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Asian Indians Remake Silicon Valley

on 2001/7/9 9:44:02 ( 1453 reads )


SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA, July 06, 2001: Temple membership has grown from 380 families to 4,800 as the Silicon Valley's Asian Indian population has surged in the last decade, part of an international high-tech migration changing California's demographics. The children of these skilled and educated immigrants have raised the academic bar in public schools. A study published in 1999 by the California Public Policy Institute found that nearly a quarter of the Silicon Valley's high-tech companies were headed by Chinese or Indian immigrants. "They have made this valley thrive," Santa Clara County Supervisor Pete McHugh said of the region's newcomers. In Santa Clara County, the heart of the Silicon Valley, no ethnic group has grown as dramatically as Asian Indians, whose numbers have more than tripled in the last decade, effectively moving their California capital from Los Angeles County to the Silicon Valley.

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