11/29/2011 Leave a comment
I hope that you all remember the Prop 23/AB-32 debates, when our local left who were promoting AB-32, told us that going green in Silicon Valley would be the engine that would save the California economy.
Forbes magazine ranked the nation’s 51 largest metro areas for high tech employment.
TOP TEN BEST CITIES FOR HIGH TECH JOBS IN THE NATION
1. Seattle, WA
2. Baltimore, MD
3. Columbus, OH
4. Raleigh, NC
5. Salt Lake City, UT
6. Jacksonville, FL
7. Washington DC
8. New Orleans, LA
9. San Bernardino-Riverside
10. San Diego
Where is Silicon Valley? San Jose is at 17; San Francisco at 29; and Sacramento at 43.
According to Forbes, Silicon Valley remains the `biggest loser’ among the nation’s tech regions, surrendering roughly one quarter of its high-tech jobs — about 80,000 — in the past decade.
Now let’s hear from our local lefties, what happened? Could it be that AB-32 and similar regulations are squeezing the life out of the Silicon Valley and the innovators have moved to more business friendly states and regions in California? Just asking?