Paypal bids NC a fond farewell:
In a move that will cost the city hundreds of jobs, PayPal on Tuesday scrapped plans for a new Charlotte operations center in the most dramatic corporate response yet to a new North Carolina law that limits the legal protections of LGBT individuals.
The payment processor’s decision led to renewed calls for Gov. Pat McCrory and the state legislature to overturn a law that has drawn criticism from big companies such as Bank of America and American Airlines as well as sports organizations such as the NBA. The CEO of Red Ventures, a prominent Charlotte-area marketing and technology firm, on Tuesday said he would “seriously reconsider” adding jobs in the state because of the legislation approved last month.
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat running against McCrory in this November’s election, said the legislation, known as House Bill 2, poses a threat to the state’s economy.
“These are new, better paying jobs North Carolina won’t get because Governor McCrory has put his political ideology above all else,” Cooper said. “It’s time to reverse course and take actions to undo the damage.”
WV voted down our religious bigotry bill, it sure would be nice if maybe someone like PayPal would give us a looksie. It’s not being overdramatic to say 400 jobs like that could be a game changer here for a community. Plus, if it works out, maybe more companies will show up.