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Report: Real cost of California's expenses

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A relocation consultant is warning Los Angeles and much of California is losing business to lower-cost communities.

Boyd Co. Inc. of Princeton, N.J., in a study based on information from U.S. corporate executives, said big California cities are simply too expensive, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Thursday.

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"The harsh reality is your state is suffering today not only from a corporate exodus but intellectual capacity (too). Some of your best and brightest college graduates cannot afford to live here; that's a huge problem," said John Boyd.

The Boyd study compared 18 California communities with 12 out-of-state locations and concluded San Francisco, with business costs of $12.1 million, was the most expensive place and Sioux Falls, S.D., at $9.4 million, the least expensive.

Some California civic leaders appeared unimpressed. Said Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.: "There's a reason for it being cheap. It's Sioux Falls."

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