Nevada Ads Try to Lure California Businesses

August 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
State leaders in Nevada are defending new televisions ads urging California businesses to move to their state.One commercial states: "Get the monkey of your back relocate to Las Vegas. No corporate income tax, no personal income tax and low workers comp. fees. Kiss California red tape and high taxes goodbye."

That ad is just one of many now airing in Southern California. Nevada leaders say they just want to show California business owners what Nevada has to offer. They say Nevada is a business friendly state when compared to California.

"In essence they can't do business. There's too many rules and regulations. Taxes are too high. Workman's comp is too high and the regulations just overpower them," said Somer Hollingsworth with the Nevada Development Authority.

Nevada is already facing some backlash because of the ads. At least one television station in Los Angeles, ABC 30's sister station KABC, refused to air the ad because of the negative impact it could have on California.

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