Typically I would save a stat post like this for Saturdays, but this one is so good that I had to make it a Monday post. The Milken Institute has named San Jose the best performing city of 2012. This is based on increased job growth, increases in salaries and wages, and GDP/productivity growth. Last year San Jose was ranked #51 on the list, so the improvement has been dramatic.
San Francisco is #36 on the list and New York is at #11. For those who misguidedly think tech is migrating up north, high tech GDP per capita is over 220% higher in San Jose than it is in SF (and that's including San Mateo, Redwood City, Menlo Park, etc as part of SF).
Source: Milken Institute