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WRAL Exclusive: Company promises up to 1,500 Wake County jobs with HB2 repeal

Posted March 2, 2017 8:19 p.m. EST
Updated March 2, 2017 11:47 p.m. EST

— Sources familiar with plans for a major economic development told WRAL News that a company plans to bring as many as 1,500 jobs to Wake County with salaries averaging more than $100,000.

The decision appears contingent on the repeal of House Bill 2, which could add pressure on lawmakers to compromise on a repeal. The company has not been identified publicly.

House Bill 2 requires people to use public bathrooms that match their birth gender and excludes gay and transgender people from discrimination protections.

Various sports leagues and businesses have moved events and jobs out of North Carolina because of the law.

Members of the Wake County legislative delegation confirmed to WRAL News that they have been briefed on the potential jobs announcement.

There have been several attempts to repeal House Bill 2, but lawmakers have been unable to reach a consensus.