We suggest you not underestimate the staggering drawing power of the Garden State, especially to English companies that are now Indian companies. Jag is joining the club and moving its HQ and approximately 50 employees from Irvine, CA to New Jersey. Why is Jersey, already home to luxury automaker BMW, so appealing to Jaguar and Tata executives? Was it the Paramus Mall? Bon Jovi? Not quite.
First, the company already has a significant infrastructure already in place in the state. Second, it's a much shorter flight to New York from Mumbai and London, reducing executive jet lag. Third, Ratan Tata loves Springsteen. In fact, at a recent concert, Tata was heard to scream "Play Darkness On The Edge Of Town" repeatedly. [Photo: Getty Images, Auto News (Subs. Req.)