Counties in Silicon Valley and Bay Area fill up state’s top-10 list for local investment – Silicon Valley Business Journal

anta Clara attained its ranking by finishing in the top 10 in each of the metrics considered.

From 2011 to 2014, the number of businesses in the county grew 5.5 percent, eighth-highest in the state, and GDP grew by $8.1 billion, fourth-highest. Despite Silicon Valley’s reputation for being stingy when it comes to housing, the county’s 8.7 new residential building permits issued per 1,000 homes in 2015 ranked ninth. Finally, the $6,816 per resident the county has raised in municipal bonds over the last five years also ranked ninth.

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