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Oh boy here is the governor of Utah Gary -- it governor welcome the program with the -- -- Thank you it's great to be with you Stuart.
Are you playing hard bowl with California stealing people away I know you've been successful books you really stating -- -- -- Well we're we're trying to make sure that you ties the fertile field for business and whether -- stealing them from California or for any other place in the west -- across the country.
We're just trying to make sure that there's a business friendly environment here in Utah that improves your bottom line now let me get it right that you're you're not persuaded these big name companies some of which we listed that not moving their headquarters to Utah.
They are expanding.
On when they expand they expand in new talk -- jobs come to Utah that's what's happening -- That's exactly what's happening again we have a great labor force here.
Were young our median age in Utah's a 128 point eight years of age.
So we're young energetic hi tech savvy bilingual there's a lot to we have to offer I think -- -- labor force.
And we have more taxes.
Again California's raise their tax rate to ten and a quarter.
We've reduced our income tax rate from seven to five.
And so there's some incentive there for people to relocate or at least to expand their business operations.
In a place like you talk -- some people would say may -- this is kicking a man when he is down.
California is after role in salt and they got a twelve and a half percent unemployment rate and -- beating them up real bad.
You get any bad vibes coming back at you and you -- -- -- -- Know every state has.
Opportunities to compete and every state has to find a way to compete and find their niche and marketplace it's not unique to -- -- Other states have got there -- advantages and maybe some other disadvantages were trying to minimize our disadvantage and maximize our advantage.
So again for business who wants to expand their bottom line.
We're just saying Utah's a great place to come.
Lower tax rates business friendly environment and a great labor force would you take any kind of business I mean so follow these people as moving of that high tech world as you take anybody a I would you have a big new steel plant set up in salt -- city for example or open up a big new coal mine or aluminum smelter -- go for that.
Well I believe in a free market and we're trying to create opportunities and free market situation where.
Beyond -- -- can find his niche.
I'm not -- -- limit to what the possibilities are that's for the marketplace to do.
I think government has very difficult time of picking winners and losers in fact does pretty poor job of it.
So let's let the marketplace do what it does best the demands a major out there and beyond -- -- -- out there will find a way to compete and we're just saying that Utah's a great.
Business friendly atmosphere to do it -- governor can you put a number on it how many jobs have you and ties from California to -- -- Well I don't know what the number would be I know Adobe's coming and I plan to expand.
With about a thousand.
It's we've had Microsoft come here -- about a hundred.
We just have proctor and gamble come here and open up a manufacturing plant first time in North America in the last 34 years and -- you -- to do it.
So it's not just California it's actually businesses from around the country.
We first you're trying to grow from within we have a lot of new entrepreneurial spirit here and you top.
In life sciences for example and aerospace.
We had a company removed from.
Are expanding their operation out of Washington told Jana key.
This working with our aerospace program here at ATK.
And -- about 900 new jobs here in Utah over this next ten years so it's not just California as it's there -- not just targeting them.
We're just saying that you -- as a great place to do business.
And he have a company have a business take a look at us.
And we're trying to promote that opportunity here with our own homegrown -- -- -- governor Gary public Utah thanks for joining us so we've got a lot of viewers in California I understand that some of them are messaging does already.
Not too happy with the use but we're glad you appeared on the program -- have a thank -- --
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