Companies are moving out of California at a faster pace, posing a long-term risk to the state, according to a report from Bank of the West Economics.
- In the first six months of 2021, 74 companies relocated. That’s more than the full-year 2020 tally of 62 businesses: report
- Outmigration is happening across a broad range of industries and firms of all size
- Most common reasons for leaving include taxes, high labor and energy costs, regulations, and a declining quality of life
- A continued exodus represents a long-term negative for state’s economic outlook
- “While the most obvious loss is the disappearance ...