South Florida Will Wipe the Floor With NY, Austin, and SFBA as a Tech Hub

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The title is a phrase I keep repeating to people in tech. I’ll keep updating this list as time passes.

The data in support of this is extraordinary.
There’s no comeback for California, NY will endure, Texas will have a bit of a bump, but its “tech gem” – “Austin” is run by a very incompetent mayor.

Hostile tax regimes are coming to a city near you and some geos are more insulated than others.

The evidentiary items below.

  • Retiree Destination
    • Florida is the #1 retiree destination. We absorb old people, their families, and more.
    • NY is 20.
    • CA is 37.
    • TX is 28.
    • With retirees floating to Florida as a prime location, it absorbs families.
  • Taxes
    • State Income Tax
      • FL – 0%
      • TX – 0%
      • CA – 1% to 13.3%
      • NY – 4% to 8.82%
    • Gross Receipts Taxes
    • Property Tax
      • FL – 0.89%
      • CA – 0.76% (Prop 13 nuance here)
      • TX – 1.8%
      • NY – 1.72%
  • Travel
    • FL – Miami & FLL – both international airports.
    • TX – Austin doesn’t even have an international airport. Houston isn’t a destination city.
    • CA – Numerous
    • NY – Numerous
  • Time Zone  – affords access to significant markets.
    • FL – EST
    • TX – CST
    • CA – PST
    • NY  – EST
  • Conference Destinations
  • Puerto Rico Capital Gains Tax Profit Lever proximity.
    • If someone is going to sell their next C-Corp that’s aged ~5 years and sees the acquisition 24 months in advance, they will likely be able to travel to Puerto Rico and establish domicile much faster if they setup their life in Florida than if they are in NY, CA, or Texas.
  • Pension, Infrastructure, and Healthcare Debt/Capita
  • Capital Management
    • Management of ~$880bn+ worth of capital moved to or opened offices in Miami in the last 16 months. I got word that $120Bn to $200Bn in funds will do the same in < 12 months right after sharing this tweet.
      • Elliot – $40bn
      • D1 – $21bn
      • FF- $3bn
      • Point 72 – $22.1bn
      • Millenium- $52bn
      • Apollo- $460B+
      • Bravo -$78B+
      • GCatalyst-$18B+
      • BAM – $100Bn
      • ExodusPoint- $90B
    • Family Offices
      • The #’s here are insane and difficult to assess, I can promise you one thing, family offices didn’t relocate to California and New York in droves.
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