Income inequality grows, but no bubble ahead.

Rick Merritt, SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times

February 5, 2015

1 Min Read
<p>(Image: <a href="">Michael from San Jose</a> via Wikimedia)</p>

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Silicon Valley's economy continued to expand in 2014 and is not approaching a bubble but does face serious issues with uneven distribution of wealth, poverty and an over-burdened infrastructure, according to the annual Silicon Valley Index.

"The nation's hottest economy is getting hotter," said Russell Hancock, the chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the non-profit made up of public and private organizations in the region that publishes the report. "Is it all going to come crashing down on us? Our sense is its not," he said, citing the dotcom bubble that burst in 2001.

However, the latest index did underscore the region’s lack of affordable housing, a declining middle class, stagnating wages among the lowest earners and gender inequality among its problems.

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About the Author(s)

Rick Merritt

SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times

Based in San Jose, Rick writes news and analysis about the electronics industry and the engineering profession for EE Times. He is the editor of the Android, Internet of Things, Wireless/Networking, and Medical Designlines. He joined EE Times in 1992 as a Hong Kong based reporter and has served as editor in chief of EE Times and OEM Magazine.

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