CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The fallout from House Bill 2 continues, as several conventions have canceled their events in the Queen City.
Charlotte has lost out on at least 13 conventions in the wake of House Bill 2, according to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.
The CRVA says there are at least 29 groups who say they are hesitant or concerned to bring their events and/or organizations to the Queen City.
The CRVA released the following statement on Friday:
“We are extremely concerned about the state legislation in place as we continue to hear negative feedback and potential event cancellations from our customers. Our city has worked incredibly hard to build a thriving visitor economy over the last 20 years, which has welcomed major events and conventions that greatly give back to the city and the state of North Carolina's economy and overall quality of life. This issue is in danger of setting us back from the progress we've made in positioning Charlotte as an attractive, inclusive destination. Our city has long had a track record of creating an environment that not only values diversity, but strongly embraces it. On behalf of the visitor economy that represents one in nine jobs across the Charlotte region, we strongly urge that state and local leaders find a resolution that represents the best interests of our city and state.”
NBC Charlotte's Xavier Walton is on the story and will have the latest tonight at 11.