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Data Updated – Blog Added – to Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project Report

Contact: Steve Wright / [email protected] / 408.501.7853

April, 2015 – The landmark Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project study, first published in January, has been updated with Q1 data. The new data covers falling federal R&D investment in Silicon Valley and other U.S. tech regions, the migration patterns of workers moving from within the U.S. and outside it in the five tech regions, global and local VC investments, early stage investments, M&A activity, and the impact of innovation industry employment in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco Counties).

We’ve also added a new blog at the website – – featuring an initial entry by long-time Silicon Valley journalist Michael S. Malone, along with one from veteran Silicon Valley economy researchers Doug Henton and Janine Kaiser of Collaborative Economics, which has done the data research and analysis for this project.

Additionally, under the Policy Levers section on the website, are specific policy initiatives supported, and being pursued, by the stakeholders of the project.

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Silicon Valley Community Foundation joined together to develop the Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project (SVCIP) to proactively benchmark 23 innovation economy indicators and develop overarching public policy strategies at local, state and federal levels to enhance and reinforce the Valley’s competitive advantages in innovation.

Study details, including a downloadable PDF of the study, can be found at


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