NewGeography.com: “A Generation Plans an Exodus from California”

Wow! What a column about Leaving California: The state is hemorrhaging people, particularly among the family-formation age demographic critical to the state’s future. Since the recovery began in 2010 the state has lost half a million net migrants with most leaving Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Also, a recent Redfin report suggests that the San Francisco Bay Area, the focal point of California’s boom, now leads the entire country in outbound home searches, which could suggest a further worsening of the trend.

A great summary about California’s elites on this topic is this:

“California’s media and political elites like to bask in the mirror and praise their political correctness. They focus on passing laws about banning straws, the makeup of corporate boards, prohibiting advertising for unenlightened fundamentalist preaching or staging a non-stop, largely ineffective climate change passion play. Yet what our state really needs are leaders interested in addressing more basic issues such as middle-class jobs and affordable single-family housing.”

See the complete column here.

One focus of this blog has been to address California’s perennially difficult business environment. Joseph Vranich, who helps companies throughout the United States find great locations in which to grow, is the Principal of Spectrum Location Solutions.

 

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