Yeah those people who overcook the $7 hot dogs inside the stadium are very thankful Mr.Richardson brought the Panthers here.
Also, those "office jobs" you speak of are not correlated to the Panthers being here. Only uneducated, and excuse the bluntness, very ignorant people truly believe the economy and city growth rate revolves around a losing NFL franchise. Come on bro.
Your crazy, right? The team brings in over 160 million in area profits from just 8 games each season in hotel, restaurant and bar receipts. That's not counting the additional money spent by people at other places. All of that is not even counting the other stadium events and so forth. Also there's ton's of employees that work for the Panther's as well. Also you can add to that with the fact that most of the business' in the Stadiums area rely on those 8 games a year to cut a profit. "Hotel's, Bar's, Restaurants and so forth."
Saying the team doesn't push the economy of the city around it is silly. That's a ton of profit that would be missing from that area of town if it weren't for the Panther's.