Raleigh, N.C. – After Braeburn Pharmaceutical announced the company will continue with its plans to build a $20 million facility in Durham County, McCrory Campaign Manager Russell Peck released the following statement:
The company's press release today, which cites poll numbers and a meeting between the company's CEO and Attorney General Roy Cooper, raises strong suspicions that threats to pull out of North Carolina were unfortunately more to do with politics than business from the very beginning.
Whether they were really ever serious about pulling their investment or not, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals made the right decision not to follow through on their threats while this national issue works its way through the courts. By continuing with their plans, Braeburn is expanding in a state with the fastest growing economy in the country and ranked by hundreds of CEOs as the #3 best state for business.
While this is certainly welcome news, Roy Cooper and his allies continue to attack our state's economy and reputation for their own political gain. They may view North Carolina families as pawns in their twisted political chess board, but Governor McCrory does not. We call on Cooper and his allies to drop their campaign to hurt North Carolina's economy immediately.