A new report shows that more Silicon Valley technology workers were born outside the U.S. than in it.
The Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project Report analyzed the share of foreign and U.S.-born professionals in the science, technology and engineering fields, or STEM, in its 2017 report using 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data. And as Quartz reported, almost every major tech hub has more foreign-born workers than domestic ones, with Silicon Valley leading the way.
As Quartz writes:
“As anyone who spend time in San Francisco knows, the share of new arrivals from out of state or out of the country (82%) dwarfs the number of natives. That ratio holds true in each of the six largest US “innovation regions” with the exception of Austin (45% domestic, compared with 36% foreign born).”