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2013 Highlights

Silicon Valley is experiencing a new wave of prosperity led by solid job growth. However, this prosperity is not shared by all residents and has not resolved the challenges that faced the region prior to the recession.

Some indicators have shown positive regional growth:

Silicon Valley has been adding jobs.

Silicon Valley expands its talent pool, both domestically and from abroad.

Residents are changing their habits and improving environmental conditions, while transit continues to keep our region interconnected.

Other indicators show a mixed message as pre-recession challenges remain:

Income growth is uneven.

The housing recovery is uneven. Renters continue to feel the pressure as rents increase, while homeowners are faring better.

Financing and innovation assets are mixed.

Greater disengagement of youth is present in our region as well as statewide.

While some traditional health concerns are less prevalent, new issues are surfacing.