Silicon Valley's Success Built by Immigrants

Koo, George
April 2006
Chinese American Forum;Apr2006, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p37
The article presents information on the contribution of immigrants towards the success of Silicon Valley, California. There was a decline in the employment in Silicon Valley due to the dot com bust in 2000. Since then Silicon Valley, made up 1% of the population of the U.S., filed 11% of the patents and absorbed over 25% of all the venture capital invested in the U.S. Immigrants make up 38% of the denizens of Silicon Valley. They account for 53% of the engineers and scientists working in the valley. There would be no Silicon Valley if there is no immigration.


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