Panthers Success On the Field Brings Success to the QC

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CHARLOTTE, NC — Close to 190 million people are expected to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday. It’s putting the Panthers and the Queen City in the spotlight.

“The Panthers are bringing a vibrancy and an energy to the city they have not seen before,” says Chris Plano.

It’s that energy that has more people and businesses considering a permanent move to Charlotte.

“I think it’s absolutely great that Charlotte is on the map. Especially if people watch a Super Bowl and they decide they like to relocate to the area,” says Darlena Goodwin.

“There was 54.7 million people watching the NFC championship game, by far the largest sporting event ever hosted in this city. This is positive exposure; people like a winning team,” says Bob Morgan of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

Morgan says more big businesses are now considering Charlotte because of the team’s success.

“There are people that are going to be positively impressed, and they are going to move here or they are going to bring businesses here,” says Morgan.

And it’s the Panthers like-ability on and off the field making national headlines. Seems like everyone is dabbing, or talking about the team.

Exposure Morgan says will help Charlotte attract companies looking for cities to place their headquarters.

“If they’re coming from New York, if they’re coming from Boston or Los Angeles, that we offer some of the base line expectations that they are used to. It matters that we’ve invested in our transit program, it matters that we have professional sports,” says Morgan.

And in the end, Morgan says it matters that the team has a 17-1 record going to the Super Bowl.

“Charlotte is a winning city. What’s neat about this, more people are learning that too. If you want to be a part of a winning team, Charlotte is the place to be,” says Morgan.

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution directing February 7th to be observed as #OneCarolinaDay.

The Panthers have promoted the movement as “Two states, one team, one Carolina.”