fifteen largest economies," Atlantic Cities co-founder Richard Florida writes in the report.

North Carolina Visitor Profile and Summary

In 2012, approximately 45.4 million person-trips were taken in North Carolina, an increase of nearly three percent from 2011. North Carolina ranked #6 in the US in terms of domestic visitation.

  1. Eighty percent of all domestic visitors came to North Carolina for pleasure purposes, while eleven percent of visitors came to conduct business (includes meeting/convention). The remaining nine percent indicated personal business or ¡§other¡¨ reason for visiting the state. In terms of overnight visitors to the state, eighty-three percent of domestic visitors came to North Carolina for pleasure purposes, while twelve percent traveled for business purposes. Four percent visited the state for personal business.
  2. The summer (June - August) was the most popular season for travel to North Carolina, with thirty-one percent of all 2012 visitors. Spring (March-May) and fall (September - November) followed with twenty-five percent and twenty-four percent, respectively. The winter season (December-February) was the least visited with twenty percent. July was the single largest month for travel to the state with nearly eleven (10.8%) percent, followed by August with ten percent (10.1%).
  3. Forty-seven percent of North Carolina visitors lodged in a hotel/motel, while forty-one percent stayed in a private home. Six percent stayed in a rental home or condo, while three percent stayed in a personal second home or condo.
  4. The average travel party size for all North Carolina visitor parties was 1.9. Twenty-three percent of travel parties to the state included children in the party.
  5. Eighty-six percent of all travelers to the state drove (includes personal automobile, rental, motorcycle and RV), while nine percent traveled by air.
  6. In 2012, the average household trip expenditure by visitors to North Carolina was $421. The average household trip expenditure for overnight visitors was $540. Daytrip parties to the state spent approximately $186 per visit.
  7. The top states of origin of total visitors to North Carolina were in-state residents (45.9%), South Carolina (7.8%), Virginia (7.6%), Georgia (6.3%), Florida (5.3%), and New York (3.3%).
  8. Fifty-seven percent of the households that traveled to North Carolina in 2012 had a household income over $50,000.
  9. In 2012, Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville (13.7%) was the top advertising market of origin for all travelers to the state, followed by Charlotte (11.5%), Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem (9.7%), Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville (6.9%), Atlanta (4.6%), Greenville-New Bern-Washington (4.4%), New York (3.2%) Washington, DC (3.1%), and Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News (2.7%).


North Carolina Overnight Visitor Profile
Summary

  1. In 2012, approximately 34.9 million overnight person-trips were taken in North Carolina, up 1.4% from 2011. North Carolina ranked #6 in the US in terms of domestic overnight visitation.
  2. Eighty-three percent of all domestic overnight visitors came to North Carolina for pleasure purposes, while twelve percent of visitors came to conduct business (includes meeting/convention). The remaining five percent indicated personal business or ¡§other¡¨ reason for visiting the state.
  3. The summer (June - August) was the most popular season for overnight travel to North Carolina, with thirty-four percent of all 2012 overnight visitors. Spring (March-May) and fall (September - November) followed with twenty-four percent and twenty-three percent, respectively. The winter season (December-February) was the least visited with twenty percent. July was the single largest month for travel to the state with twelve percent.
  4. Overnight visitors to North Carolina spent an average of 3 nights in the state in 2012.
  5. Forty-seven percent of North Carolina visitors lodged in a hotel/motel, while forty-one percent stayed in a private home. Six percent stayed in a rental home or condo, while three percent stayed in a personal second home or condo.
  6. The average travel party size for all overnight North Carolina visitor parties was 1.9 people. Twenty-four percent of overnight travel parties to the state included children in the party.
  7. Eighty-four percent of overnight travelers to the state drove (includes personal automobile, rental, motorcycle and RV), while over eleven percent (11.6%) traveled by air.
  8. In 2012, the average household trip expenditure for overnight visitors was $540. Daytrip parties to the state spent approximately $186 per visit.
  9. The top states of origin of overnight visitors to North Carolina were in-state residents (35.6%), Virginia (8.4%), Georgia (7.3%), South Carolina (7.0%), Florida (6.6%), and New York (4.4%).
  10. Sixty-one percent of the households that traveled overnight to North Carolina in 2012 had a household income over $50,000, and a quarter (25%) of them had an income of over $100,000.
  11. In 2012, Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville (10.9%) was the top advertising market of origin for overnight travelers to the state, followed by Charlotte (10.0%), Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem (6.9%), Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville (5.0%), Atlanta (4.9%), New York (4.2%), Washington, DC (3.9%) and Greenville-New Bern-Washington (3.4%).


The Carolinas: recognized for its outstanding business climate and quality of life.

No. 1 Best Business Climate eight of the last nine years, Site Selection magazine, November 2009 - Charlotte 16 county metrolina region

Top place in the U.S. to locate data centers, report, Tishman Technologies, October 2009 - Charlotte 16 county metrolina region

No. 2 Most Competitive State (NC), Site Selection, May 2009

No. 2 Best State (NC) for Business by CEOs, Chief Executive magazine, February 2009

No. 3 Pro-Business States, Pollina Corporate Real Estate, June 2009

No. 5, Forbes Best States for Business, September, 2009 - NC

No. 9, America's Top States for Business study, CNBC, July 2009 (ranked No. 2 for Workforce) - NC

Three N.C. cities on the Next Cities list of 60 U.S. Hotspots for Young, Talented Workers: No. 12 Charlotte under "Super Cities"; No. 9 Durham under "Midsize Magnets"; No. 6 Cary under "Mighty Micros," June 2009

Best Places for Business and Careers: No. 6 Asheville, No. 19 Charlotte (in the “Best Metros” category); and No. 2 Greenville (in the “Best Small Metros” category), Forbes magazine, March 2009

Please contact Managing Director/CFO ~ Martin CJ Mongiello, MBA at 1-704-937-2940 Cleveland County Chamber Delegate to the US Congressional Study for The American Heritage Area of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, Chamber of Commerce.  Exploratory documents on his strategic marketing company of Mongiello Associates - www.mongielloassociates.com

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