CEOs Say They Wish They’d Made The Move To Texas A Decade Ago

29 Oct 2021


A lot has been written and said about companies and people relocating from California to Texas, but I wanted to know what it was really like for a CEO who actually made the move.

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit with the leaders of two Fortune 500 companies who did just that and relocated their businesses to North Texas from California.  Jim Lentz, former CEO of Toyota Motor North America, made the move in 2014 and Brian Tyler, CEO of McKesson, made the move in 2019.

Lentz and Tyler joined me in Irving earlier this month to address the Texas Economic Development Corporation’s Fall Investor Meeting. I asked what prompted them to leave California for Texas and what advice they would give CEOs who are curious about their prospects in Texas.

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