This quote from Durham-based AICPA came too late to make Tori Stilwell's story in today's N&O. Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce president Aaron Nelson sent it along. We'll be talking with Nelson about this and other local business matters Wednesday morning. What questions do you have?
"The proposed amendment is bad for business. It interferes with our ability to recruit talent and our right to provide competitive benefits to our employees. It also signals to major employers like ours that our state is not welcoming to the diverse, creative workforce that we need to compete in the global economy. It’s also bad for future business development in the state as we seek top grow our tax base. It is very unlikely we would have ever relocated our global headquarters to the Triangle and hired 450 local employees in 2006 if this amendment had been the law." - Anthony J. Pugliese, Senior Vice President, Finance, Membership & Operations, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).