Seattle business owner moving $1 billion company to Texas so employees can live freer

Seattle business owner moving $1 billion company to Texas so employees can live freer
Seattle protesters set fire to SPD cars, break windows in downtown Seattle (Image: KING screen grab)

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We tried San Francisco. We tried the Seattle area. Both were wonderful in their own ways, especially in natural beauty and personal friendships. But both have become hostile to the principles and policies that enable people to live abundantly in the broadest sense.

That’s why my company is in the final stages of purchasing office space in Austin, Texas. By the end of the year, I hope to move dozens of employees to the Lone Star State and to be ready to hire hundreds more. … Our staff and their families will be able to flourish to a much greater extent. …

[T]he best places to be in tech have now become some of the worst places to raise a family, practice a faith, or even think freely. This hurts my team and the business.

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These areas are culturally diverse but increasingly monolithic in terms of ideology.

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