Remember the Democrats in November: 84 companies added to ‘leaving California’ list

With even the Democrats perpetually promised “Green Jobs™” fleeing the state, what’s up with the rest? The party that would bring you Jerry Brown isn’t doing too well keeping other jobs in the state, either.

Via the OC Register;

A list of companies moving out of or expanding outside California has grown by 84 since the start of the year, says Joe Vranich, Irvine consultant who specializes in relocating companies.

Here’s a map by Register graphic artist Molly Zisk showing where companies are going (click on map for a larger view):

Vranich includes 25 Orange County companies – including Kyjen Company (Huntington Beach to Centennial, Colo.) and MotorVac Technologies (Santa Ana to Ontario, Canada) – that have expanded outside California or moved completely.

But he excludes companies like Irvine Scientific of Santa Ana, which is  building a production facility in Japan, because it’s tied to a global expansion strategy, not California’s business environment.

Here are the Orange County companies on Vranich’s list:

  • Bazz Houston Co., Garden Grove, moving jobs to Tijuana
  • CB Richard Ellis, Newport Beach, moved IT jobs to Texas
  • Ditech, Costa Mesa, moved most work and jobs to Fort Washington, Pa.
  • eEye, Irvine, expanding in Phoenix where the executive team is
  • Imperial-Newton Inc., Huntington Beach, moved to Centennial, Colo.
  • InsulTech LLC, Santa Ana, moving to Evanston, Wyoming
  • Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc., Irvine, expanding to Malaysia and Singapore
  • Kyjen Company, Huntington Beach, moved to Centennial, Colo.
  • Lennox Hearth Products Inc., Orange, moved jobs to Nashville and Union City, Tenn.
  • Maxwell America, Santa Ana, moved to Hanover, Md.
  • MotorVac Technologies, Santa Ana, moved to Ontario, Canada
  • Paragon Relocation Resources, Rancho Santa Margarita, moved to Dallas
  • Pixel2Canvas, Lake Forest, moved to Las Vegas
  • TriZetto Group Inc., Newport Beach, moved headquarters to Greenwood Village, Colo.
  • True Games Interactive Inc., Irvine, moved headquarters to Austin, Texas
  • U.S. Olympic Committee, Irvine, moved international relations office to Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • US Airways closed maintenance station at John Wayne Airport
  • Workforce Management, Irvine, moving to Chicago.


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About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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