HB2 will reduce tourism in NC for years, officials say

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — House Bill 2 has hit the North Carolina economy so hard it has left a “black eye” that won’t fade for years, local business leaders and tourism officials say, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

Bruce Springsteen, Cirque du Soleil and Boston have canceled shows in Greensboro over the so-called bathroom bill. Pearl Jam abandoned a tour stop in Raleigh last week.

Blue Man Group said Friday that it won’t come to Charlotte. Ringo Starr dropped plans to perform in Cary this summer.

The high-profile cancellations have also spread to the convention industry, which is the bedrock of Greensboro’s tourism business and draws roughly a million people a year to the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center alone.

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

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