Surprising no one, California loses another business to Texas

Posted by: Phineas on July 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

**Posted by Phineas


This time, Perry’s Poachers have snagged Omnitracs LLC of San Diego, a fleet management firm that will be moving to Dallas and taking 450 jobs with it:

Fleet management software company Omnitracs LLC will relocate it headquarters to Dallas from San Diego, creating 450 jobs and $10 million in capital investment, Gov. Rick Perry’s office announced Friday.

The company will move into KPMG Centre downtown.

Omnitracs is the latest in a wave of California relocations to North Texas announced this spring and summer.
The Texas Enterprise Fund is providing a $3.9 million incentive to attract Omnitracs. The new headquarters will house jobs in a variety of high-paying fields, including engineering, research and development and finance.

Omnitracs provides fleet management solutions for the trucking industry. Its services include software applications, GPS fleet tracking, platforms and information services.

Omnitracs is just the latest in a long line of businesses that have fled or are about to flee the once-Golden State. The article lists others, including Toyota, and mentions Vista Equity Partners, a California firm that specializes in buying firms and moving them to Texas.

Yes, the one business that California can keep is one that helps others get the heck out.

Well, we bloody well deserve it, with a business climate that’s designed to drive people away, not bring them here. I’m old enough to remember when California was a place to people rushed to, in order to build a future.

Now, thanks to 40 years of progressive misrule, they rush to get out, in order to save what future they have left.

via Stephen Frank

RELATED: Victor Davis Hanson, a fellow Californian, on our frivolous legislature. Must reading.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “Surprising no one, California loses another business to Texas”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    The selling item Perry uses in his recruitment efforts is the fact there is a business friendly environment composed of no state income tax (which the pro athletes dearly love), Texas is a right to work state, lower costs of living, and “tort reform”, meaning that in the event someone files a lawsuit the loser pays all legal fees and attendant court costs.

    During WWII a good many military flight instruction schools were established here because the weather is generally “severe clear”, as the old pilots’ joke has it.

    The agricultural policies are more accommodating here than in CA as well.

    “Precious treasure remains in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.”–Proverbs 21:20

  2. Dan says:

    Every transplanted Californian is a threat to the stability of Texas.

  3. Carlos says:

    Texas is also a good place for CA companies to go because they don’t have to teach English to whatever employees follow – the non-English-speaking available workforce is plentiful there, too.

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself with that one. I spend a good portion of each week dealing with “Spanglish” speakers, or waiting for one of their workers to find someone who speaks English.