Biography: Joseph Vranich

Joe helps businesses make location decisions driven by growth, consolidation, market changes, or a need to relocate to a place with a more favorable business climate.

As an impartial Site Selection Consultant, Joe has an organized process to assess potential locations based on labor rates, facility costs, logistics, utility rates and quality-of-life factors. His evaluation of an area’s political climate includes a review of public incentives and its tax and regulatory regime.

While being introduced on America’s highest-rated cable-TV business show, “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” the host said, “Joe Vranich is a Coach committed to you and your success.” He has been a repeated guest on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, NBC, NPR and on hundreds of local broadcasts. Joe has testified before Congress many times. His most recent media appearances focus on why companies leave hostile business environments (found particularly in California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts) for business-friendly states.

His background includes serving as CEO of an international trade organization, Senior Vice President-Public Relations, a U.S. Senate appointee to a Congressional Review Panel and a non-fiction author on transportation issues.

Contributing to Stability & Sound Location Choices

Joe’s contributions to business growth include assisting companies in locating their headquarters, back offices and manufacturing facilities to lower-cost environments. For example, he helped a consumer-products company in Orange County benefit from lower building ownership costs in a new out-of-state location – one also with a superior labor force. He aided a Los Angeles-based financial institution find three new locations to serve as back offices and call centers. He assisted an international equipment designer find an affordable way to establish a showroom in the New York City area; a British university select a U.S. location near a suitable airport; and a California construction equipment company identify the most desirable location in the Southwest.

A flavor of his relocation work can be seen in Testimonials and a representative sampling of clients, which range from corporations to family-owned enterprises and non-profit organizations, are on the Clients page.

Executive Coaching

Some know Joe as The Business Relocation Coach because he serves as listening board helping leaders make strategic business decisions while recognizing personal and lifestyle preferences. As many as 40% of Fortune 500 companies use Executive Coaches because of the benefits to individual and organizational performance. Joe has had Executive Coaching assignments in Google, Northrop Grumman, Alcoa, Electronic Arts, IBM, Burson Marsteller and in privately-held enterprises.

Substantial Location Research

His research on company migrations has been cited by the American Enterprise Institute, California Business Roundtable, California Manufacturers & Technology Association, California Small Business Action Committee, Chapman University Center for Demographics and Policy, Heartland Institute, Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy, Reason Foundation, Small Manufacturers Association of California and the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation.

National Recognition

Publications quoting him on business location issues include The Economist, The Atlantic, Arizona Republic, Austin American-Statesman, Barron’s, Business Xpansion Journal, CFO Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chief Executive Magazine, CNNMoney, Commercial Executive Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Energy Manager Today, Financial Sense, Fiscal Times, Human Events, Investor’s Business Daily, Journal of Commerce, National Review, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Reuters, Supplier Global Resource Magazine, Vital Speeches, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, Workers Compensation and Zero Hedge.

California Focus

His views have been quoted in many California publications including the Contra Costa Times, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Los Angeles Business Journal, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times, North County Times, Orange County Business Journal, Orange County Register, Pasadena Star-News, Riverside Press-Enterprise, Sacramento Bee, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Examiner, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, San Jose Business Journal, San Mateo Daily Journal and Ventura County Star.

Online Media

Outlets include CalWatchdog, City Magazine, CityWatchLA, Cronkite News, Daily Caller, FlashReport, Fox & Hounds Daily, NewGeography, PublicCEO, and Virtual-Strategy Magazine.

See Joseph Vranich on LinkedIn. Also, he is known on Twitter as @LocationConsult.