Topic: Business Migration
Jan. 16, 2017
"High Times, the magazine that for decades has chronicled the culture and business of marijuana, is moving its operations from New York to Los Angeles, according to reports. The passage of Proposition 64 in November, which legalized the recreational consumption of marijuana in California, would appear to be a factor in the move."
Jan. 16, 2017
For its part, Gildan said it has yet to decide where to make American Apparel goods. The company makes the bulk of its products in manufacturing hubs in Central America and the Caribbean. Although it has some production sites in the U.S., the only finished goods made here are socks.
Jan. 10, 2017
For years, American Apparel proudly touted its “Made in Los Angeles” motto. With its sale Tuesday to a Canadian sportswear firm, neither American Apparel’s name nor its motto will ring so true. . . Gildan, which said it will buy American Apparel’s inventory in a separate deal, will now move most, if not all, production to its manufacturing hubs in Central America and the Caribbean, analysts said. With minimum wage going up in the state, a company like Gildan would view manufacturing in L.A. as more of a liability than an asset.
Jan. 9, 2017
Apple has requested to make finished products in its facility in Mesa, Arizona, according to the document, first reported by Business Insider. Right now, it has permissions to make consumer electronics components there, the filing said.
Jan. 6, 2017
San Francisco bag-maker Chrome Industries is the latest apparel company to move operations to Portland. The company said its headquarters will relocate there in early April.
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Nov. 17, 2017 / Andrew Khouri

Nov. 17, 2017 / The Editorial Board