In just a day or so, the US Youth Soccer National Championships are set to bring thousands to Rock Hill’s Manchester Meadows, and in just over a month, the Democratic National Convention will bring 35-thousand delegates, media and dignitaries to the Charlotte Metro.
Edmonds says from a public relations standpoint, South Carolina will be ready to fill the hundreds of hours and thousands of column inches of story-hungry reporters.
Edmonds says that investments years ago in Cherry Park and Manchester Meadows are now paying off.
And while organizers estimate the soccer tournament will bring in $3 million in direct economic impact to the area, there are other ways Rock Hill will stand out well after the final dollar is spent.
The four-day convention kicks off September 3rd in the Queen City, ending with President Obama’s acceptance speech September 6th at Bank of America stadium.