Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and North Carolina were the top five destination states for consumers who moved with Allied in 2018, according to Allied Van Lines’s annual Magnet States Report. Florida has ranked as the top move destination for Allied consumers for the last five years.
“We are an essential part of the nation’s economy and get a first look into the evolving trends of people’s preferences on where they want to live and work,” said Lesli Bertoli, general manager and vice president of Allied Van Lines. “Studying the Magnet States Report each year gives us insights that enable us to provide better service to our consumer and corporate customers.”
For corporate moves, the highest volume destinations were to Texas, California, Illinois, Florida and Washington. Since 2010, 121 corporate headquarters have moved to Texas from around the nation including Toyota, FedEx, Charles Schwab Corp., Jamba Juice and JP Morgan Chase.
Both consumer and corporate customers moved out of Chicago and Houston in 2018; the moves out of Houston could be due to damages caused by Hurricane Harvey which struck toward the end of 2017 and Chicago has been losing residents for the past three years, according to The Chicago Tribune.