Tech CEO: LGBT law's repeal not decisive in decision to move

Trilliant Networks CEO says repealing HB2 was important for the employees' comfort. Official logo.

CARY, N.C. (AP) — A tech company CEO says North Carolina's partial repeal of a law limiting protections for LGBT residents was important but not decisive in his decision to move from California's Silicon Valley.

Trilliant Networks CEO Andrew White announced Tuesday its headquarters will move from Redwood City, California, to the Raleigh suburb of Cary.

White said the decision two weeks ago to take House Bill 2 off the books was important for making the company's employees comfortable enough to embrace a North Carolina move. But he says Cary also was selected due to an attractive cost of living, great universities and short commuting distances.

The compromise on HB2 between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and legislative Republicans left in place prohibitions against local governments adopting ordinances on LGBT rights.

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