Since North Carolina’s anti-LGBT so-called “bathroom bill” was signed into law, the Greater Raleigh Convention Center has lost six firm bookings worth an estimated $2.4m, according to its president and CEO, Denny Edwards. Another 16 bookings worth an estimated $44m are also in jeopardy.

“There’s going to be some long-term effect,” said Edwards, “and there’s a concern within North Carolina about the greater impact and how much damage this is doing to the wider economy.” For Raleigh’s conference business, he says, “it’s really causing chaos.”

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5 thoughts on “North Carolina reels from business backlash to anti-LGBT law

  1. You know what’s even more disheartening? These idiots will get re-elected. We have a state that is so gerrymandered, and with so many voting hurdles, that they probably are not even worried.


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