What would Apple lose by moving to Texas?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by moonman239, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009
    Only things I can think of are:

    1) More money to ship from overseas assembly lines
    2) Silicon Valley engineers (although there are probably people from Texas who'd be willing and able fill that gap)
    3) Taxes (TX just does property tax)
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Wow, talk about a question out left field.

    Moving out of CA, would represent a huge financial burden to Apple, there would have to be serious incentives for them to leave. As you mentioned, the quality of workforce is a major factor, not just taxes. I don't see Apple leave Cupertino ever, especially since they're building their brand new spaceship office.
  3. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    Like everything that goes to Texas; their soul.
  4. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2013
    They already do a lot out of Texas. The US Operations Center is there.
  5. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Not sure where this question came from... :confused:

    But as others have said, moving a headquarters is a big deal, especially for such a large/prestigious company as Apple.

    As an example, Intel is headquartered in Santa Clara, California (not too far from Apple, actually.) Yet they have a much larger workforce in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. Many more, and larger, facilities, most of their engineering base, and multiple manufacturing facilities. By all rights, Intel should just move their headquarters up here. I'm sure they'd get huge tax incentives for doing so (they've gotten plenty of them already,) because Oregon would get to crow about having not just a large facility, but the actual headquarters here.

    Yet Intel is still based in Santa Clara.
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Most of its talent.
  7. BittenApple macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008
    have you noticed that new HQ that they are building?
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    If it's built correctly, they should be able to fly it to Texas. Or Mars. Or Pluto.
  9. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    1. They don't ship products to Cupertino, so that doesn't matter.

    2. Talent can move, or they can hire local talent like many companies do in Austin from the local engineering university.

    3. Apple doesn't pay state tax on most of its profits. They use a shell company in Reno Nevada with no corporate tax.

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