Be near your current and future customers, your fiercest competitors and your most valued collaborators – they’re all here. San Jose hosts one of the highest concentrations of technology companies in the world and is home to global titans like Cisco and Adobe as well as rapidly growing startups like Apigee and Xactly.
San Jose has long been a market for showcasing fast-growing businesses, recognized for technological innovation and diversity.
Christopher W. Cabrera
President & CEO, Xactly, San Jose
Access to Market
With one of the highest geographic concentrations of high tech companies in the world, San Jose provides companies unparalleled access to industry networks.
of all Fortune 500 companies in the region are headquartered within 15 miles of Downtown San Jose.
Source: Fortune Magazine, 2013.
San Jose is home to over 800 high tech companies.
Source: California Employment Development Department, 2012.
San Jose is the heart of Silicon Valley, and this is why we are headquartered here. Working with the City eased our transition and welcomed us in a big way as the newest member of a forward-thinking business community.
President & CEO, Extreme Networks
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Access to Capital
There’s no better place in the world to be an entrepreneur and no better place to scale your company. San Jose companies have access to over $6 billion in funding that flows into the Silicon Valley each year.
Source: Pricewaterhouse Coopers / National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree™ Report, 2013.[/highlight]
Access to Talent
- #1 city in nation for foreign-born talent – US Census
- #1 smartest city in the nation – NBC, Today Show 2014
- #1 happiest city in the US for young professionals – Forbes
- Top 3 cities in US for education levels
- 50% of college educated young adults in Santa Clara County live in San Jose – US Census
The region’s world-class universities produce 10,000+ graduates annually in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
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A lot of success comes from being in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is home to some of the most educated and driven technology professionals in the world.
Former Chairman & CEO of Magma, San Jose