Wall Street Journal columnist David Weidner used newly hired Yahoo executive Marissa Mayer to prove a point about business-friendly tax climates in a July 18 piece.
… If Californians approve Proposition 30, which would raise the state sales tax and increase taxes on Californians making more than $250,000 annually … Such an increase would drive away potential Ms. Mayers to states with friendlier tax policies, critics of the proposal say. Silicon Valley could very well relocate to Alaska, South Dakota or Texas given their lack of state income taxes altogether.
Click here to read the rest of the column. (Thanks to Mitchell Area Development Corp. Executive Director Bryan Hisel for sharing the link.)
I guess I take this as a compliment, though I’m not sure we should be flattered that Weidner picked South Dakota as the most far-fetched-sounding place for a tech company to locate.