Monthly Archives April 2021

Another Company Leaves California; Moves Headquarters & Manufacturing to Arizona

Bonelli Doors + Windows has relocated entirely from high-cost San Francisco to affordable Mesa, Arizona. The door and window designer and manufacturer created 35 new jobs and plans to hire more at its new facility, where it will design, manufacture and ship finished product. “Mesa is a great fit for Bonelli. With its low cost of living, educated workforce, freeway connections to major markets, and international airport, it is an ideal location for our headquarters and operations to be in one building,” said Cameron Wyatt, president of Bonelli. To support expansion and with 17 new product launches planned in the
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California Business Losses Percolating As Coffee Company Heads for North Carolina

Puroast Coffee Company, Inc. is relocating from Woodland, in Yolo County, Calif., and placing its new headquarters, roasting and distribution operation in High Point, NC. Kerry Sachs, Puroast CEO, said, “High Point came out on top after an extensive search to locate our new operations – the workforce, location, manufacturing infrastructure, quality of life and the warm invitation from the Economic Development team all contributed to our decision.” The company will invest $1.5 million in new machinery, equipment and building improvements while creating as many as 44 new jobs. Puroast produces a low-acid coffee which is the result of a
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California Politicians Oddly Silent as Companies Large & Small Leave the State

What the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles had in common this week is that each lost still another company heading for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. As a business person, former Californian and new Texan, I can understand why. Wiley X, which manufactures protective eyewear, will move its headquarters and operations from Livermore in Alameda County to Frisco, which is near Dallas. The company’s new global headquarters, manufacturing and distribution site is set to be located in Frisco’s Star Business Park. The veteran-founded and family-owned company has been providing vision protection equipment to the U.S. military and law enforcement
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Site Selection Co. Joins ‘Mass Movement’ of Businesses Leaving California

McKinney, Texas (April 8, 2021) – Spectrum Location Solutions, a firm that identifies states and cities for companies seeking business-friendly environments, has taken its own advice by relocating from California and settling in Texas. “Companies of all sizes have begun to imagine a post-Covid future – one where a new location will lead to a more positive future outlook,” said Spectrum President Joseph Vranich. “It’s unusual for a boutique company like mine to announce a relocation, but doing so offsets the notion that only big companies leave California. I think small-business departures have reached the level of a mass movement.”
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