Some Small Business Owners Say HB2 is Hurting Profits
Small business owners in Charlotte are concerned with the cancellation of events and the impact this has had on the local business community. The passage of the controversial HB2 bill poses negative economic implications that have damaged the Charlotte business community, particularly small business owners in the area. The question of its repeal continues to remain a pressure faced by state leaders.
Debra Bost co-owns Southland Parking in Charlotte and says events cancellations due to the controversial law have been bad for business.
"If this continues on and doesn't get repealed, we are going to continue to lose money," she said.
Attorney General Roy Cooper believes HB2 has hurt the state. "I think that we are losing jobs, we are losing millions of dollars, and we have to make sure that we come together to find a way to get rid of this obstacle that we have put in front of ourselves as a state," he said.
Bost says if HB2 is not repealed, she fears the 2017 NBA All-Star Game will be pulled from the Queen City.
It's clear that the negative economic repercussions on Charlotte's business community have been severe due to the controversy sparked by the state's passage of the HB2 bill. Thus, it is imperative that state leaders repeal this discriminatory law immediately to undo the financial damage that continues to hurt small businesses.