A capacity audience of 1,300 people filled the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose for the 15th annual State of the Valley conference. The day was spent in dialogue and discussion about Silicon Valley's trends and challenges, illuminated by the findings in the 2019 Silicon Valley Index. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti admonished the Silicon Valley leaders to "go big or go home" in tackling the twin problems of housing and transportation; Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham told the crowd that America's democracy depends on the prosperity Silicon Valley is uniquely capable of creating.
Feb. 13, 2019 – Silicon Valley’s economy has reached new levels of employment, income, innovation, and investments as major companies are fundamentally altering the character and evolution of innovation in the region, reports the 2019 Silicon Valley Index released today by Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies.
Larger companies are behind much of the explosive growth that is lifting the region but straining our capacity to accommodate it all amid rising income disparity, housing costs, and transportation burdens.
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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.