PayPal Withdraws Plan for Charlotte Expansion


Tuesday PayPal announced the canceling of their plans for a new facility in Charlotte. The online payment service have decided to nix their plans to open a global operations center in Charlotte, in response to the state's controversial new law

Two weeks ago, PayPal announced plans to open a new global operations center in Charlotte and employ over 400 people in skilled jobs. In the short time since then, legislation has been abruptly enacted by the State of North Carolina that invalidates protections of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens and denies these members of our community equal rights under the law.

The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture. As a result, PayPal will not move forward with our planned expansion into Charlotte.