"The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce opposes HB2 and calls for its immediate repeal. This legislation is bad for business and bad for North Carolina.... HB2 has already harmed business growth in Wake County and the state of North Carolina’s reputation.... Our state has been represented negatively in more than 5,300 media outlets across the United States with nearly 8 billion impressions.
"In Wake County, we have lost 250 committed jobs from Deutsche Bank, as well as a technology company that was considering the creation of up to 1,000 jobs in our region. Several other companies have eliminated us from consideration explicitly citing this bill. Our Convention and Visitors Bureau is reporting over $3.2 million in lost revenues, and much more is at risk."