The Charlotte Observer
Democrats pick Charlotte for 2012 convention
What should Charlotte do to host a successful convention?
Mayor Anthony Foxx and Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers announced the Democratic party will hold its 2012 convention in Charlotte, a first for the city.
Rogers said the announcement is the result of many decades of the Charlotte area reinventing itself, evolving from a region of cotton mills to a banking center and now an emerging energy hub. Officials expect thousands of journalists from all over the world to converge on the city. For upcoming stories, share with us your ideas and suggestions about what Charlotte should do - and avoid - to make the convention a success.