Spectrum Location Solutions Blog

Confucius Would Urge Chinese Companies to Avoid California

Sometimes one phone call can make a person think. Really think. That’s what happened when Cathy Zhang, host of “Engage America,” a Chinese radio show, called and asked if I would agree to an interview about my new report, “Why Companies Leave California.” She wanted to...

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High Housing Prices Motivating Companies & Employees to Leave California

Today’s Wall Street Journal carried an excellent story about California’s affordable housing crisis, noting that some employers must leave the state as they expand because home prices and rents are “higher on average than anywhere else in the country [and] have surged to the top of concerns fo...

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Amazon: New York Caused the Divorce – Don’t Go Back

Today’s big news is that New Yorkers are pleading with Amazon to reconsider its decision to halt its HQ2 project in their city. The Wall Street Journal reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been in contact with Amazon executives, urging them to rethink their decision to abandon plans for a headquarters...

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California Companies Look East for Affordable Housing

The other day I received a call from a small business owner in California who wants to relocate his business. He named five states that he’d like me to review with two stipulations: “I’ve got to know how friendly their business climates are, and I want you to look at the cost of housing.” The next t...

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Bit by Bit, California Media Starting to Focus on Businesses Leaving the State

Having enjoyed a stroll under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, I was taken aback by scenes of the police there firing tear gas and water cannon toward “yellow vest” protestors – people who are showing in very public ways their unhappiness with an overbearing government. While the French res...

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Wall Street Journal, Others Cite New ‘Leaving California’ Study

Thank you Wall Street Journal for reporting on my new, comprehensive study of the who, what, when, where and why companies are leaving California for business-friendly locations. Their editorial, entitled, “High-Tax State Exodus” said: Jobs and businesses have fled California’s hig...

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