Welcome to the Silicon Valley Index website!

WHAT IS
THE INDEX?

The Silicon Valley Index has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. Released early every year, the Index is based on indicators that measure the strength of our economy and the health of our community–highlighting challenges and providing an analytical foundation for leadership and decision making.

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WHAT IS AN INDICATOR?

Indicators are measurements that tell us how we are doing; whether we are going up or down, going forward or backward, getting better or worse, or staying the same.

Good Indicators...

  • are bellwethers that reflect fundamentals of long-term regional health.
  • reflect the interests and concerns of the community.
  • are statistically measurable on a frequent basis.
  • measure outcomes, rather than inputs.
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