Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded
For those who don’t know, Asbury, is the CEO of The Legacy Companies, has already brought back from China up to 40 of his companys 300 jobs worldwide to various regions in the US. New York is not one of them.
Maybe our good friend, FReeper CNN can ask him how he did it since he’s always harping about bringing back American jobs (NOTE: He did it without the benefit of tariffs ).
There are always some VERY common-sense reasons why businesses go where they go. It's not rocket science.
I would assume that Illinois and California would also be on the “do not inhabit” list as well.
I grew up in New York and left for good in 1980.
I still have family there, and, living as I do in a more or less free state, I cannot believe how the fascist power of the state has grown over the past 34 years.
Gun control is the least of it. Do you know that of you are late with your (required) car insurance payment, there is mandatory notification from the insurer to the state, and that they can (and sometimes do) impound your car?
There are such a myriad of state-enforced dos and don’ts for every area of human activity (other than sexual), it’s hard to imagine how anyone can live there.
Having to move to NYC under De Blasio would be a complete insanity, an earthly hell for a small businessman like me.
Their campaign to draw businesses to NY by a ‘no taxes for ten years’ will not work because smart businessmen know that the far left liberals in NY will use ‘fees’ to reclaim the money they lose in ‘taxes’.
then New York is at the bottom of that list”
Not true, California is.
Without new industry, New York will need new tax revenue. The only realistic new source of revenue will be from oil drilling, which the state government will have to allow. They will have no choice.
And that will benefit the people who live upstate.
I know a guy who is buying up as much old farmland as he can.
Businesses should be very clear to the leaders of New York.
“You are a socialist. You love socialism. You think it is great and will do all sorts of idealistic wonders, even though it has never successfully done so anywhere in the world despite being tried hundreds of times. But socialism is parasitical. It sucks the vitality and prosperity out of a place and leaves ruination, poverty, despair and misery in its wake.
“Now while we cannot control or change your fantasies about a failed 19th Century philosophy, we do not wish to be victimized by it or you, just because you have no pattern recognition and mentally live in a delusional fantasy world populated by hate-filled neurotics like yourself.”
If Upstate NY was a separate state, you might see a thriving state, unfortunately itis ccontrolled by the NYC area.
It's maybe not a "great" message, but it is the "right" one.
More recently Exxon has begun moving employees in several East Coast locations, including Fairfax, VA (Near Washington, DC) and Parsippany, New Jersey to a campus being constructed north of Houston, Texas. This move involves several thousand employees overall.
When the largest public oil company in the world decides to disrupt the lives of thousands of employees, it is not done lightly, but after careful analysis.
One may not approve of Exxon, but they are capable managers of their investments and operating expenses. Their moves are very telling about the state of the East Coast, and New York in particular.
I loved that commercial they were broadcasting recently.
At the same time the Mayor of NYC was telling conservatives to get the hell out.
Desperate Much NY?
This article is sooo wrong. California is at the bottom of my list. THEN New York.
Just a matter of time until the next Fed bailout of NYC.
Just yesterday, I met a lovely couple with their toddler son. Almost immediately, I was asked if I listened to NPR. Twenty years ago the question was, "Did you see that article in today's Times?" A few months ago it was, "I'm asking people to sponsor me for the (insert leftist charity here) and I'm hoping you'll sign up."
Liberals will not let you live. It is the Fascist Impulse.