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Tue Oct 25, 2016, 05:55 PM

North Carolina just lost out on another 730 jobs because of its anti-LGBT law

This week, North Carolina found out it is not getting 730 new jobs and a quarter-billion-dollar impact that it was the top contender for. The reason? Its anti-LGBT law, HB2, which bans trans people from using the bathroom and bars municipalities from protecting LGBT people from discrimination.

CoStar Group Inc., a real estate analytics company, had been shopping around cities to build a new research operations headquarters, and the contenders were Charlotte, Richmond, Atlanta, and Kansas City. The Atlanta Business Chronicle heard from sources that Charlotte was the favorite. But the jobs are going to Richmond.

According to David Dorsch, CoStar Group’s commercial real estate broker, “The primary reason they chose Richmond over Charlotte was HB2.” CoStar Group was itself, a bit mum, simply confirming the jobs were going to Richmond — and no expansions were planned anywhere else. But Dorsch was adamant that the jobs were another casualty of the discriminatory law. “The best thing we can do as citizens in North Carolina is to show up on Nov. 8 and think about which party is costing us jobs and which one is not.”

https://thinkprogress.org/north-carolina-hb2-costar-backlash-4c80461b815#.k0n0q4knx

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Tue Oct 25, 2016, 06:03 PM

1. K&R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Tue Oct 25, 2016, 06:26 PM

2. I hope the voters in NC hear this! OR, maybe they did and that's why Hillary's

chances of winning that State are beating the Con.

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