GOP Govs and Candidates’ Extreme MAGA Agendas Are Bad For Business

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As Republican governors across the country double down on their MAGA agendas, including dangerous abortion bans and discriminatory policies to laws making it easier for criminals to carry guns, they are driving businesses to look elsewhere, hurting their state economy and constituents.

  • GEORGIA: After losing the MLB All-Star Game last year and missing out on millions of dollars of revenue for Georgia businesses, Gov. Brian Kemp should have re-evaluated the consequences of passing his restrictive voting law. Instead, he’s only doubled down on his extreme agenda. More recently, Kemp’s dangerous gun agenda led to the cancellation of Midtown Music Festival, costing Georgians an estimated $50 million.
  • INDIANA: After Gov. Eric Holcomb pushed through a sweeping abortion ban, there was an immediate economic fallout as some of the state’s largest employers objected to the law. After Holcomb signed the bill, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly announced they would look elsewhere for their expansion plans.
  • PENNSYLVANIA: GOP nominee Doug Mastriano’s plan to ban abortion without exceptions for rape or incest led Duolingo, a popular language-learning computer program and tech company headquartered in Pittsburgh, to threaten to move its base elsewhere, risking hundreds of jobs for Pennsylvanians.
  • FLORIDA: Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “Don’t Say Gay” bill has led to Disney delaying its plan to add 2,000 high-paying jobs in Florida. DeSantis’ ongoing feud with the company threatens to slam Florida taxpayers with a $2 billion tab amidst already high prices and a housing crisis.

“The radical MAGA agendas of GOP governors and candidates have real economic consequences for the hardworking people in their states,” said DGA Communications Director David Turner. “By ripping away fundamental rights, extremist GOP governors are telling businesses and workers they’re not welcome.”