Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, approximately 8 miles west of San Jose and 72 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is the epicenter of what's possible. Founded in 1852, Santa Clara has an area of 19.3 square miles and a population of 129,498. Santa Clara is home to many high-tech companies, including Applied Materials, Intel, Nvidia, Oracle, and Ericsson. Santa Clara is also home to Santa Clara University, California's Great America Theme Park, and Levi's® Stadium.
Santa Clara has a reputation as a world-class center of technology and innovation, and it's easy to see why more than 12,000 companies come to Santa Clara to find their calling. Key highlights include:
- Extensive inventory of commercial real estate for all sizes and budgets
- low business taxes
- Low utility charges provided by municipal power company Silicon Valley Power
- Easy access to highways and public transportation
- skilled workforce
- industry diversity
More than $3 billion in new development projects are planned over the next few years, with more on the way. Santa Clara welcomes businesses and encourages you to explore the many benefits of starting and expanding your business in our community.
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Human resource development
The city partners with NOVA for workforce development services. NOVA is a leader in providing employment and training services including:
- Promote skills development and career mobility
- Works with and is of value to the business community
- Improve people's ability to live and work in Silicon Valley.
For more information, visit NovaWorks.org or call (408) 730-7232.
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