Mayor Congratulates Charlotte on DNC Selection
February 1, 2011 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak issued the following statement about the selection of Charlotte to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention:
"Congratulations to Charlotte on being selected to host this great event. Any assistance they need, we’re here to help.
"We’re obviously disappointed, but having been a finalist for this selection proves once again that Minneapolis has what it takes to host any major event. Trust me, we’re going to continue to compete for them. Every time Minneapolis vies for this caliber of high-profile event, we strengthen the infrastructure needed to be competitive in attracting conventions and new business to town that in turn create good jobs that grow our economy."
Published Feb. 1, 2011