Diridon Station Site A site at 440 West Julian St. is located within the Diridon Station Area Plan in San Jose.

SAN JOSE—Home to many Fortune 500 companies, Silicon Valley is known as a hub of information-technology development and brain power. San Jose ranks as the third-largest city in California and the 10th-largest US city, according to city government stats. Santa Clara County is the largest Bay Area county in terms of population (nearly 2 million) and total employment, including 1 million wage-and-salary jobs, according to a recent Santa Clara County economic forecast.

Furthermore, in a report that analyzes 30 metropolitan areas in terms of the economic impact of digitalization, Brookings has just ranked San Jose as number one, GlobeSt.com learns. In recent decades, the diffusion of digital technology into nearly every business and workplace or digitalization has been remaking the US economy and the world of work.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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