Joe Vranich helps businesses make location decisions driven by growth, consolidation,
market changes, or a need to improve competitiveness by moving to a location with
a more favorable tax and regulatory climate.
He is unusual in that he serves as both Executive Coach and Location Consultant, which equips him to help with personal transition issues along with the site selection process.
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 California's hostile business environment for business-friendly states.
An Advocate for California's 'Battered Companies'
Joe has participated in a host of media interviews recently as Economic Development Agency officials from many states visit California to influence business relocations to their states. An example is his appearance on Fox Business News with Stuart Varney regarding California worsening tax and regulatory environment and resulting business departures. See: "254 Businesses Left California" (short video clip).
In appearances and keynote speeches he advocates that California must reform its ways if it wants to retain the commercial enterprises it has and improve its ability to lure new companies. His speeches on business relocation have been quoted by economic development officials, site selection experts, public officials and the news media. California Assemblyman Dan Logue said, "I wish we could hire him to work in the governor's office to redirect this ship before it washes upside down." See more at his Speaking Availability page.
Out-of-state publications quoting him on business location issues include The Atlantic, Arizona Republic, Barron's, Business Xpansion Journal, CFO Magazine, Chicago Tribune, CNNMoney, Commercial Executive Magazine, Investor's Business Daily, Journal of Commerce, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Reuters, Supplier Global Resource Magazine, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. His research has been cited by the American Enterprise Institute, Small Manufacturers Association of California and the Tax Foundation.
Contributing to Stability & Sound Location Choices
Joe’s contributions to business growth include assisting companies in locating their headquarters, back offices and manufacturing facilities in lower-cost states; helping consumer-products companies reduce facilities costs; and aiding a specialty importer relocate while considering shipping options. He has helped an international equipment designer find an affordable way to establish a showroom in the New York City area; a British-based university select a U.S. location for a new facility near a suitable airport, and a construction equipment company identify the most desirable location in Texas.
A flavor of his relocation work can be seen in Testimonials and a representative sampling of clients, which range from corporations to family-owned enterprises and non-profit organizations, are on the Clients page.
Public Relations/Crisis Communications Roles
Joe has served in Public Relations positions with Fortune 50 companies, as a corporate "Ambassador" to international customers visiting the United States, as CEO of an international trade association, and as a crisis communications spokesperson in cases that generated national and international media coverage regarding product disputes, labor strife and accidents. He served as a press spokesperson for major real estate transactions when ownership changed on the 644-mile Boston-New York-Washington rail line and when manufacturing facilities in New York, Ohio and Florida were sold or closed. Today, he helps clients fashion location-related statements to the news media, employees and public officials should a company not wish to perform such tasks in house.
His views have been quoted in many California publications including the Contra Costa Times, Fox & Hounds Daily, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Los Angeles Business Journal, 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 and San Jose Business Journal.