As a freelance writer and RV owner, Trailer Life has been one of the my target publications since 2005. The Affinity Group Inc. publishes Trailer Life Magazine in Ventura CA. This week I was informed by the editor that I am working with on several stories that the company is moving it's Headquaters from Ventura California to Minneapolis, Minnesota in November.
According to the Funding Universe Data Base "the Affinity Group Holding Company is the parent company of several businesses, including Affinity Group, Inc. (AGI), that provide goods and services to the outdoor recreation market, primarily recreational vehicle (RV) enthusiasts. Through its subsidiaries, the company owns and operates the Camping World chain of retail stores for RV parts and camping equipment and oversees several clubs for RV owners, including the Good Sam Club, Coast to Coast, Camping World's President's Club, Motorhome America Club, as well as Golf Card International. AGI publishes books, such as campground directories and buyer's guides, and consumer magazines, including Trailer Life, Highways, MotorHome, and several regional publications. Another publication, RV Business, serves the recreational vehicle industry. Through several Internet sites and a cable television show, AGI provides technical and non-technical information to RV enthusiasts and act as forums for RV-related businesses. The company publishes several magazines for other outdoor recreational activities, including ATV Sport, American Rider, Woman Rider, and Thunder Press."
According to Hoovers Affinity Group Inc. has 1,637 employees, but it is not clear how many are at the Headquarters in California and wil be moving. My editor will not be moving to Minneapolis, and I will soon have a new editor.
Exit Question: How many more companies will be leaving California for more business friendly states?