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Business Relocation & Homegrown Jobs

Business Relocation and Homegrown Jobs, 1992–2006

Jed Kolko

First published September 2010

This analysis reconfirms that business relocation—the movement of business establishments from one state to another—accounts for a very small share of California’s employment fluctuations. In fact, relocation accounts for a smaller share of job gains and losses in California than in most other states, in part because most California businesses lie far from the border of neighboring states.

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