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TOTAL MARKET COVERAGE     Mecklenburg
The Charlotte Post Publishing Company, Inc. has a 12 COUNTY COMBINED COVERAGE AREA throughout North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.    Cabarrus
  Gaston
  Iredell
  Rowan
  Union
  York
  Wake
  Durham
  Orange
  Franklin
  Johnston

Black Buying Power continues to rise from its current $1 trillion level to a forecasted $1.3 Trillion by 2017.  Selig Center of Economic Growth 2012

North Carolina ranked #6 Largest Black Populated State in the U.S., an estimated  2,258,700 (23% of total U.S. population).   Blackdemographics.com:  U.S. Census Bureau 2012 Estimate

North Carolina ranked 6th Most Visited State in the U.S. making Tourism one of its largest industries.  Visitors spent a record $19.4 Billion (5% increase from 2011).  NC Depart of Commerce’s Division of Tourism, Film & Sports 2013

Charlotte ranked 16th Largest Black Populated Metro Area in the U.S., an estimated 421,105 (24% of total population).  Raleigh-Durham ranked 20th, an estimated 364,811 (22% of total population).  Blackdemographics.com:  U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Estimate

Charlotte is the 2nd Largest Financial Center in the nation, behind NYC.  Headquarters for Bank of America (largest) and Wells Fargo/Wachovia (4th largest) bank holdings.  Visit Charlotte 2012

Charlotte ranked #4 in the Top 10 Cities for Blacks in the US, making it the fastest growing city period.  Raleigh-Durham ranked #8Black Enterprise Magazine 2007

Raleigh ranked 4th among Forbes.com’s Top 10 Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities of 2013 (population growth of 3.4%).  Raleigh’s MSA expanded 47.8% since 2000 which tops among the nation’s 52 metro areas with over 1 million residents.  Charlotte ranked 18th (population growth 2.3%).  Forbes Analysis Report 2013 – Moody’s Analytics

Raleigh ranked #1 of the 50 Largest Family-Friendly Cities in the US.  Charlotte ranked #4The Human Life Project (Report from Triangle Business Journal)

   

 

 

     
   
     

 

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24th Annual Kuumba Festival

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Women's Forum

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