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Report that calls California expensive for businesses sparks debate
Report that calls California expensive for businesses sparks debate

California is one of the most expensive states for businesses to operate, mainly because of high pay and related labor costs, says a new report commissioned by an arm of the state Chamber of Commerce. "The high cost of creating additional jobs puts California at a substantial competitive disadvantage when attempting to retain or attract businesses that have a choice where to locate," the chamber affiliate said in releasing its report. The conclusion should come as no surprise. But at a time when California's competitiveness with other states is under scrutiny, reports like these spark debate. After all, the state in recent months has been drawn into competition for a big...

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