Gavin Newsom blew a gasket when he saw this startling fact about Florida

Feb 23, 2024

Florida is setting the example for the rest of the country under Governor Ron DeSantis.

The people and businesses flocking to the Sunshine State confirm his bold conservative leadership is working.

And Gavin Newsom blew a gasket when he saw this startling fact about Florida.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has turned the Sunshine State into the hottest state in the country.

People and businesses are voting with their feet to move to Florida in record numbers.

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas found that Florida and Texas were the two top states in the country for attracting businesses that were relocating from other states between 2010 to 2019.

Texas saw over 25,000 businesses relocate to the state that brought with them more than 281,000 jobs. 

In net job gains from business relocations, Texas was in first place followed by Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Arizona.

Florida was the top state during that time period for business relocations followed by Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Arizona.

The Dallas Fed report said that businesses were attracted to Texas because of its location in the center of the country along with its low taxes and light touch to business regulations.

Florida and Texas both do not have a state income tax.

“A lower tax burden is a central part of Texas’ appeal to business,” the report said.

Florida has one of the lowest total tax burdens of any state in the country while Texas ranks in the middle of the pack. 

Both states have Right to Work laws that do not require workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment which has made them magnets for jobs and businesses.

The states that gained jobs and businesses in the study were all controlled by Republicans during the time analyzed.

While Republican states were thriving, blue states with high taxes and heavy regulations saw businesses flee them.

California ranked dead last in the study as the biggest loser of jobs and businesses in the country.

“Between 2010 and 2019, the Golden State was the source of more than 44,000 jobs relocating to Texas – about 16% of all jobs that moved to the state. Texas, meanwhile, sent just 14,700 jobs to California,” Fox Business reported.

Bank of America data from their customers found that people were also moving to Texas and Florida in large numbers, a trend that began during the pandemic.

Tax Foundation policy analyst, Janelle Fritts, said that policy was driving these population changes.

“This population shift paints a clear picture,” Fritts said. “People left high-tax, high-cost states for lower-tax, lower-cost alternatives.”

Florida’s commitment to freedom is paying major dividends for the state.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

 

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