Silicon Valley continues to ride an enormous wave of growth due to the “new digital economy” with low inflation, increasing returns and intellectual capital. The downside to this success story is rising costs and the erosion of the quality of life that California is renown for. When employees are forced to far away towns in order to purchase homes, fight rush hour traffic and struggle to find acceptable school systems, how can the Valley continue to attract the best and brightest? On the governmental side, what is the relationship between the Governor’s budget and maintaining economic growth in Silicon Valley and California; and how does statewide support of infrastructure increase the viability of living conditions in Silicon Valley? These issues and many others will be discussed by the panel of experts.
Richard Carlson, VP, Spectrum Economics Ted Gibson, Chief Economist, State of California, State Department of Finance Doug Henton, Presidetn, Collaborative Economics Jason Pontin, Editor, Red Herring