Business Location & Relocation Expert Available for Interviews

Journalists routinely reach out to Joe Vranich to discuss business location and relocation issues. His most recent interviews focus on why companies leave states with hostile business environments – notably California – for business-friendly states and localities. His views have appeared in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Barron’s, Reuters, Investor’s Business Daily, Kiplinger’s, CNN Money, The Atlantic, Chief Executive Magazine and Vital Speeches.

His most notable prediction in recent times was that Amazon would walk away from placing its HQ2 in New York City because of the unfriendly reception given to the company’s plan.

Any reporter contacting Joe can expect prompt, professional and thoughtful responses, which stem from his long experience in representing business interests before every major American TV network news program – along with others in Europe, Japan and China – and hundreds of local newspapers and local broadcasts.

He is open to writing guest commentaries and op-eds, depending upon the desired topic.

“Our next guest says [why] companies left the state last year alone. High taxes, too much regulation. Joe Vranich is the man who tracks this stuff in California …. Please come back and see us again. I want an update on the exodus from California.” – Stuart Varney, Fox Business News

Media Citations

2020

Fox Business News: California’s political divisions widen as Republicans, businesses want out
San Francisco Business Times: Your Company Might Be Next
2019

Wall Street Journal: Schwab Leaves San Francisco for Texas
Orange County Register: Good news, bad news about California
Dallas Business Journal: Charles Schwab’s move to DFW shakes up leaderboard in region already undergoing changes
Wall Street Journal: Firms Quit California Over Costs
 Kiplinger: Thinking of Relocating Your Business to California? Don’t!
San Jose Mercury News: Dan Walters: Will two new laws push California to its tipping point?
Wall Street Journal: California Has the Jobs but Not Enough Homes
New Geography: California’s Low-Wage Job Crisis
City Journal: California Preening
Zero Hedge: Californians Flock To Texas As Corporations Seek Cheaper Pastures
Dallas Business Journal: Dallas-Fort Worth top destination for interstate moves
New Geography: Charles Schwab Moving San Francisco HQ to Texas
San Francisco Business Times: Schwab is moving its headquarters. Will other S.F. companies follow its lead?
San Francisco Business Times: Bay Area exodus is accelerating as California adopts ‘harsh new policies’
Dallas Business Journal: Study: 660 Companies moved facilities out of California
KFI Radio Los Angeles: It’s Not Just People Leaving California These Days … Companies Are Too
CalMatters: Dan Walters: Is there a California tipping point?
Wall Street Journal: Gavin Newsom’s Nike Proposition
Pacific Research Institute: The Moves (Out of California) Just Keep on Coming
Phoenix Business Journal: Why corporate relocations are on the rise in the Valley
New Geography: Amazon: New York Caused the Divorce – Don’t Go Back
Voice of Hope (China TV Network): Why is California’s business environment unfriendly?
Fox and Hounds Daily: California Companies Look East for Affordable Housing
Hoover Institution: What The New Governor Can Do To Honor California’s ‘Practical Majority’
Dallas Business Journal: How does Texas’ business climate beat California’s? Let us count the ways
Fox and Hounds Daily: Study Confirms Business Flight from California Accelerating
Daily Caller: With Business Fleeing, California Doesn’t Look So Golden

2018

Chief Executive Magazine: Business Exodus From California Is More Troubling Than Sanctuary Policies
Wall Street Journal: High-Tax State Exodus
Forbes: Low-Tax States, Led By Texas, Outpace Job Growth In High-Tax States By 71%
Investor’s Business Daily: California Companies Flee Business-Hostile State In Droves
Zero Hedge: Guess What These Four Fastest Growing States Have in Common…
Northern California Record: Immigration act leaves companies squeezed between federal and new state law: consultant
California Political Review: Study Finds More Companies Leaving California
Dallas Business Journal: A few reasons California companies are making an exit for Texas
Dallas Business Journal: 1,800 companies left California in a year – with most bound for Texas
Dallas Morning News: Core-Mark’s California-to-Texas migration means 100 jobs for Westlake
Dallas Business Journal: Expert: Proposed corporate tax hike in California could drive more businesses to Texas
Newsday: Business owner, forced out by Sears closure, had to relocate on 3 weeks’ notice
The Hill: California’s tax-avoidance scheme for the rich
Sacramento Bee: Wealthy exodus to escape new tax rules worries California Democrats

2017

USA Today: Jobs: Southern employment growth passes West as fastest in U.S.
Investor’s Business Daily: Taxifornia Does It Again
Fox and Hounds Daily: Businesses Joined by Non-Profits in Leaving California for Friendlier States
Arizona Independent News Network: “Political Risk Factors” Put Some Arizona Communities At A Disadvantage
Fox and Hounds Daily: Misguided State Policies Lead To More Companies Leaving California
Energy Manager Today: California Businesses Don’t Benefit from Abundance of Electricity
L.A. Biz: The overlooked reason Nestle (and other food processors) are moving out of California
LinkedIn/BBA: Business Climate and the Cost of Regulation
Investor’s Business Daily: Commentary: Another Big Company Departs California
Fox & Hounds Daily: To Business Owners: Keep a Low Profile When Leaving California
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Editorial: Open for business

