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Old 08-18-2008, 09:19 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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Originally Posted by GregW View Post
Texas has been living off the rest of the country because of the oil and taxpayer funded aerospace businesses. Now that the oil has been pumped and aerospace is cutting back Texas may just not be such a business paradise. Welcome to a world of declining opportunities as the resources are depleted and other industries are shipped to China and India.
I think the opposite is true. Texas would do just fine by itself. Texas is kind of the last bastion of independence in the US. It is business friendly because of the realization that a business friendly state makes more jobs and economic properity for the area. Oil was here and shipped outward to the other states.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:34 AM
Location: St. Paul, MN
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Texas has a few things going for it: they have no corporate or personal income tax. They allow their cities to sell muni bonds and then use those funds to attract corporations to expand their operations in their state. Which is why half of all the jobs created in the US between 2007 and 2008 were created in Texas.

There are about a dozen pro-business states. And California is one of the least pro-business.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:44 AM
Location: St. Paul, MN
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Default You really want to move?

Originally Posted by Humanoid View Post
Yeah, I'm seriously thinking of relocating from California to Texas due to the tax situation in California. It doesn't hurt so much when you aren't making much, but as soon as your income goes up (especially from business activities) its a major burden.
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For you it might not be Texas. Could be Florida. Or Nebraska. Or one of a number of states.


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