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jaagu writes,

The city tax on payroll was one reason Bechtel decided to leave SF for Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC area for its headquarters and major offices in the early 2000s.


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.

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