SJC connects Silicon Valley’s multi-cultural community with business and personal connections around the globe. Learn here about the opportunities, connections and value that SJC offers its users.
SJC is the Gateway to Silicon Valley and Northern California
San José International Airport serves a catchment population close to 4 million and thousands of Silicon Valley companies with global operations. San José is the gateway to Silicon Valley and California’s leading tourist destinations, including Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Yosemite National Park, and wine country.
San José is Northern California’s Population and Economic Center
San José has experienced the greatest change of any large U.S. city during the past 50 years – rapid population growth and an economic transformation from agriculture to high technology. Today, San José is the largest city in Northern California and Silicon Valley’s urban center (view map).
San José is a Strong International Travel Destination
San José ranked 20th in the U.S. in the number of overseas visitors in 2010, despite not having Asia and Europe air service, San José ranked higher in international visitors – particularly business travelers - than several U.S. cities having nonstop flights to Asia and Europe.
San José is Silicon Valley’s Capital
San José is the 10th largest city in the United States with a population of 945,942 and is home to Silicon Valley. A city of immigrants, 40 percent of San José’s population is foreign-born. San José has added 54,000 new residents since 2006 and is projected to have a population of over 1.2 million by 2025. San José’s median household income of nearly $83,944 is one of the highest in the U.S.; 38 percent of San José households have incomes exceeding $100,000 USD.
San José Has the Third Largest Asian Population in the U.S. after NY and LA
Total Asian American
Source: US Census 2010
San José is Leading California
San José Silicon Valley’s technology sector led the nation in job growth in 2011 and accounts for one-third of venture capital investments in the U.S. The San José area is eighth largest U.S. exporter generating $21 billion exports in 2009. Exports are shipped by air, resulting in significant cargo opportunities. The top 44 San José area companies had combined sales of over $52 billion in 2011 and market capitalization of over $1.4 trillion.
The New San José International Airport (Fact Sheet)
Rebuilt and renovated Airport opened in June 2010
Technology of Silicon Valley delivers enhanced efficiencies for airlines, tenants and the Airport
Passenger amenities include free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating with built-in power outlets, and innovative public art
Two recently built parallel 11,000-foot commercial runways
Car rental center across from Terminal B and short one-minute bus ride from International terminal
The nation’s most advanced airport baggage handling and security system
Common use technology for gates and ticket counters results in low costs for airlines
Ranked among the top U.S. airports for on-time performance and only five-days of weather delays per year
All Nippon Airways’ December announcement of Tokyo Narita San José service in FY 2012 is a significant boost to our global community
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