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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 (Now produced by the Institute for Regional Studies, the research arm of Joint Venture Silicon Valley) and a variety of other periodic reports and white papers.

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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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Get comprehensive information and data about Silicon Valley’s economic and community health at www.SiliconValleyIndicators.org.

Data and charts from the Silicon Valley Index (and more) are available on a dynamic and interactive website that allows users to further explore Silicon Valley trends.

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, as well as additional related online resources within the following categories: People, Economy, Society, Place, and Governance.

Joint Venture Publications

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.