POSTED: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:38pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:53pm
Tyler — In a move that made me say wow this morning, Toyota announced they are moving the marketing and sales part of its American outfit to Plano, north of Dallas from a Los Angeles suburb.
We're talking 5,300 employees. It's not clear how many will be asked to move to Texas.
In several reports, it's stated the move is because so many of their cars are made in Texas and other southern states. Yeah, but they were in California since the 1950s. The business writer for the LA Times strikes closer to the bone.
This is something we've discussed here on the POV before, And that something is create a good business climate and smart folks will beat a path to your door.
This is what Rick Perry has been preaching here and campaigning for in other states, namely California. That's why they have not welcomed him out there because-- I think --they know he's right.
The Times writes Occidental Petroleum Corp. Moved to Houston from LA as well as 60 other companies because California s to tough on business.
California, like New York state, had beaten the heck out of business with high taxes and what seems ridiculous regulations.
Forget what I say, how about the mayor of Torrance where Toyota is moving from? He told the Times, "When any major corporation is courted by another state, it's very difficult to combat that. We don't have the tools we need to keep major corporations here."
The paper also writes Fritz Hitchcock, who owns several Toyota dealerships in Southern California, Toyota's decision won't affect local car sales, but said it represents an "indictment of California's business climate."
So, welcome to Texas.
And when it's time to vote, just remember why you live in Texas and not in California anymore. Don't mess with Texas the way you did California.
That's my point of view, what's yours?