Editorial Points to Companies Escaping California’s Business Environment

Today, in an Orange County Register editorial entitled “Texas messing with California,” the newspaper expressed concern about corporations leaving business-hostile California for other states. They noted three companies founded in California that have selected business-friendly Texas as their new home, namely Fluor Corp. (founded in 1912), Calpine (1984) and Occidental Petroleum (1920).

If the editorial writers had more space, they also could have mentioned Northrop Grumman, founded in California in 1939 as Northrop Aircraft Inc., which relocated its headquarters to Virginia in 2011.

“Under the radar” are smaller privately-owned companies that depart California with little or no notice.

It’s a thought-provoking editorial, and you can find it here.

One focus of this blog has been to address California’s perennially difficult business environment. Joseph Vranich is known as The Business Relocation Coach while the formal name of his business is Spectrum Location Solutions. Joe helps companies find great locations in which to grow. Also, Joe has been a Keynote Speaker for more than 20 years – see A Speaker Throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Asia.


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