From farming community to the center of Silicon Valley, San Jose has risen in the ranks for population, housing prices and entrepreneurial startups. Just an hour and half from San Francisco and easily commutable by train, San Jose is home to Cisco, eBay, IBM, Hitachi, Adobe and more iconic tech companies. If you’re looking for inspiration and want to be surrounded by a thriving scene of entrepreneurship and innovation, office space in San Jose has just what you’re looking for.
The Silicon Valley Center in San Jose has access to several major freeways, and it’s only five minutes from the Mineta San Jose International Airport. This location provides free parking adjacent to the building, and the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
Also home to the Winchester Mystery House, San Jose Sharks hockey team, and Levi’s Stadium, new home of the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose is not short of tourist destinations to entertain clients and other visitors.
As previously mentioned, San Jose is home to some of the most cutting-edge companies in the world. But how did San Jose become Silicon Valley? The term originally referred to the region's large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, but eventually came to refer to all high-tech businesses in the area. Leading the charge for high-tech innovation and development, Silicon Valley accounts for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United States.
Close to Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, California State University, East Bay, and Santa Clara University, San Jose is ripe for educated and talented hiring prospects which has played a major role in the development of this area.
In fact, a recent survey of local CEOs cited the plusses of locating in San Jose include:
- Access to skilled labor (cited 69 percent of respondents)
- Entrepreneurial mindset (67 percent)
- Proximity to customers and competitors (42 percent)
- Access to venture capital (26 percent)
- World-class universities (20 percent)
In addition, statistics show:
- In 2000, San Jose residents had the highest median household income of any city in the United States with a population over 300,000, and now has the highest median income of any U.S. city with over 280,000 people.
- The city consistently leads the nation in patent generation. In addition, about half of the country’s top patent-producing cities hail from Silicon Valley.
- Finally, San Jose sponsors the largest incubator program in the nation, and its bold Green Vision has created an ideal environment for emerging technologies to thrive.
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