#ColumbiaAgenda: Carolina Panthers' Economic Impact, Dick Harpootlian Delays Bill, SmartState Successes, Jeff Duncan Swipes, SC Boeing Safety Concerns, Bee Pollen Glue, Male Birth Control Pill
Mar 29, 2019 09:39AM
By Chris Haire
According to a University of South Carolina study, the Panthers had an annual impact of $636 million, with $512 million going to its home base in Mecklenburg County—and those were just the figures from 2012, a few years before Cam Newton took the team to the Super Bowl and finished the season with a 15-1 record.
Closer to home—and more recently—the Panthers’ summer training camp at Wofford had a reported economic impact of $13.24 million. That said, conventional wisdom suggests that if the team moves its HQ and facilities to South Carolina—again, Rock Hill with its short 20-minute drive from the Queen City seems to be a lock—they’ll likely be saying goodbye to the home of the Terriers and Spartanburg will be saying goodbye to good money.
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