Posted Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:09 a.m.

Premium Lock Raleigh Chamber: Tech firm nixed 1,000 jobs due to HB2

Published: 2016-04-20 07:09:16
Updated: 2016-04-20 07:09:16

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The Triangle's high-tech and startup communities have been among the most outspoken critics of "HB2," and the Greater Raleigh of Chamber of Commerce weighed in on the battle Tuesday. Its CEO called for "immediate repeal" of the bill, pointing out that a tech company had pulled a possible 1,000 job expansion....

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To those companies, just do as you wish, it's your loss. Proud to be living in this great state of NC.
So what are the specifics these companies are objecting to? From what I read, the law is the same as it was before HB2. I believe there is only one state that has allowed the mixed use of both public and private bath facilities. Are the other 48 being boycotted too?
Don't know about you but I nor the State should bow down to a small group of people who think their "rights" are more important than logic. Morality over money any time.
Way to create jobs, Pat & Co. You guys making fun of the HB2 effects, run on out there and get the buggy whip and conestoga wagon companies to relocate to North Carolina. They'll fit right in with the Republican mentality and your bigotry.
And the name of this mysterious Tech Firm, is ............

if you are not naming it, I suspect that it is not on the up and up.
North Carolina is a great place to live and work based on our heritage. The law has flaws which have been addressed. I am not interested in outsiders opinions of my state or there threats of monetary reprisals.
And...what will Wake County do without another fly-by-night tech startup that uses grant and private investor money to barely keep their doors open for a few months then folds like a cheap lawn chair? Ugh! It's the lifeblood of Raleigh's "fake it 'til you make it" economy.
Nothing like a good ol' fashioned shake-down to persuade people to fully embrace something nobody fully understands.
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