Wouldn't this move by a company based in Texas show that Utah is a better
place for business than Texas?This move should be used by the GOED
group to help move others from Texas and those considering Texas for expansion.
Funny how Gov. Rick Perry from Texas is traveling to other states like
California and Illinois to hopefully bring companies to his state, and Utah
takes one from him.
@Makid @Obama10Did you two even read the article? SolarWinds is NOT
moving to Utah. The company will remain headquartered here in Austin. Thanks in
part to the great business environment here in Texas the company is doing well
enough that it has decided to expand. You two really ought to be
better informed before you comment.
They're not moving their headquarters, but they'll be adding more
employees to Utah County than they currently employ world-wide. It's a
huge 'get' for Utah - one in a string of 'gets' that is
really boosting the Utah County economy - Adobe, the NSA site, Xactware, the
success and expansion of Vivint, the new outlet mall (+ Cabela's), etc.
And the new Frontrunner stop and future light rail being brought over point of
the mountain to Thanksgiving Point will spur even more growth. I'm really
glad we bought a home in the area when we did...
The term move was used as a reference to strategic moves, not a physical move of
headquarters.One must think that a company not expanding in Texas
but expanding in another state does find something wrong with the Texas business
environment.Is it hard to imagine that after they expand to Utah
that they shift more operations this way as other companies have done?I do think that when other companies see that Texas based companies are
expanding to Utah that it may cause some companies looking to expand to Texas to
look closer at Utah for their expansion needs.
It might provide more jobs IN Utah but how many UTAHNS are going to be employed?
It does the state little good to bring in more Californians, arizonians,
Indians, and Australians while utahns have no where else to turn other than
telemarketing and restaurant jobs.