Is California going to harass our high-tech companies into leaving the state?
Here’s an unsettling article from Spectrum Location Solutions, discussing California’s unswerving commitment to driving away businesses from the Golden State. In the last couple decades, the CA legislative anti-business campaign focused on manufacturing firms — “dirty businesses” (all manufacturing is dirty, by CA political standards). But today the new targets seem to be the cash generating, clean, high-tech companies. Brilliant.
CA will continue as a start-up business center, I suspect, but maturing firms are doing their expansions in more business-friendly states. And the more they do that, the more business management will note the contrast in the bottom line for such facilities. Google and Apple are two that have shifted new operations to other states.
While CA is openly hostile to business, the San Francisco business climate approaches Venezuela and Cuba. Recently a private Google employee bus shuttling employees to and from work was blockaded by protesters, demanding Google pay a billion dollars to the state! As the article points out, businesses in the San Francisco region [those not dependent on local retail trade] simply have to be considering moving out of state.
Another High-Tech Co. to Ease Out of San Francisco Bay Area?
Posted December 19, 2013 by bizlocate
Tags: Business Relocation and Location