There are always some VERY common-sense reasons why businesses go where they go. It's not rocket science.
How do you expect to do business when regulators operate like Fascists in broad daylight?
SEE HERE FOR INSTANCE:
NYC bagel store fined for accidentally dropping sesame seeds on floor
THAT is just one example out of HUNDREDS.
I've dealt with a number of businesses in light to heavy industries that fled New York State because they say it has the highest workers' compensation insurance rates in the nation -- by a huge margin.
The saga of the GE plant in Hudson Falls and the massive clean-up costs they've been forced to pay is another case in point about why New York is such a miserable place to do business.