Florida and New York: Apples and Peaches
Though the Empire State hadn't been thrilled with the move, let's face it, the middle class of New York City was in trouble and he needed to go find jobs for his people elsewhere. Luckily the number of foreign immigrants coming to his city more than made up for the losses, but it was still unpleasant and he worried about his people striking out on their own. Downgrading could be stressful, after all.
This had been going on for decades, but with the recent economic downturns it seemed to become more and more prominent of an issue to him. Chicago and Detroit were in just as bad of shape as his own city and were being drained of their middle class, too. There was L.A. but that was so far away and California was so... Californian. Good for a visit and a fine business associate, but he could never get passed how overly laid-back she was about some things. Miami was a great place and Espen was terribly fond of Florida, but... sometimes he got the impression he had overstayed his welcome. Rut