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Honored Advisor

This is Iowa campaign

Governor Kim Reynolds and the Economic Development Authority are recruiting people to move to Iowa for our high quality of life, low unemployment and low cost of living.  I`ve often said Iowa`s problem is we don`t have mountains or a ocean, however there`s these silver tubes that you can go through the air and in 5 hours you can go to the mountains and ocean, there and back for $500.  

https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/state-officials-launch-campaign-to-recruit-new-residents-to-iowa  

 

They showed New York City residents the nice apartments that could be had for $800/month and didn`t at first tell them it was in Iowa and they were flabbergasted, you can tell they were thing about it. My Son and GF pay over $4,000/month rent on the west coast, but Iowa doesn`t quite have the jobs that make that possible.....yet.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery&v=R3FPtb2v6Zc  

 

I could see in the future with working from home and maybe flying to the Silicon Valley once a month, that people could hold good jobs, while living in good ol` Iowa.   Iowa could become a "suburban state" with people electronically commuting  to work each day.  Heck out in California, you can show up at 10:00 am in a t-shirt and pajama bottoms with your dog to work and there`s  a wine bar  at lunch (I`m not exaggerating) .  So to telecommute from a Okoboji condo wouldn`t be too big of stretch.   Smiley Happy 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: This is Iowa campaign

It's   the  '' climate '',  that's  our  catch  twenty2  -  -  -

Folks  from  ocean - southern  border  states  show  up  ( 5 days @) in  J - J  - A  - Sept,  then  say  no  thanks  for  the  next  240  days  -  -  - 

Calif.  has  close  to  40  million  folks,  while  Iowa  pop. 3.175  million , although   has  23 million  pork  critters  -  - -

BA  -  maybe  Wine- Popsicle  could  work  in  an  off  season  draw -  Merlotsicle  or  Charsicle  -  ?    

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Honored Advisor

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K-289.  I think there`s possibilities of recruiting those on the coasts.  In San Francisco, I got a Lyft ride from a gal who with her husband own a restate business in SF but live in Sacramento a 1 hour 1/2 away, SF is too expensive to live, even if you have a business there and she also moonlights driving for Lyft.  Then You go from Sunnyvale to Santa Cruz it`s a little over hour away, but to get to the beach it`s about a 2 hour wait to find a parking spot.  And the beach is packed and the Pacific is beautiful, but it`s cold, too cold for me to swim.  In n Out Burger has a sign help wanted $15/hr in San Jose, there`s no way you can live out there on $15/hr, can`t even live in Iowa on $15. 

 

Tucker tells some of what`s wrong with the Golden state  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJgHwHJLzZA  

 

I mean yes California has a ocean and mountains and good climate...but water shortages, floods, mudslides and wild fires.  They have high taxes, poor schools...why work your tail off half of your salary goes to the Feds and state of California.  Send your kids to school and they`ll be so dumb that Sanford won`t accept them unless you bribe the administration, but Iowa kids would easily meet the standards...if they qualified under the other ...ahem quotas.   There are a lot of Iowa State grads working in Silicon Valley...just sayin`.

 

And I gotta put in another plug for that great show on ABC "Bless this Mess" about a New York City couple that moves to Nebraska 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpbMNcpQm2E

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Honored Advisor

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Now might be a good time to advertise that Iowa is open for business.

 

https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/high-tax-state-exodus-accelerate   

 

The cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions has already begun to driveOpens a New Window. some residents away from high-taxOpens a New Window. states like New York and New Jersey, but experts say that trend is only going to intensify.

“It took a few months for taxpayers to realize the dollar implications – until they actually filed their tax returns this year,” Alan Goldenberg, a principal at Friedman LLP, told FOX Business. “It quantified the impact of the loss of the SALT deduction when people saw it in front of their eyes on their tax return.”

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