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Posted on 04/04/2010 1:57:58 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Businesses scared off by California go global
By Dale Kasler
Published Sunday, Apr. 04, 2010
Tim Keller, entrepreneur, wants to help revive the California economy but only on his terms.
Working from a basement office near UC Davis, he has started a company with a quirky, only-in-California quality to it. VinPerfect's product: a high-tech seal designed to improve the performance of screw caps on wine bottles.
Don't laugh. Keller believes he can topple the $1 billion-a-year market for corks. He has raised $150,000 so far from investors and could begin commercial operations in a year.
But there's a catch. The lifelong Californian will outsource production to China, maybe if he can't get past the state's environmental laws.
"Feeding my family is still higher on the food chain than employing Californians," said Keller, 34, the father of a 2-year-old.
Such is the state of the California dream in 2010, with unemployment stuck at 12.5 percent and the recovery slow to take flight.
Time and again, the state's economy, driven by technology and entrepreneurship, has roared back to life after being declared dead. It could well happen again, despite the epidemic of empty storefronts and idle construction cranes.
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ABC - Anywhere But California - that is was the economic developers call our state. Between the extreme environmentalists, NIMBYS, the Governor and the California Resources Agency, they have ruined rural California as a nice place to live and work.
ABH -- Anything But Humans. :-)
If my guns and vehicles aren't wecome there, then neither am I. No visits to CA until there is eguality for all guns regardless of color, make, model, and magazine capacity.
The Golden State has killed the golden goose. Ah, but the weather is nice. That’s what my out-of-work relatives still left in CA keep telling me when I ask them why they haven’t left yet.
Ah, but the weather is nice. Thats what my out-of-work relatives still left in CA keep telling me when I ask them why they havent left yet
I guess that make’s it nice to live in the woods then.
Great weather we have. In CA its 250 days a year of weather the east coast gets in 25 days a year on a good weather year. Keep the snow and cold, the humidity, the dreary overcast skies.
Sure, a cloud in the sky once in a while might be interesting but there is always the moon to look at.
I wish they all could be Kallyfornia girls
25, huh? It’s sunny with a predicted high of 80 today. Then again, when’s the last time you tried to make it over Truckee in January with no chains or snow tires?
Yes, but our women get those without the help of Dow-Corning, and they seem to have a little more between their ears here.
Funny & great tagline too.
You are a wit.
Kooky out of touch white libs ruling over a third world population, what could go wrong?
Californians hate your guns just because they’re black.
The hot dry weather is one of the reasons I left California.
But then again, I'm happy here in cool, wet, forever-rainy Seattle. (What IS that awful yellow light in the sky?)
What are you talking about? It takes brains trying to decide if you should go out with Mitch because he has a nicer car or Max because he spends more money on you.
Can’t crank them out in any of the other 49 (or is it 56?) states either, huh. China’s cheap, but I would not trust their product quality past what I could personally continuously verify, especially when we are talking about materials in contact with beverages or food.
I suppose there is something to be said for woman outside of Kallyfornia. If they are sturdy and can carry the pack of ammo, there is something to be said for that.
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