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This country is divided between states that welcome investment and workers and those that do all they can to drive them away

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the Southwest region, stretching from Texas to the California border, has seen factory jobs soar since the 2016 presidential election.


Those states plus Nevada added more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs from January 2017 to January 2020, representing 30% of U.S. job growth in that sector and at roughly triple the national growth rate.

“Companies producing everything from steel to electric cars are planning and building new plants in Southwest states,” reports the Wall Street Journal.  “The  lure is open land, local tax breaks and a growing supply of tech-savvy workers.”

“There’s cranes everywhere,” said Robert Hess, a vice chairman of the Newmark Group Inc., after a visit to the Southwest with a client this year.  By contrast,  “higher taxes and steep housing costs in the Golden State are prompting (California) production firms to look elsewhere.”

As we say frequently, the least appreciated divide in this country is not between right and left but between states that welcome investment and workers and those that do all they can to drive them away.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-southwest-is-americas-new-factory-hub-cranes-everywhere-11622554044

One thought on “This country is divided between states that welcome investment and workers and those that do all they can to drive them away

  1. Also divided between the workers and the takers.

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