Friday News: The HB2 effect in action

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N.C. RECRUITER NOTES HB2 AS FACTOR IN LOSS OF COSTAR (Charlotte Business Journal) – Some state officials said House Bill 2 played no role when Charlotte lost 732 jobs and a $24 million investment by real estate firm CoStar this fall. But a senior recruiter at the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina cited the law as part of the reason the company instead chose Richmond. Garrett Wyckoff, senior business recruitment manager at the public-private Economic Development Partnership, wrote in an email on Oct. 25 about the failed bid to land CoStar that the cause was “local issues.” Below that, Wyckoff wrote, “Further Explanation for Closed Project: Spring 2016 Legislation.”
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