COLUMBIA -- It won't just be North Carolina businesses profiting when the Democratic National Convention comes to Charlotte in September of 2012.

Plenty of hotels and businesses in South Carolina could make money as well.

South Carolina Hospitality Association President Tom Sponseller said hotels in Rock Hill and other towns in York County just over the state line should fill up with the tens of thousands of convention attendees and reporters.

Other places in South Carolina could see a boost too. Sponseller said he expects that some people heading to the convention might decide to spend a couple of extra days in Charleston or on Hilton Head Island.