California Leapfrogs France to Claim the World's 6th Largest Economy

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    Jun 20, 2016 2:33 AM GMT
    California Leapfrogs France to Claim the World's 6th Largest Economy

    The tech industry and a year of remarkable job creation helped propel California's economy past world rivals.


    http://patch.com/california/northhollywood/california-leapfrogs-france-claim-worlds-6th-largest-economy
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    Jun 20, 2016 2:41 AM GMT
    Ah, wait a minute... the Republican narrative is that the Democrats ruined California's economy. Is there a disconnect here, yah think? Right-wing guys have certainly posted that "fact" here many times, so I wonder if they'll step up to clarify this.
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    Jul 04, 2016 4:20 AM GMT
    Bill Maher Rips Republicans Over California’s Booming Economy

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    Jul 04, 2016 2:22 PM GMT
    metta saidBill Maher Rips Republicans Over California’s Booming Economy



    It's good to be Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Larry Ellison and Mark Zuckerberg. For many other Californians not in the 1%- not so much.
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    Jul 04, 2016 2:34 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    It's good to be Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Larry Ellison and Mark Zuckerberg. For many other Californians not in the 1%- not so much.

    Well thank gawd we've got a regular guy in the 99% like Donald Trump running for President.
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    Aug 07, 2016 5:07 AM GMT
    California lost 9,000 business HQs and expansions, mostly to Texas, 7-year study says

    http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/morning_call/2015/11/california-lost-9-000-business-hqs-and-expansions.html?ana=
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    Aug 07, 2016 5:09 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    desertmuscl said
    It's good to be Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Larry Ellison and Mark Zuckerberg. For many other Californians not in the 1%- not so much.

    Well thank gawd we've got a regular guy in the 99% like Donald Trump running for President.


    Along with that other member of the 99% - hillary
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    Aug 07, 2016 5:12 AM GMT
    Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, lives in Seattle, Washington, not California.
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    Aug 07, 2016 5:31 AM GMT
    I know that the area that I'm in, the local cities are rezoning anything that was manufacturing on major streets to mixed use (retail/housing) in order to increase revenues for the cities. The result is manufacturing is either paying a lot more for rent (because there is a lot less available) or moving farther out. Every little space that can be developed is being developed. Many places are being town down and redeveloped.

    The cost of housing, owning and renting, has increased a lot in the last 5 years. I could see why people would move out, especially if they are having a tough time here. However, if they are able to find a way, a lot of times those people end up coming back.

    California is really the only state I would consider living in. I do plan on moving eventually but I'm hoping to find a place in another part of the State.

    Toyota was one of the few exceptions of a major company leaving that paid their employees well. Most are companies that left pay workers low wages and don't want to bound by environmental regulations. Because of the cost of living here, it does not make a lot of sense to have companies that pay their workers low wages.