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I don't doubt it. But a Civil Engineering firm isn't the same as a high tech software company dependent on the talent pool in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area. If tech companies could staff up with the kinds of folks they'd find in low-tax havens like Mississippi and Arkansas, they'd already be there.


I predict tech companies in SF will be leave SF, if the SF city tax remains. They can hire the same type of tech people in many places around the country. Or they can easily go to Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Livermore or Vallejo areas.

Bechtel is not a run of the mill civil engineering firm. Bechtel is one of the world's largest engineering and construction companies. Bechtel has been a major player in new technology startups and developments such as nuclear energy, refineries, LNG projects, pipelines, solar and wind energy, space launch complex facilities, DOE nuclear facilities, combined cycle gas turbine projects, missile defense systems with Boeing, US military and nuclear weapons facilities, commercial aerospace facilities, hydroelectric projects and many others.
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