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Old 12-17-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: 78747
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Default California bleeding not only jobs, but companies too?

I recently stumbled across this news release, and it looks as though this emigration phenomena is projected to accelerate in 2011:

35 more firms on ‘leaving California’ list - Jan Norman on Small Business : The Orange County Register

Your thoughts?
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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They come and go?
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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I recently stumbled across this news release, and it looks as though this emigration phenomena is projected to accelerate in 2011:

35 more firms on ‘leaving California’ list - Jan Norman on Small Business : The Orange County Register

Your thoughts?

personally...if our options were moving to Texas....yucky climate..or Arkansas..total boonies...we would have retired way sooner than we did

actually I would guess it is more the out of country stuff that is hurting not only Calif,,,but all of US business...
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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Well, I heard recently that Shutterfly, which was once stationed in Hayward, CA, is moving to Arizona (I don't know why, but I can only guess) and another internet company (which I won't name) is expanding to Kentucky and Texas (because of the favorable tax incentives to companies that expand into their state... which California doesn't offer).

Look, people can spin it any way they want, but the fact is, other states/countries can and WILL offer incentives to lure companies and the jobs away. We can either become competitive or stay on our current path and hemorrhage more jobs.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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Too much red tape and too much taxes. The only thing that CA has going for it is silicon valley but that is changing fast. Especially with India investing heavily into universities etc. Bangalore is basically the silicon valley of India. Last time I was there I saw almost every fortune 500 tech company there. The only real businesses thriving here are retail oriented business since lots of rich people still live here.

Need I say more?

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Old 12-17-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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California to business: GTFO.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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I think the reason companies leave California is our state is not very business-friendly. Why can't our politicians make our state more business-friendly in order to encourage companies to do business here? Or, am I being too simplistic in thinking it would be that easy to do?
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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I think the reason companies leave California is our state is not very business-friendly. Why can't our politicians make our state more business-friendly in order to encourage companies to do business here? Or, am I being too simplistic in thinking it would be that easy to do?
Because there's a million groups that want to tax, ban, require, or regulate something business does. Its not so much any one of these, but the cumulative weight of it all that forces business out. As the old saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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I personal cant wait to move my company out of CA. This place is a joke if you own a business. The ONLY good thing is the weather out here. Everything else is sub-par. High taxes, cost of living, home values, too many illegals, traffic, selfish self-centered people, crappy roads for what we pay in taxes, BS gun laws; need I go on.

I cant wait to leave this place. It was great 10 years ago, but it has significantly gone down the tubes since.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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California to business: GTFO.
Texas to CA businesses, welcome welcome welcome. The more the merrier.

There is a down side to this. Texas is getting more and more liberal. We have been here only a little over 3 years and have seen a difference. Hopefully I will be long gone before it turns into another nanny state like CA.
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