How did Nevada County Miss the Least Expensive List?(edited)

Russ Steele

(Edited to explain the purpose of this  post to our local lefty bloggers, see the comments.)

The 17th annual Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey has been released by Claremont McKenna College’s Rose Institute of State & Local Government.  The rankings determine which cities in California, as well as the nation, are the most expensive for doing business.

The most expensive cities for business in CA are ranked as follows:

  • Berkeley
  • Beverly Hills
  • Culver City
  • Inglewood
  • Los Angeles
  • Oakland
  • San Bernardino
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Monica

The least expensive cities for business in CA are as follows:

  • Apple Valley
  • Costa Mesa
  • Dos Palos
  • Hesperia
  • Moorpark
  • Roseville
  • Sutter Creek
  • Unincorporated El Dorado County
  • Unincorporated Lake County

There are some very interesting stats in the report HERE about the best places to do business in Texas and Tenn.  After seeing Roseville, Sutter Creek, El Dorado and Lake County on the least expensive list, I wondered why Nevada County is not listed as one of the least expensive places to do business.  Maybe our Board of Supervisors might want to check into where Nevada County fell on the cost of doing business analysis, and how Nevada County can become more competitive. The Survey costs $600.00.  Might be a good economic development investment to see how other cities and Counties are getting on the least expensive to do business list.

If you agree, send a copy of this Short URL to your Nevada County Supervisor:

One interesting factoid is that those cities on the most expensive list are all run by Democratic Mayors and Councils. Hardly a Republican in sight.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to How did Nevada County Miss the Least Expensive List?(edited)

  1. Russ says:

    Local left totally missed the point of this post

    Our local left writes about this post and misses the point. Nevada competes with the other foothill Counties and City’s for those business interested in relocating. Our fake middle of the road blogger writes:

    The hard right’s mantra nowadays is that the cost of doing business would fall if only a more conservative board of supervisors was in place.

    But if you dig deeper, you find that Nevada County “missed” the list because it isn’t even in the survey. A list of cities in the survey is here. As it turns out, somebody has to volunteer a city to be on the list — and apparently that hasn’t happened. (I spoke to Claremont-McKenna about this).

    Right, so Roseville, Sutter Creek, and El Dorado County get recognition as low cost to do business cities and County, with no mention of Nevada County. They get the honor of being the low cost regions of the Sierra, why bother to look elsewhere, like Nevada County. The point is, what have Roseville, Sutter Creek and El Dorado County done to be considered a low cost region? What can Nevada County do to get in the next survey and get national attention for being a great place to do business.

    The rest of this by our fake middle of the roader it total BS:

    What’s really going on here is that Russ is chapped that our board of supervisors isn’t “far right” enough for him and his extreme political and anti-global warming beliefs — even though the board is made up of four moderate GOPers and a “decline to state” (who leans Democratic). People such as Russ (along with his fellow far-right bloggers such as George Rebane, Barry Pruett and Todd Juvinall) help divide the GOP in our county — between the moderates and the extremists.
    People are catching on, however, and we may wind up with two Democratic-leaning supervisors in next year’s elections (in Grass Valley and Truckee) — or maybe three. Nevada County is “purple” politically. People need to compromise.
    Perhaps readers should cut and paste this URL and send it to the supes. LOL!

    Yes, please send this comment by our local lefty to our BoS so they can see that he totally missed the point.

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