Originally Posted by CAcop
I used to live in the middle of the Silicon Valley and tech ran through everything. Just like how West LA/Hollywood is run by the entertainment industry.
Now the rest of the state needs to worry about companies leaving for TX but that is for completely different reasons than what people outside of CA think.
It's the same reason that most gun makers are located in and around New England - that is where the talent base is and where the supplier base is.
Some tech companies have relocated to - get this - North Dakota! They call the area "Silicone Prarie" and it has attracted quite a few companies. I don't think any of the big ones have moved yet though.
Google, Intel and other companies may not leave California, and may have high net worths, but how many jobs can they support? Unless California goes full socialist these companies cannot support the entire state.