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Texas Experiences Meteoric Rise Of Relocation Inquiries From California Companies
Forbes ^ | 02/21/2013 | Rex Sinquefield

Posted on 02/22/2013 7:44:44 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Lone Star State Governor Rick Perry seriously amped up his West Coast recruiting efforts this month in response to California’s passage of Proposition 30, a statewide vote that dramatically increased the state’s personal income tax rate. Taxpayers there will be paying up to 3% more on earned income, and that increase is retroactive to January 1, 2012. More than a thousand miles away from Sacramento, a far more positive outlook counters the frustration felt by many California employees and business owners.

Just last week Governor Perry met with 200 Golden State business owners, and two weeks ago he purchased $24,000 in radio ads intended to lure entrepreneurs with lower individual taxes and a business-friendly climate. The 30-second spots tout Texas’ “zero income tax, low overall tax burden, sensible regulations and fair tax system.” The targeted campaign and face-to-face marketing efforts appear to be paying off… in spades.

According to the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, since the passage of Prop 30 in the November election, California-based company relocation inquiries have doubled, possibly tripled, in Central Texas. West Coast entrepreneurs feeling the personal financial stress of an out-of-control state budget and tax policy have heard Texas’ message, and they’re responding.

Even California’s Democratic Lt. Governor, Gavin Newsom, has serious concerns about the economic impact of his state’s tax policies. According to John Fund of National Review, Newsom declared after visiting with former California-based companies that now call Texas their home, “I am impressed with the focus on job creation I’ve seen here. We need to have a more balanced business climate in California.” This sign of further working wealth migration from California into Texas brings a more fiscally relevant meaning to George Strait’s country classic, “All My Exes Live in Texas.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: california; relocation; texas

1 posted on 02/22/2013 7:44:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

As I have mentioned to my local rep and all I know in the state capital the down side is enticing all these Californians to move here and bring their politics with them. I’d rather see a promotion to start new businesses here in Texas to compete with them and take the business.


2 posted on 02/22/2013 7:47:25 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

Glenn Beck has talked about this on his program and he is concerned that Texas is becoming more liberal and will be due to so many liberals fleeing from high tax states to reside in Texas.

I know that New Hampshire is going left due to all of the liberals that have left Tax-achusetts and have moved there and demanded the same benefits that have bankrupted Massachusetts.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 7:56:43 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure, like we really need more wacko libs here demanding we turn Texas into CA.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 7:58:04 AM PST by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind

As a new college grad I moved to Texas in 1978 for my first job. I remember a popular song on a local radio station, with the words:

“While your laughing and calling us ‘funny’, we’re going to be helping you spend your money...yeah we’re real glad you decided to move to texas.”


5 posted on 02/22/2013 8:02:04 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: KeyLargo
It is becoming more liberal. In the last decade some real stupid has crept in, and I can only attribute it to the tsunami of Californians and Louisianians that have relocated here. Up until hurricane Katrina (which moved a bunch of welfare recipients into Houston) we were still fairly logical down here. Now? Only just.
6 posted on 02/22/2013 8:02:17 AM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: Huskrrrr

RE: yeah we’re real glad you decided to move to texas

The funny thing is when you exchange the ‘e’ and the ‘a’ in the word — TEXAS, you end up being back in California :)


7 posted on 02/22/2013 8:12:47 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Resolute Conservative
Very good point. I left California for the Pacific Northwest 14 years ago. The county I moved to is rural and was represented by three (R) commissioners who were mainly contained with balancing the budget and fixing the pot holes.

In 12 short years liberals from California have taken over every county office and are going crazy with environmental rules. They haven't balanced the budget and they control the votes to the point that it just keeps getting worse and no one cares. The dems say its time for payback.

8 posted on 02/22/2013 8:13:59 AM PST by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pour enough cold water into a nice hot soup and it gets cold and tasteless.

Big mistake on Perry’s part to encourage this nonsense. Liberals should be treated as lepers, and left in their self-made colonies on the East and West Coasts.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 8:26:33 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: TheZMan

:: It is becoming more liberal. In the last decade some real stupid has crept in ::

The O&G development areas (West Texas and South-central Texas) are still solidly conservative.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 8:26:42 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: TheZMan
It is becoming more liberal. In the last decade some real stupid has crept in, and I can only attribute it to the tsunami of Californians and Louisianians that have relocated here. Up until hurricane Katrina (which moved a bunch of welfare recipients into Houston) we were still fairly logical down here. Now? Only just.

Thank you. When I commented on some of these things a few years ago I got a lot of 'don't let the door hit you on the butt on your way out' comments in response. The biggest thing that horrified me about Texas was that most Texans are too stubborn to admit that they have a growing problem. Any criticism seems to be taken personally. Too many Texans feel so secure that they don't bother to defend their liberty.

11 posted on 02/22/2013 8:28:03 AM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Texas shouldn’t be indiscriminate with who they allow to relocate here. There should be very specific criteria that mandate a “Texas Culture” company policy - no “same-sex” benefits, no liberal values.

We don’t want to import Californicators to infect us.


12 posted on 02/22/2013 8:31:10 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey California! WE HAVE NO WATER!

