You may have seen this article earlier in the week about Rick Perry inviting businesses in Vernon to consider relocating to Texas. It’s not the type of press California needs as it struggles to recover. Once this news item goes viral it won’t take long for other states to get the same idea to woo California business. Plus when states start looking at the economic benefits of moving companies from Vernon, the same math will apply to every city in California. Perhaps the most unsettling part of the article is that the conditions leading up to the proposed company pilfering were caused by California’s own government leaders. Firstly, greedy Vernon leaders created the attention, but the Speaker of the California Assembly, by proposing to change the governance of a very successful business community, is creating the groundswell to consider alternatives.
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