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The 2002 Index of Silicon Valley tells the story of a region challenged by job losses but making progress on many of the long- term economic, environmental, social and civic goals outlined in Silicon Valley 2010: A Regional Framework for Growing Together.

Though the gap between high-income and low- income households narrowed for the first time in seven years, people remain under strain. The standard of living for the region’s poorest households has not increased over 1993 levels and is severely affected by a continued lack of affordable housing and child care.

The region is making some progress toward protecting open space and promoting livability through investment in transit- oriented development and affordable housing. Education shows improvement in some areas (such as reading scores) but continued decline in others (Intermediate Algebra enrollment, graduation rates). Achievement indicators for the total student population mask wide disparities by ethnicity and geography. Regional stewardship, which has been evident in areas such as philanthropy and children’s health, remains an important work in progress.

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Joint Venture produces and provides supporting documents and research for a wide array of Silicon Valley interests. We also help to support our initiatives through the publication of the annual Silicon Valley Index and a variety of other periodic reports and white papers.

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Did you know you can get comprehensive information and data about the economic and community health of Silicon Valley any time by visiting the online home of the Silicon Valley Index at www.siliconvalleyindicators.org?

The site is maintained and constantly updated by Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies and is a robust collection of charts and information with links to local, regional and national data sources, and resources for additional information within each of the indicator categories: People, Economy, Society, Place and Governance.