Ebay, Adobe, EA Games Leaving California For Utah Over Confiscatory Tax Rate.
Adobe Systems, maker of a suite of graphics programs such as Adobe
PDF, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, have announced that they are
building a $100 million facility in either Salt Lake City or in nearby
Utah County, Utah. The facility will bring thousands of jobs to Utah
over the next few decades.
In May the Internet auction company ebay also announced a major new
facility to be built in Salt Lake City. The $287 million data center
will also bring hundreds of new jobs to the Bee Hive State.
Not to be forgotten, games maker Electronic Arts opened its new
facility in July in Salt Lake City where around 100 employees are
already at work.
These companies fleeing California’s horrid business climate are not
alone. There has been a steady flow of businesses out of California for
the better part of a decade. As California’s political morass worsens,
as its budget woes increase, and as her politicians are proven incapable
of making the hard budgetary decisions to take power from unions and
chop unnecessarily lavish social programs, the state’s jobs are bleeding
out. California is an a freefall the end of which is still unseen.
Here is a partial list of the large and medium-sized companies that
have either moved parts of their business or have left the “land of milk
and honey” for brighter prospects altogether:
Audix Corporation, Apria Healthcare Group
Bazz Houston Co., Beckman Coulter
BMC Select , BPI Labs
California Casualty Group, CalStar Products Inc.
CoreSite, A Carlyle Company
DaVita Inc. , Denny’s Corp.
DuPont Fabros Technology
Edwards Lifesciences, Electronic Arts, Inc.
FallLine Corporation, Fidelity National Financial
Foxconn Electronics, Fuel System Solutions
Hilton Hotels Corp., Hino Motor Manufacturing USA
J.C. Penney , Kimmie Candy Co.
Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc., LCF Enterprises
Abraxis Health, Adobr Systems, Inc.
American Racing, Apple Computer
Assurant Inc., Barefoot Motors
Bild Industries Inc., Bill Miller Engineering, Ltd.
Buck Knives, CalPortland Cement
Checks To-Go, Chivaroli & Associates
Creel Printing , Dassault Falcon
Digital Domain, Ditech
ebay, Inc., EDMO Distributors, Inc.
EMRISE Corp., Facebook
First American Corp., Fluor Corp.
Gregg Industries, Hewlett-Packard
Intel Corporation, Intuit of Mountain View
Klaussner Home Furnishings, Knight Protective Industries
Lennox Hearth Products Inc., Lyn-Tron, Inc.
Miasolé, MotorVac Technologies
One2Believe, Patmont Motor Werks, Inc.
Pixel Magic, Plastic Model Engineering, Inc.
Race Track Chaplaincy of Amer., Red Truck Fire & Safety Co.
Schott Solar Inc., SimpleTech
SolarWorld, Special Devices Inc.
Stata Corp., Tapmatic
Terremark, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
TTM Technologies, Understand.com
Details on these moves can be seen HERE.
It should be noted that Utah is a right-to-work state.
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