Report Questions Silicon Valley's Future

High living and business costs as well as worsening traffic may threaten Silicon Valley's premier position in world's high-tech industry.

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October 11, 2000, 10:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"A report released Wednesday says the teeming area south of San Francisco could lose its place as the world's premier high-tech zone because of the high costs of living and doing business here, a shortage of qualified workers and worsening traffic. The second annual report from Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, a regional organization, and the A.T. Kearney consulting firm said local governments need to do more to address suchquality-of-life issues and help continue the area's massive growth."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Wednesday, October 11, 2000 in San Jose Mercury News


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