Could anything be more appropriate after Californians in misguided ambivelance vote down common sense initiatives that would have brought the state more in line with mainstreet USA.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday it is moving its North American headquarters from California to the Nashville area.
"The board of Nissan decided to relocate our North American headquarters, and we're coming to Tennessee," Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said at a news conference at the state Capitol attended by Gov. Phil Bredesen and other top state officials.
The headquarters, which has been based in Gardena, Calif., [since the late 1960's] will move to Williamson County, a fast-growing suburb south of Nashville.
The nearly 1,300 people employed at Nissan's Los Angeles-area headquarters work in management, marketing, advertising, sales and distribution and dealership development for North America.
Ghosn cited lower real estate and business taxes as major reasons for the move.
"The costs of doing business in Southern California are much higher than the costs of doing business in Tennessee."
Californians may be happy with the status quo, but their business community is obviously not and that my friends is going to leave a mark.