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.
Special 2019 Note: Those looking for Joe Vranich’s new report about businesses leaving California can find a summary on the California page (once there, scroll down).
Joe began his career in the corporate world, which included involvement in selected facility relocations. For the last 25 years has run a consulting firm that he purposely keeps small to ensure that he as the principal provides services on a personal level. Although he has been affiliated with some “big brand” companies, his greatest pleasure is helping small business owners find a path to greater business and personal success.
As an impartial Site Selection Consultant and Business Coach, Joe has an organized process to assess potential locations based on labor availability, facility costs, logistics, utility rates and quality-of-life factors. His evaluations include a review of an area’s economic 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. His most recent media appearances focus on why companies leave hostile business environments for business-friendly states and localities.
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 plants to more optimal environments for the long term. For example, he helped a California consumer-products company 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 small back offices and call centers. And he assisted an equipment designer find an affordable way to establish an office and showroom in the New York City area.
Some know Joe as The Business Relocation Coach because he serves as listening board helping business owners make financially enhancing location decisions while recognizing personal and lifestyle preferences. 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, Small Manufacturers Association of California and the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation.
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, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, Journal of Commerce, National Review, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Reuters, Supplier Global Resource Magazine, Virtual-Strategy Magazine, Vital Speeches, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, Workers Compensation and Zero Hedge.
Businesses Leaving California
His views about California’s harsh business policies 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.