From its founding as California's first city, San Jose has been a leader, driven by its spirit of innovation. Today, San Jose stands as the largest City in Northern California as the Capital of Silicon Valley--the world's leading center of innovation. The City is committed to remaining a top ranked place to do business, to work, and to live. The Community offers what innovative people and companies need today in order to succeed.
San Jose offers an extraordinarily entrepreneurial environment where people from all walks of life start and grow companies, and achieve their dreams. San Jose is consistently ranked as the world's leading innovation center by publications such as The World Knowledge Competitiveness Index, Forbes and The Milken Institute. San Jose also ranks #1 nationally in patents held by residents and is #1 in the nation for venture capital investors and investment, with more than 500 venture capital and private equity firms.