Spectrum Location Solutions Blog

Has California Reached a ‘Tipping Point’ for Businesses?

September 22, 2019 The latest company to leave California is San Francisco-based Circa of America, which got its start in that city in the late 1960s, and which makes leather goods in the largest manufacturing facility remaining in the city. Circa is closing the plant, laying off 92 employees, and m...

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California Politicians Turn Against Their Most Loyal Business Supporters

September 21, 2019: For some time I’ve been thinking about how the deterioration of California’s business climate continues unabated based on my knowledge about headquarters and manufacturing plants leaving the state for friendlier environments. Now, we see that a string of big San Franc...

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More California Tax Abuse

I just learned that California ranks 49th out of 50 in the quality of tax administration, according to the Council on State Taxation. Also, I just read an eye-opening column about how California government agencies often “cheat on the way that they collect taxes.” This is one of many rea...

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Another Electronics Co. Leaves Business-Hostile California: Chip 1 Exchange Moves U.S. HQ to Texas

Chip 1 Exchange, a global distributor of electronic components and peripherals, has moved its U.S. headquarters and logistics operations from Lake Forest in Orange County to Fort Worth, Texas. The operation will start with 20 employees in a facility that includes a quality control lab, regional sale...

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California Gov. Newsom Champions Measures That Would Take Us Back to ‘Medieval Times’

July 26, 2019 Admittedly, that is a rather harsh headline. But a California-based energy expert uses such language to describe Gov. Gavin Newsom who he says deserves such criticism because of his energy policies. The column, below, was written by Ronald Stein, a researcher and commentator on climate...

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WSJ: Gavin Newsom’s Nike Proposition: California’s Governor finds a business he wants in the state

July 6, 2019 – After many years of writing about companies leaving California’s business-hostile conditions, I’m pleased that The Wall Street Journal referenced my work in today’s editorial, which begins with this: “Republican Gov. Doug Ducey earlier this week said he’d revoke state financial incent...

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