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While uprooted businesses were mostly likely to move to Texas during the coronavirus pandemic, consumers opted instead for a state further east made famous by its beaches, orange crop and the Walt Disney World amusement park.
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The findings, along with a wealth of more granular detail, were included in the annual Magnet States Report on migration trends within the U.S. from Allied Van Lines, one of the world's largest moving companies.
Within Texas — which benefited from a "business-friendly climate" — the city that drew the most companies was Houston, known as "Space City" for role in space operations by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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California ranked as the second-most popular destination for companies, followed by Illinois, Florida and North Carolina. The states had all been fan favorites within the corporate world prior to the pandemic, nabbing the top spots in 2019 as well.