There will be No jobs in California. (for having the least friendly business environment)
The Five Best and Worst States for Business (5/11/11)
Texas tops the list of best states for doing business, boasting strong job creation and the second-lowest taxes in the nation. Meanwhile, a state that typically ranks as one of the best for quality of living ranked as the worst for business.
The states that ranked lowest in the survey for having the least friendly business environment also happen to be two of the most popular states when it comes to lifestyle. California came in at No. 50, with New York not faring much better at No. 49. Illinois, New Jersey and Michigan rounded out the bottom five. "Not surprisingly, states with punitive tax and regulatory regimes are punished with lower rankings, and this can offset even positive scores on quality of living environment," http://smallbusiness.aol.com/2011...-business/
Another report on Jobs.. Texas is still #1.. California last..
The Best Cities for Jobs
But no place displayed more vibrancy than Texas. The Lone Star State dominated the three size categories, with the No. 1 mid-sized city, El Paso (No. 3 overall, up 22 places from last year) and No.1 large metropolitan area Austin (No. 6 overall), joining Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood (the No. 1 small city) atop their respective lists.
So who's losing? Outside of Oakland and the big Southern California metros -- including No. 60 Los Angeles, No. 59 Sacramento, No. 58 Riverside-San Bernardino and No. 50 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine -- the bottom tier consisted of a motley crew of mid-South cities like Memphis (No. 64 on the big city list) and still-struggling, former big Sunbelt boomtowns Las Vegas (No. 62), West Palm Beach-Boynton Beach-Boca Raton, Fla. (No. 56), Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Boynton Beach, Fla. (No. 54), Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Ariz. (No. 53), Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga. (No. 52) and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. (No. 51). http://financiallyfit.yahoo.com/f...=ad0035&nc
Another report on Jobs.. Texas is still #1.. California last..
Suck it, California! You reap what you sow. I just hope the other 56 states aren't forced to bail your dumb ass out.
As for the 20 poorest cities list in this thread, I don't know how much credit should be given to such a thing unless cost of living is also included. Payments on a decent house in a decent neighborhood in some cities probably costs less than what people in other cities pay in parking fees.
56 States...? Most will agree, "California Politics is a Joke". But Californians did not cause this mess. Their wacko politicians did it..
57 states per Obama. Yes, I know he was probably just tired.
Californians did indeed cause this mess by voting for wacko politicians over, and over, and over, and over.... Although I did direct my comments at the state of California in general and not those individuals of a different mindset who are trapped in the prison of their wacko politician overlords.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Buffeted by high taxes, strict regulations and uncertain state budgets, a growing number of California companies are seeking friendlier business environments outside of the Golden State.
Companies are "disinvesting" in California at a rate five times greater than just two years ago, said Joseph Vranich, a business relocation expert based in Irvine. This includes leaving altogether, establishing divisions elsewhere or opting not to set up shop in California.
"There is a feeling that the state is not stable," Vranich said. "Sacramento can't get its act together...and that includes the governor, legislators and regulatory agencies that are running wild."
"California, once a business friendly state, continues to conduct a war on its own economy," the magazine wrote.
California has got to get its act together when it comes to economic development and job creation," he said.
While not all companies investing elsewhere are doing so for economic reasons, some are shopping around for lower costs, lighter regulations, stable leadership and government assistance and incentives.
The most popular places to go? Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Virginia and North Carolina, said Vranich. All rank in the Top 13 places to do business, according to Chief Executive
After 15 years in Monterey Country, Calif., Feel Golf relocated its headquarters to Florida earlier this year after it acquired Pro Line Sports, which was based in the Sunshine State.
"The whole state is a bureaucratic Santa Claus," said Lee Miller, chief executive of the golf equipment company, of his former home. "There's a very high cost of doing business."
In Florida, he found a better work pool, lower operating costs and no personal income taxes.
"Overall, it's just a better environment," he said.
PayPal opened a new customer services and operations center in Chandler, Ariz., in February, bringing 2,000 jobs to the area. The San Jose, Calif.-based tech firm, along with its parent eBay, also added 1,000 jobs in Austin, Texas, and expanded operations in Utah.
"They have business-friendly environments," said Kathy Chui, a spokeswoman for eBay.
The "education" stats are misleading as can be as they don't take the state's "diversity" into acct.
If your kids don't attend a "diversified" public school then your kids should have a better chance in education.
But if they do, then they are a bit screwed, because the classes will cater to the population as a whole. So, the "diversity" drags the level of education down and your kids suffer because they are basically being taught lowered education.
Back in high school, I took as much AP classes as I could mainly because I didn't want to be stuck with the large population of losers who didn't care about their grades and expect to leech off of you.
So, I joined the smart kids and leeched off of them instead. =]
Because In-N-Out sucks and only idiotic Californians would hype such a mediocre product.
News flash- there's an In-N-Out near Dallas, I think.
When I was out in San Diego, I had I-N-O, and, after looking forward to it the entire time, I was disappointed. Nothing special, and the fries I got sucked, were cold, and without any flavor.
On the way back from a Dodgers game in Los Angeles, I stopped at a Carls Jr. It was MUCH better.
Ya know, I completely agree with you. I used to enjoy In-N-Out as a kid but in looking back I think it's because I liked saying that I wanted a 3-by or a 4-by or something animal style, etc.. I used to love their fries but not really any longer and the burgers aren't really that good either. They're not worse than any body else's (in the fast food world) I'd say but I so don't get the raving reviews. The only thing at In-N-Out that I friggin still love are their shakes. I don't know what it is but I still prefer them over pretty much everywhere else and well I don't happen to drink a lot of shakes...
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