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LUNCHTIME FORUM: Silicon Valley & our regional economy
Thursday, July 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Unique among U.S. cities, the key economic driver of San Francisco and the
Bay Area developed not in its urban center but in the agricultural
countryside to the south. Yet as Silicon Valley has evolved from the land
of innovative start-ups to become home to the largest and most established
business headquarters in the region, less clear is where the Silicon
Valley economy begins and ends - and what its long-term prospects will be
for the entire Bay Area. Two leading economists - Russ Hancock, CEO and
president of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, and Ted Egan, chief economist
for the City and County of San Francisco - discuss whether the Silicon
Valley economy is becoming the Bay Area economy.
About SPUR's Agents of Change summer programming series:
Our summer programming series continues this week with presentations on
Hetch Hetchy, rebuilding Chinatown and good government reform. Join us for
these thought-provoking forums, where leading thinkers and practitioners
in city planning, governance, architecture and urban design will relate
the past successes and failures of each generation to our own efforts to
forge new movements in citymaking.
All programs are free for SPUR members,$5 for non-members.
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