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Old 07-19-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Austin Texas
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2,800,000 companies for a population of 37 million. So on average those companies employ 13 people, if you counted retirees, newborns, toddlers, and others not really in the workforce. I think the work eligible population is probably closer to 20 million; so these companies employ about 7 people each. Since the Intels, Oracles, AMDs, Apples, and government bodies take many millions of workers, I bet it is reasonable to think that 2,750,000 of these companies employ just 2-3 people. Or even 1 person.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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2,800,000 companies for a population of 37 million. So on average those companies employ 13 people, if you counted retirees, newborns, toddlers, and others not really in the workforce. I think the work eligible population is probably closer to 20 million; so these companies employ about 7 people each. Since the Intels, Oracles, AMDs, Apples, and government bodies take many millions of workers, I bet it is reasonable to think that 2,750,000 of these companies employ just 2-3 people. Or even 1 person.
and so?
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Austin Texas
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You cite that number all the time as if it is proof that California is creating jobs and businesses constantly. The number itself means almost nothing.

A massage therapist who chooses to create a "corporation" hasn't created a single new job. A gigantic number of the companies listed on that site (a useful site by the way) are simply self-employed individuals who registered their one person enterprise as "corporation".

I am willing to bet that with the exception of very few states (perhaps Michigan), every state can claim "business growth" if you measure it by the number of "companies." Business growth is much more meaningful if you show sales or employment growth.

You show neither.
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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You cite that number all the time as if it is proof that California is creating jobs and businesses constantly
I have not ever cited it as proof of anything, let alone what you suggest. I merely cite it as what it is, the number of companies, if you want to draw an inference, that is up to you.

If I could cite a substantial loss of businesses that would in turn lead to a greater loss of businesses, I would surely do it.

To me, business or population growth is not a desirable thing, I prefer the opposite.
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