Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Joint Venture Index of Silicon Valley 2014

The 2014 Silicon Valley Index brings with it some interesting statistics related to our region. Here are a few quick stats from this year's report:
  • Silicon Valley has added 46,665 new jobs (22,842 jobs were added in San Francisco). 
  • The region's total population grew by 1.31% (13,766 people) versus 0.88% average growth statewide.
  • Silicon Valley has 46.5% of all IPOs, 46.9% of Patents, and 47.6% of Venture Capital, and 54.6% of Angel Investment in California.
  • Consumption of electricity has declined for five years in a row (189 megawatts of solar capacity helps quite a bit here).
  • 45% of households are making over $100,000 a year.
  • 75% of commuters are solo drivers, not a dramatic difference from 78% in 2003.
  • Caltrain ridership has increased 26.4% from 2010 to 2013.
  • For the first time since 2008, Silicon Valley government achieved greater revenues than expenses.
Click here to read the entire report. You can also watch a video briefing below.


  1. Post and San Pedro tower will break ground with the next few months. The Silvery Towers will break ground by Dec.

  2. This dude makes the oddest comments...

  3. And his information has always been correct :) Whoever he is, his little nuggets of news always made my day, thanks GNB!

  4. And like a gem, GNB's nuggets are once again proven correct :) Pan-Pacific Bank will be taking one floor of Riverpark II in October, with Xactly and Intacct to take 6 floors next year. FINALLY!!!!!