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Get to Know Conference USA...Destination C-USA

Charlotte: Charlotte, N.C.

Media Market: No. 25 Charlotte (1,140,900 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Charlotte (CLT)
For More Information: http://www.charlottesgotalot.com/
Did You Know? Charlotte has been named "Tree City USA" for 31 consecutive years by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

FIU: Miami, Fla.

Media Market: No. 16 Miami-Ft. Lauderdale (1,583,800 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Miami (MIA)
For More Information: http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/
Did You Know? Miami is the Wreckreational Diving Capital of the World, containing Miami over 50 diveable wreck sites - such as ships, oil platforms, army tanks and the Spirit of Miami Boeing 727 jet - sunken to provide artificial reefs for marine life.

Florida Atlantic: Boca Raton, Fla.

Media Market: No. 38 West Palm Beach -Ft. Pierce (794,310 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL)
For More Information: http://visitbocaratonfl.com/
Did You Know? Boca Raton does not actually mean "Rats Mouth" but rather comes from "Thieves Inlet".

LA Tech: Ruston, La.

Media Market: No. 83 Shreveport (386,150 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Monroe (MLU)
For More Information: http://www.rustonlincoln.com/
Did You Know? Ruston is home to the Annual Squire Creek Peach Festival, which has been a Ruston tradition since 1951.

Marshall: Huntington, W. Va.

Media Market: No. 65 Charleston-Huntington (465,030 TV HH) Closest Airports (Code): Charleston (CRW), Huntington (HTS)
For More Information: http://www.wvvisit.com/
Did You Know? The first electric railroad in the world, built as a commercial enterprise, was constructed between Huntington and Guyandotte, West Virginia.

Middle Tennessee: Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Media Market: No. 29 Nashville (1, 024,560 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Nashville (BNA)
For More Information: http://www.go-tennessee.com/Murfreesboro/
Did You Know? Murfreesboro is the geographic center of the State of Tennessee, and there is even an obelisk in town to mark the spot!

North Texas: Denton, Texas

Media Market: No. 5 Dallas-Ft. Worth (2,571,310 TV HH) Airports (Code): Dallas (DFW) and Dallas Love (DAL)
For More Information: http://discoverdenton.com/
Did You Know? Denton is known for its large independent and live music scenes, which culminate in the annual Denton Arts and Jazz Festival.

Old Dominion: Norfolk, Va.

Media Market: No. 43 Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News (718,750 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Norfolk (ORF)
For More Information: http://www.visitnorfolktoday.com/
Did You Know? Norfolk is home to the world's largest naval base and is the home of the North American Headquarters for NATO.

Rice: Houston, Texas

Media Market: No. 10 Houston (2,215,650 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Houston (HOU)
For More Information: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/
Did You Know? Houston's prestigious billing as the "Energy Capital of the World" is a fact that's well known, but that's only a small part of what makes it the thriving corporate center that its become. The chemical industry produces almost half of the U.S. petrochemical supply there.

Southern Miss: Hattiesburg, Miss.

Media Market: No. 167 Hattiesburg-Laurel (111,560 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Hattiesburg (PIB)
For More Information: http://www.hattiesburg.org/
Did You Know? Twice, Hattiesburg has been rated among the top ten communities in the United States for business relocation and expansion by Expansion Management Magazine.

UAB: Birmingham, Ala.

Media Market: No. 39 Birmingham (738,790 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Birmingham (BHM)
For More Information: http://birminghamal.org/
Did You Know? Birmingham is the only place in the world where all the elements needed to make iron are present: coal, iron ore and limestone are all within a ten-mile radius.

UTEP: El Paso, Texas

Media Market: No. 91 El Paso (339,130 TV HH)
Airport (Code): El Paso (ELP)
For More Information: http://www.visitelpaso.com/
Did You Know? Known for years as Sun City, El Paso exhibits a night version of the sun 365 days a year, making this star and city unique. To have the star lit in honor or in memory of someone, call the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, (915) 534-0500.

UTSA: San Antonio, Texas

Media Market: No. 39 San Antonio (880,690 TV HH)
Airport (Code): San Antonio (SAT)
For More Information: http://visitsanantonio.com/
Did You Know? San Antonio is home to the Alamo, home of a famous battle and an inspiration and motivation for the Texas Army in their fight for freedom from the Mexicans during the Texas Revolution.


East Carolina: Greenville, N.C.

Media Market: No. 99 Greenville-New Bern-Washington 307,610 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Greenville (PGV)
For More Information: http://www.visitgreenvillenc.com/
Did You Know? Greenville was named Sportstown USA by Sports Illustrated Magazine because of the number of and diverse sporting opportunities offered to its citizens by the City Recreation and Parks Department and the community.

Tulane: New Orleans, La.

Media Market: No. 51 New Orleans (643,660 TV HH)
Airport (Code): New Orleans (MSY)
For More Information: http://www.neworleanscvb.com/
Did You Know? Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at New Orleans, La., is the world's largest bridge. It is almost 24 miles (about 38 kilometers) long.

Tulsa: Tulsa, Okla.

Media Market: No. 59 Tulsa (529,100 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Tulsa (TUL)
For More Information: http://www.visittulsa.com
Did You Know? Tulsa holds one of the largest Oktoberfest festivals in the country and USA Today named its festival as one of 10 great places to toast Oktoberfest.

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