Recruiting new businesses and new employees to come to North Carolina plays a major role in economic growth. Unfortunately, since April of 2016, North Carolina has been trying to recruit with an anchor tied to our hip. HB2, the so-called “bathroom bill” that legalizes discrimination in the workplace and in public accommodations, has stopped many employers from considering doing business in North Carolina.

PayPal and Deutsche Bank halted plans for corporate expansions in North Carolina shortly after HB2 was passed by the General Assembly. Later, major conventions and events began to avoid our state. Eventually, the NCAA and ACC pulled championship events and the NBA moved its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans.

Forbes Magazine estimates that North Carolina has lost more than $630 million in business since HB2 was passed.[1] North Carolina cannot reach its potential with HB2 on the books. The solution is a full and unconditional repeal of HB2.