Strengthening the Bay Area's Regional Governance

A special analysis for the 2013 Silicon Valley Index
SPUR Memorandum
February 20, 2013

The Bay Area economy has rebounded from the recession, but major regional challenges threaten our continued prosperity. These topics were a focus at the 2013 State of Silicon Valley conference, an annual gathering of Silicon Valley and Bay Area leaders to discuss the state of our region’s economy.

For the 2013 conference, organizers Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation invited SPUR to write a special analysis on regional governance for inclusion in the event’s flagship publication, the Silicon Valley Index. In this analysis, we make the case that some of the biggest threats to the Bay Area’s long-term economic competitiveness are best addressed through better regional governance.

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