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Black Lives Matter Mural

Charlotte may be best known for its pristine skyline and as a magnet for corporate growth but the 15 th largest city in the nation's bright future is beckoning Black meeting planners to take a closer look. With tremendous growth, the city has drawn movers and shakers to break barriers and celebrate milestones. It's become a place not just for bankers or engineers, but also a hub for strong community leaders, visionaries, artists, activists and great unifiers. With this influx of energetic individuals, comes an undeniable vibrancy that will add character and enthusiasm to the Black meetings and events lucky enough to choose Charlotte.

Harvey B. Gantt Center

Charlotte's culturally diverse community, attractions, businesses and experiences make the Queen City a vibrant meetings and visitor destination. Just steps from the Charlotte Convention Center, the Harvey B. Gantt Center - a museum named after Charlotte's first African American mayor and a leader advocating for equity and equal rights - serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, art and more. Next door, the Mint Museum Uptown celebrates the life and legacy of native son Romare Bearden, considered one of the most important Black artists of the 20 th century, with the largest collection of his works.

Exterior View from SW looking East of Charlotte Convention Center Expansion Rendering

Black meeting planners will also discover a new $127 million expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center set to be completed this year. The Convention Center team has been laser focused on keeping health and safety top-of-mind for attendees by adding cutting edge air quality measures called bipolar ionization, obtaining its Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR ™ Facility Accreditation and enhancing many more layers of protection to ensure attendees have sound peace of mind when visiting.

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