It won't just be North Carolina businesses profiting when the Democratic National Convention comes to Charlotte, N.C., in September 2012.
Plenty of hotels and businesses in South Carolina could make money as well.
South Carolina Hospitality Association President Tom Sponseller says hotels in Rock Hill and other towns in York County just over the state line should fill up with the tens of thousands of convention attendees and reporters. Those hotels often fill up for the NASCAR races in Charlotte.
But other places in South Carolina could see a boost too. Sponseller expects some people heading to the convention might decide to spend a couple of extra days in Charleston or on Hilton Head Island.