PHILADELPHIA — Hosting an event of the magnitude of the Democratic National Convention may be overwhelming for some cities' businesses, but not for this city's merchants.
The city should be able to manage the amount of people coming in since it's used to hosting other large events, such as the Army-Navy college football game, said Matt Cabrey, executive director at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Thus, the DNC should provide local businesses with a bump, but only a small one, he said.
"We want to manage expectations," Cabrey said. "This is significant, but it's not overly huge."
Nearly 50,000 people are expected to attend the DNC, according to its website. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau said in a report it expects the convention to bring in between $250 million and $300 million.