Apple should move to Texas. Why wouldn't they want to?

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  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    Texas has a better economy, the state government does not charge an income tax, and the taxes it does charge are very reasonable. This makes operating a business in the state much cheaper than operating a business in California.
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    The only downside to moving Apple to Texas is...um...they would have to live in Texas!!:eek:

    Just joking. Really!

    I joke...I kid...I come from love...:p

    (Don'y hurt me...I'm old and frail and bruise easily)

    ;) :D
     
  3. moonman239 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Maybe Tim Cook cringes at the thought of gunfights as portrayed in some cowboy movies. Or maybe he's afraid to live in the same state as Chuck Norris.
     
  4. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Texas doesn't really fit with the whole Apple culture.
     
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  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Nah, they are a tech company, they need to be in that area where technology thrives. You don't want to be next door to DELL anyway. :rolleyes: The campuses here are enough.
     
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    With that logic they should move to Alberta....

    Better skiing too.
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Because they let fertilizer plants be built in residential areas.
     
  9. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I'm sure a Google search on Industrial Accidents in California Residential Neighbourhoods is going to pull up a blank page, eh?;)
     
  10. IndoX macrumors regular

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    12545 Riata Vista Circle
    Austin, TX 78727

    Apple already has an HQ in Texas. This center is in charge of HR and payroll - as well as a few other departments I can't remember of at the moment.
     
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    I knew it would be austin.
     
  12. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    There's skiing in Texas?
     
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    They may call it skiing .... ;)
     
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    Since they are building a huge new headquarters building in California, I doubt they will ever move to Texas.
     
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    Exactly. The talent pool doesn't want to live in texas for the most part.
     
  16. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    The income tax is really hurting Apple's bank money, that's for sure.
     
  17. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Designed by Apple in Texas doesn't sound as good as California.
     
  18. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    Why not?

    Let's just start out by saying that Apple doesn't pay that much money in taxes period. And so state and local taxes are pretty low on the decision-making tree. More to the point, I seem to remember reading somewhere that Apple is actually registered in Nevada as far as managing the company's $140 billion in assets.

    But more importantly, most of Apple's headquarters staff probably much prefer to live in the Bay Area. Not only are the cultural opportunities much more inviting (i.e.. restaurants, theater, music, etc.) but there is access to the Pacific ocean - for sailing, boating, fishing, etc. And quite frankly, the social atmosphere in the Bay Area is much more accepting of the diverse racial/political/lifestyle mix of Apple's rank and file employee group.

    Then there is the business side of things: Apple, and its engineering and software teams, need to be near Silicon Valley with its myriad of software and hardware titans, and startups. It needs to be able - if it wants - to offer a job to an engineer working at Google or Facebook; HP or Pixar. It s designers need to be in the social/cultural/engineering vortex that is California.

    Lastly, and probably much further down the decision-making tree, is logistical: California is much closer to China, Korea, and Japan: Three of the most important hubs for component suppliers - and also the richest source of new markets. Austin is almost 1400 miles further from Hong Kong than San Francisco. Thats an extra three hours, each direction, on an airplane.
     
  19. macalec macrumors 6502

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    The R&D could never be in texas because the infrastructure is not there- as well as the talent base that there is in silicon valley. In addition their suppliers are right next door. It is also a better gateway to asia.
     
  20. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    Seeing that they are building a new campus in California, I'm guessing that they decided that it was the best place for them.

    Apparently, they look at more than just "Hey, low taxes!" Taxes aren't the only thing businesses look at. I do realize that for some people, that is the single most important thing ever, but it's really not.
     
  21. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    Maybe they enjoy paying the US government lots of money in taxes.
     
  22. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    No, really... it's the skiing. From Northern California it's an easy jump up to BC's ski slopes. :)
     

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