Biography: Joe Vranich





Joe helps businesses make location decisions driven by growth, consolidation or need to relocate to a place with a more favorable tax and regulatory climate




Serving as both a Location Consultant, and Executive Coach, Joe is equipped to help with personal transition issues – particularly helpful to owners of businesses and their families – along with the site selection process. His background includes serving as CEO of an international trade organization, Senior Vice President-Public Relations, a U.S. Senate appointee to a Congressional Review Panel and a non-fiction author. 


While being introduced on America's highest-rated cable-TV business show, "Your World With Neil Cavuto," the host said, "Joe Vranich is committed to you and your success." He has been a repeated guest on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, NBC, NPR and on hundreds of local broadcasts. Joe has testified before Congress many times. His most recent media appearances focus on why companies leave hostile business environments (found particularly in California, New York and Illinois) for business-friendly states.  


Contributing to Stability & Sound Location Choices


Joe’s contributions to business growth include assisting companies in locating their headquarters, back offices and manufacturing facilities to lower-cost environments. For example, he has helped a consumer-products company in Orange County benefit from lower building ownership costs in a new out-of-state location – one also with a superior labor force. He aided a Los Angeles-based financial institution find three new locations to serve as back offices and call centers. He assisted an international equipment designer find an affordable way to establish a showroom in the New York City area; a British university select a U.S. location near a suitable airport; and a California construction equipment company identify the most desirable location in the Southwest. 


Focus on California's Business Environment


He is the author of a widely cited report that shows about 10,000 companies left California in the last eight years to reduce costs and improve prospects of growing their businesses. The report provides details about such events by company name, ranks the popularity of destination states and cities, and outlines the difficulties of doing business in the "Golden State." See: California Business Departures: An Eight-Year Review 2008-2015.


His views have been quoted in many California publications including the Contra Costa Times, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Los Angeles Business Journal, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times, North County Times, Orange County Business Journal, Orange County Register, Pasadena Star-News, Riverside Press-Enterprise, Sacramento Bee, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Examiner, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, San Jose Business Journal, San Mateo Daily Journal and Ventura County Star


Widely Recognized Research


His research on company migrations has been cited by the American Enterprise Institute, California Business Roundtable, California Manufacturers & Technology Association, California Small Business Action Committee, Chapman University Center for Demographics and Policy, Heartland Institute, Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy, Reason Foundation, Small Manufacturers Association of California and the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation.

National Recognition


Publications quoting him on business location issues include The Economist, The Atlantic, Arizona Republic, Austin American-Statesman, Barron's, Business Xpansion Journal, CFO Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chief Executive Magazine, CNNMoney, Commercial Executive Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Energy Manager Today, Financial Sense, Fiscal Times, Human Events, Investor's Business Daily, Journal of Commerce, National Review, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Reuters, Supplier Global Resource Magazine, Vital Speeches, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, Workers Compensation and Zero Hedge. 

Online Media


Outlets include American Spectator, CalWatchdog, City Magazine, CityWatchLA, Cronkite News, Daily Caller, FlashReport, Fox & Hounds Daily, NewGeography, PublicCEO, and Virtual-Strategy Magazine.


See Joseph Vranich on LinkedIn. Also, he is known on Twitter as @LocationConsult.