Large parts of Texas are totally drying up—I think it is going to be the return of the Dust Bowl.

This is a very serious problem where I live in central Texas.


13 posted on 02/22/2013 8:37:39 AM PST by basil (basil)
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To: basil

RE: Large parts of Texas are totally drying up—I think it is going to be the return of the Dust Bowl.

This is a very serious problem where I live in central Texas.

_________________

So, I guess you’re planning to relocate to another state with plenty of water?


14 posted on 02/22/2013 8:43:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

California’s the next ‘detroit’. It’s time to get out while the gettin’s good.


15 posted on 02/22/2013 8:49:36 AM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course not! I’m a 7th generation Texan and I’m where God planted me.

There is enough water for me, just not for thee-—LOL!


16 posted on 02/22/2013 8:50:16 AM PST by basil (basil)
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To: SeekAndFind

New California state song:

Artist: George Strait
Song: All My Ex’s Live In Texas
Album: Ocean Front Property

Chorus:
All my ex’s live in Texas
And Texas is the place I’d dearly love to be
But all my ex’s live in Texas
And that’s why I hang my hat in Tennessee

Rosanna’s down in Texarkana
Wanted me to push her broom
Sweet Eileen’s in Abilene
She forgot I hung the moon
And Allison’s in Galveston
Somehow lost her sanity
And Dimple’s who now lives in Temple’s
Got the law looking for me

Chorus

I remember that old Frio River
Where I learned to swim
But it brings to mind another time
Where I wore my welcome thin
By transcendental meditation
I go there each night
But I always come back to myself
Long before daylight

All my ex’s live in Texas
And Texas is the place I’d dearly love to be
But all my ex’s live in Texas
Therefore I reside in Tennessee

Some folks think I’m hidin’
It’s been rumored that I died
But I’m alive and well in Tennessee


17 posted on 02/22/2013 8:59:14 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: KeyLargo

Texas has some of the same problems as other states—the big cities are liberal rat holes, while other population areas are red. Thus, the big cities drive the electoral votes for the state, and exist as a cancer that sucks the lifeblood from the rest in the state. This has to change. Allow electoral votes to be split. Should this be allowed, the big cities would no longer be an uncontrollable cancer.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 9:11:06 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper
Just like Minnesota where the big cities takers elected a comic as the state senator
19 posted on 02/22/2013 9:29:25 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

Goodbye Texas, hello Texafornia. When the RATS capture the last large red state, you will never have another Republican President. That means that RAT Presidents will choose ALL future members of the Supreme Court. That also means the left will have a blank check to do whatever they want without a constitutional firewall.


20 posted on 02/22/2013 9:36:36 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

California Gun Retailer Abandons California for Shiner, Tx.

Shield Tactical moving retail division to Shiner, Tx.

From their Facebook page:

Shield Tactical is pleased to announce that we are moving our retail division to Shiner, Texas. We are pleased to have neighbors such as TBRC and the Spoetzl Brewery (home of Shiner Beer). Shipping etc will not be substantially affected.

Out training division will remain in CA until the legislature outlaws everything.

Link: http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/02/21/gun-retailer-abandons-california-for-texas/


21 posted on 02/22/2013 10:01:47 AM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: KeyLargo

And Florida where the Big Cities and their parasitic suburbs continually elect:

The mentally deranged psycho Alan Grayson- he’s like a viral spore, when one district wises up to his mental condition he sails with the wind and “pops” up somewhere else getting elected by the low info voters in his “new” district

or the convicted felon Alcee Hastings


22 posted on 02/22/2013 10:09:01 AM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: SeekAndFind

EXODUS...delivering risk takers from evil!!!


23 posted on 02/22/2013 10:49:54 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

All I can say is “Watch out Texas”. Some years back, I lived in Colorado. At the time, Californian’s were moving into Colo. at an alarming rate due to better jobs and lower taxes. Also at that time, Colorado was a fairly “common sense” state with equal ranks politically, except for Bolder, the mecca of liberalism. Take a look at Colorado today and it has pretty much become just the opposite from what it once was. Now it is more like Bolder and California. I rest my case stating once again, “Watch out Texas!”


24 posted on 02/22/2013 11:02:31 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: SeekAndFind

Good one!


25 posted on 02/22/2013 11:06:00 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Resolute Conservative

“As I have mentioned to my local rep and all I know in the state capital the down side is enticing all these Californians to move here and bring their politics with them.”

Well, it’s time Texas took them for a while. We in California have had them here for too long! California has been a magnet for “migrants” from the East Coast for half a century. They came her to crap in our state because it’s a nicer place to live. Personally, I’m glad to see them leave, because it will improve our situation quicker if the California government looses the revenue that they provided. Good luck with “controlling” them. We failed.
P.S. can we send Boxer and Pelosi? Boxer came from Brooklyn and Pelosi from Baltimore!


26 posted on 02/22/2013 11:35:19 AM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

No, but we’ll take Duncan Hunter... and Camp Pendelton.


27 posted on 02/22/2013 12:51:34 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: KeyLargo

I grew up in Minnesota. That state is now an embarassment!


28 posted on 02/22/2013 5:13:50 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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