Woodside, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2012
After a year of construction, Fisher Investments opened its new Fisher Creek office, a five story state-of-the-art facility located on 170 acres in Camas, Washington. The building is approximately 150,000 square feet and will house over 600 employees.
Fisher Investments is one of several firms to move workers out of California. One of the things making Washington attractive to the $43-billion money management firm is no state income tax. CEO Ken Fisher told Bloomberg Businessweek these employees “get a better quality of life in Clark County than they would get in the Bay Area.”
In addition to the lack of state income taxes, Fisher’s employees get the double benefit of enjoying easy access to sales tax-free Oregon, just across the bridge. With construction on a second 600-person capacity building scheduled to be completed next year, more than one thousand Fisher Investments employees could soon enjoy all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Fisher Investments also recently completed another building on the same campus, which houses the firm’s printing and fulfillment operations. The facility includes new high-end printing equipment and exterior loading docks, which the firm will use to produce and distribute printed materials to its 25,000 clients.
The firm plans to maintain its Woodside and San Mateo, California offices where its roots are, and many employees still work.
About Fisher Investments
Founded in 1979, Fisher Investments is an independent, privately-owned money management firm with tens of billions under management. Fisher Investments maintains two principal business units, Fisher Investments Institutional Group and Fisher Investments Private Client Group, which serve a global client base of diverse investors. Fisher Investments' clients include over 100 large institutions and over 25,000 high net worth individuals. Founder and CEO Ken Fisher has written the Forbes "Portfolio Strategy" column for 27 years, has written 8 books on investing and personal finance (5 of which are national bestsellers), and in 2010 was named by Investment Advisor magazine as one of the 30 most influential industry individuals in the last 30 years (Thirty for Thirty, May 2010).