Creative Community Index

Measuring Progress Toward A Vibrant Silicon Valley

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 17, No 1 (Spring 2006)

John Kreidler and Philip J. Trounstine

2005, 24 pages. Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley, 1153 Lincoln Avenue, Suite I, San Jose, CA, 95125-3009, www.ci-sv.org

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Expanding on the first index on Silicon Valley published in 2002, this report uses data from original surveys and secondary sources to provide a statistical and anecdotal overview of the area's cultural ecology. While the report does not find that Silicon Valley has lost its position as a center of creativity, it offers a cautionary warning and some recommendations for strengthening its cultural core.