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Interviews with Californians who moved to greener pastures (like Arizona)

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‘I felt like I was chased out of my own home state’

By Cathy Grimes | California Globe

Everyone is piling on California these days, and for many valid reasons. California is always ranked as one of the worst states in the country in which to run a business, while many other states are ranked at the top of the chart. California is always ranked as one of the worst states in the country in which to run a business, while Texas always ranks as one of the best. Chief Executive rankings show Texas in first place and California in an embarrassing last place at 50th, and Arizona is ranked number 7, with a booming business environment.

“We remain focused on ensuring Arizona is the best state in the nation to develop new ideas and launch or scale a business,” says Gov. Doug Doucey. Arizona has six multi-billion businesses moving to or building manufacturing plants, including Amazon, Cognizant, and SeaCa Packaging, and is home to six Fortune 500 companies.

California Globe recently interviewed several former California residents about their decisions to move to other states, including why, the economics and freedoms and liberties they realized once relocated. The first article featured former California State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. This second article features a business owner and his wife who left the San Diego region for Prescott, Arizona.

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