‘Not Being Viewed as an Enemy’ Propels California Company’s Move to Texas, says CEO.. “I tried to start flying out of Santa Monica, California. And they sued me because I was trying to bring a service to the city. . . . When I got to Dallas, literally, people in City Hall were like, ‘How can we help you?’” Yeah, the IBD folks told me a similar story about the difference between Marina del Rey and their Texas office.
Related (From Ed): Bill Whittle made the same point in 2012 at the late lamented PJTV regarding XCOR Aerospace’s move from California (where they felt, if not like the enemy, at least more than a little not welcome), to Texas, where they were personally greeted by then-Gov. Rick Perry: