Topic: Business Migration
Feb. 21, 2017
Xero, a company that makes accounting software for small businesses, this month moved its U.S. headquarters from San Francisco to Denver. . . chief executive Rod Drury expects that will expand to ‘a few hundred’ as he tries to build a mass of people in a more affordable city than San Francisco, where its U.S. leadership team has previously been based. Drury said San Francisco was a ‘great place to get started’ and the first port of call to raise capital, but as the company moves into an ‘operational phase’ he had to weigh up whether to stay in that city or move.”
Feb. 17, 2017
"This time its AutoAlert, an Irvine, Calif.-based tech firm, that will relocate its headquarters to Kansas City, Missouri. The firm offers automotive software tools for management and communications. With plans to create 300 area jobs in coming years, AutoAlert CEO Mike Dullea said, "Our company is raising the bar to bring high paying tech jobs right to the heart of Kansas City. "
Feb. 1, 2017
The company said it will tack on 750 jobs at the new headquarters. It was not immediately clear if the Glendale positions would be cut in the process. . . Nestle isn’t the first major company to uproot its L.A. headquarters in recent years. Jacobs Engineering Inc., Toyota Motor Corp.’s North America division, and coffee maker Farmer Bros. Co. all decamped to Texas.
Feb. 1, 2017
The company’s current U.S. headquarters is in Glendale, Calif., where it has come under fire in recent years for bottling water during the state’s record multi-year drought. In 2015, Nestlé — which has nine brands of water, including Arrowhead — removed 36 million gallons of water from a natural forest in California to bottle and sell, prompting public criticism and at least one lawsuit.
Jan. 31, 2017
Rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne has chosen Huntsville, Ala., as its final assembly site for the new AR1 rocket engine, creating 100 new jobs in the area.
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Nov. 17, 2017 / Andrew Khouri

Nov. 17, 2017 / The Editorial Board