2016

Los Angeles Times: Jacobs Engineering plans to move jobs from Pasadena to Texas
Orange County Register: California Companies get Billions in Tax Breaks
Center for Jobs & the Economy: More California Companies Hearing ‘Move to Our State’ Pitches
Investor’s Business Daily: California Won’t Fall Into The Sea – It’s Moving To Texas Instead
Fox and Hounds Daily: Case Study: How Politicians Motivate Companies to Leave California
San Bernardino Sun: Ashley Furniture layoffs show how politicians push companies out of California
Phoenix Business Journal: California screaming: Here’s how many jobs and capital investment Arizona gained from the Golden State in the last 8 years
San Francisco Business Times: California’s tax, regulatory policies causing businesses to flee (and it’s about to get worse)
Workers Compensation News: 9,000 Companies Left California in Last Seven Years
Zero Hedge: 3 Simple Charts That Help Explain Why 9,000 Businesses Have Left California In Just 7 Years
Dallas Morning News: Y’all Street: Could Dallas oust New York City as a global financial capital
Phoenix Business Journal: These 2 California companies skipping over Arizona, relocating to Texas
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Georgia, metro Atlanta benefiting from California’s tax, regulatory policies
Daily Caller: Why Energy Policy Matters For The California Primary
Orange County Register: California stoking job growth – in the moving industry
Los Angeles Times: American Apparel lays off hundreds of workers and considers outsourcing some manufacturing
Orange County Register: Small business struggles under regulation
San Francisco Chronicle: Tech pipeline to Texas: Tax money, people flow out of Bay Area
Orange County Register: California policies driving tech expertise to Texas
Fox and Hounds Daily: California’s Split Personality

2015

San Diego Union-Tribune: New study details state business flight
Dallas Morning News: Is Texas the new California?
Los Angeles Business Journal: Is Toymaker Played Out?
Center for Jobs & the Economy: Businesses Continue to Leave California: A Seven-Year Review
Dallas Business Journal: Why companies leave California for Texas
Investor’s Business Daily: High-Tax California Still Losing Thousands Of Businesses
National Review: Why Businesses Leave California
Nashville Business Journal:California dreaming: Nashville among top cities for firms pulling out of the Golden State
San Diego Business Journal: Report Says 9,000 Companies Left California Over Last 7 Years
Dallas Business Journal: California lost 9,000 business HQs and expansions, mostly to Texas, 7-year study says
New Geography: California Companies Head for Greatness – Outside of California
Fox and Hounds Daily: Has the State’s Business Reputation Improved?
Sacramento Bee: Is Nevada business friendly?

2014

The Economist: The not so Golden State
Reno Gazette Journal: How Reno is chosen when firms seek new sites
Orange County Register: Editorial: Texas messing with California

2013

San Jose Mercury News: Facing record taxes, rich Californians consider moving to cheaper pastures
Reuters: Texas and California spar over jobs and taxes
Los Angeles Times: Texas Gov. Rick Perry tries to woo California businesses
Fox and Hounds Daily: Welcome Texans!
KCRA-TV: Arizona Universities join campaign to recruit California companies
Orange County Register: Editorial: Small business, big decision

2012

Fox Business News: 254 Businesses Left California Last Year
Fox Business News: California’s Business Exodus Continues
The Atlantic: Go Midwest, Young Man: Indiana’s Plan to Steal California Jobs
Dallas Morning News: California businesses, residents streaming to Texas
Reno Gazette Journal: Raiding California to help Nevada
The Fiscal Times: How California Unions Hijacked the Golden State
Tucson Sentinel: Arizona biz leaders aim to capitalize on Calif. tax hike
Fox and Hounds Daily: The Export Business in California (People and Jobs)
City Journal: The New Class Warfare

2011

Fox Business News: California’s Business Departures: Death by a 1K Cuts
Fox Business News: 193 Companies Say ‘So Long’ to California in 2010
Fox Business News: 158 Companies Leaving Calif. in 2010
Fox Business News: 144 Companies Left Calif. in 2010
Fox Business News: ‘Wealthy’ Tax Costing Businesses in Oregon
CNN Money: California companies fleeing the Golden State
Financial Sense: California Disinvestment Accelerates
Tax Foundation: New Podcast on the State of California’s Business Climate with Joseph Vranich
Chicago Tribune: States go all out with tax incentives, deals to hook firms
Fox and Hounds Daily: Employees Now Asking Companies to Leave California
Vital Speeches: Why Employees Are Asking Their Companies to Move Out of California

2010

Fox Business News: California Bad for Business?
Barron’s: Commentary: We Have Seen the Future
Fox Business News: Companies Bid Farewell to California
Reuters: Analysis-Republican states eye California businesses
Sacramento Bee: Dan Walters: It’s déjà vu on state’s big issue
Los Angeles Daily News: Take away exit strategy
Fox and Hounds Daily: New GOP Governors Eye CA Business
Orange County Register: Did an O.C. map company sneak out of town?
Fox and Hounds Daily: Searching for the One-Handed Economist