The only thing missing is the arrow pointing out over the water where business flee the USA entirely. But that’s more of an option for larger businesses; as you say, the smaller ones are all heading inland.
Nice link PatrickP.
On a related topic, I don’t suppose the Chinese would be interested in buying up CA bonds? (The Greek ones aren’t looking too secure these days….)
Comment by Ironic in Denver — May 15, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
If you are a Californian Democrat, please drive west if you want employment.
“10. Unfair taxes (Tax Foundation ranks California as 48th for tax fairness.)
9. Most expensive business locations (Rose Institute for State and Local Government has many California cities as the most expensive U.S. places in which to do business.)
8. Worst performing labor (Pacific Research Institute rates California’s labor performance over a five-year period as lowest in the nation.)”
Other adjectives are “Harsh”, “Unfriendly”, “Uncontrollable”.
On the other hand, it doesn’t rain here much, and if someone was to want to see snow, it’s not more than a few hour’s drive at most.
A couple of years ago, when I was spending quite a bit of time in Reno, I would run into many, many people re-locating their businesses from California to Nevada. One small business owner I talked to said he would save $30,000 per year.
Comment by Alan outback bacon czar — May 15, 2012 @ 3:22 pm
Alan, what type of business did he have and where did he derive his savings? Just taxes or other overhead?
With a Union owned Legislature of RATz, just a few Republicans, and Moonbeam as governor——The Ship of State will have to sink, before the truth of the “Blue Model” is revealed!!!!!!! BUT, accepted? Whole nother thing……
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — May 16, 2012 @ 9:48 am
rickn8or: I can certainly understand leaving Frisco (I was born there – it was once a great city) – but … Oakland???