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10 Cities Poised For Greatness In 2012

Charlotte, N.C.
Obama, however, totally rode the Democratic National Convention in Denver to not only a win in Colorado, but to the White House. North Carolina's vote was one of the pleasant surprises along the way, and what better way to reward the city than with a convention of its very own during the week of Sept. 3.

If the president's looking for a feel-good story here, though, he probably shouldn't tread too far beyond the doors of Time Warner Cable (TWC - Get Report) Arena. Charlotte area unemployment sits well above the national average at roughly 10% as joblessness in North Carolina in general sits at 9.5%.

That's a tight spot for a Democratic president to be in, especially in a city so far into NASCAR country that it's the home of both NASCAR and its hall of fame. Picking the home of Bank of America (BAC - Get Report) for a convention will only make the city one-stop shopping for Occupy and other protesters. If you're a delegate or political junkie who knows his or her way around crowd nets and tear-gas canisters, however, it's not a bad place to pick up some barbecue, fresh-from-Asheville craft beer and a little bit of sleep between events.

Charlotte's counting on it and estimates of $150 million in revenue from more than 35,000 delegates and visitors.

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