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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.

WKU: Bowling Green, Ky.

Media Market: No. 182 (81,030 TV HH)
Airport (Code): Bowling Green (BWG)
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Did You Know? Forbes magazine recently ranked Bowling Green #5 on its list of Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers. The city is also home to the National Corvette Museum and the GM Corvette Assembly Plant.

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