06/18/2018

News

Taxes and California’s War Against Business

There has always been a certain level of competitiveness among the States. Of course, the football rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State is legendary. But, on a more serious note, economic competitiveness goes all the way back to colonial days.

Read More

California is both a job killer and job creator

California is widely viewed as one of the most anti-business states in the nation, bristling with high taxes and onerous regulations that drive companies away. The state also is seen as a leading generator of high-paying jobs in growing industries, attracting more than half of the nation’s venture capital investment.

Read More

Poll: California business leaders see state’s climate as difficult

More than two-thirds of California business leaders see the state as an extraordinarily difficult state in which to operate, a new survey by the California Business Roundtable has found.

Slow website
Read More

How does California compare with other states?

Comparing California to other states has become a common exercise among politicians, academicians and in the media.

Slow website
Read More

Manufacturing Stages US comeback, But Not in California

Manufacturing is staging a big comeback in the United States, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, but a new state employment report indicates that manufacturing is continuing its years-long slide in California.

Slow website
Read More

Silicon Valley Back On Top of Milken’s Best Performing Cities Ranking

Silicon Valley leaped back to the top of a list of “best-performing cities” put out by the Milken Institute. The cumbersomely named San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area hasn’t taken the top spot since 2001.

Read More

Editorial/Opinion: As California Dreams, States Deal With Reality

While Congress and the president recently hiked taxes for 77 percent of the nation’s taxpayers, proposals for sweeping tax cuts continue to gain momentum at the state level. As the White House and Congress seem determined to make the U.S. even less economically competitive, states like Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma are considering a phase-out of their income taxes. The Wall Street Journal correctly calls it a “Heartland Tax Rebellion.”

Read More

Jerry Brown Says California Not Losing To Texas On Economy

Gov. Jerry Brown, who has occasionally been prickled by claims that Texas is a better place to do business than California, was asked on Marketplace Morning Report today if the Golden State was falling behind.

Slow website
Read More

Inland Empire Fastest Growing Region for High Tech

In the past 12 years, the Inland Empire beat out high-tech hubs like Seattle, San Francisco and Silicon Valley in the creation of high-tech jobs.

Read More

Should Business Owner Stay In State, Or Go?

Melton International Tackle, which sells fishing gear worldwide, is marking 20 years in business in Anaheim during 2013. It may be the last.

Read More

Editorial/Opinion: California Needs To Get Smart About Its Tax Breaks

As Democrats contemplate what to do with their new supermajority power in the Legislature, they should avoid Republicans’ worst fears: tax increases to restore depleted services. Nearly 2 million Californians remain unemployed. Economic growth must be a top priority. And one of the best ways to accomplish it is to reform the California Environmental Quality Act.

Read More

US Chamber chief: ‘Exploding debt’ is threat to economy

The chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday said the “exploding national debt” is the greatest threat to the U.S. economy.

Read More

Promising Businesses A Better Life Elsewhere

States Are Sending Recruiters to California to Lure Companies With the Prospect of Lower Taxes and Fewer Regulations

Site has paywall
Read More