PayPal withdraws plans for Charlotte expansion over HB2

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PayPal has withdrawn plans for an expansion into Charlotte because it opposes North Carolina’s new law that limits the legal protections of LGBT individuals, a move that opponents of House Bill 2 said demonstrates the law’s negative economic impacts.

The San Jose, Calif.-based payments company last month announced plans for a new global operations center in Charlotte that would employ over 400 people. It’s the latest in a string of corporate backlash against the state’s new bill that overturned a Charlotte non-discrimination ordinance, a piece of legislation that more than 100 CEOs of major companies have said they oppose.

“The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture. As a result, PayPal will not move forward with our planned expansion into Charlotte,” Dan Schulman, the company’s president and chief executive officer, said in a statement Tuesday.

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2 thoughts on “PayPal withdraws plans for Charlotte expansion over HB2”

  1. I’m just completely blown away by the amount of support us in the trans community have gotten over this bill. I feel like perhaps NC just helped us get some much needed love and attention. There’s definitely a more positive view shown by this than anything I ever would have grown up with. The bill blows, but I’m pretty happy about the amount of backing!
    Thanks for sharing this ^.^ Have a beautiful day sunshine

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