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Overseas Post Project Assignment - Suresh.V

San Francisco
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Rass Candler

on 20 December 2013

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Transcript of Overseas Post Project Assignment - Suresh.V


Any Questions?
Thank you
Hello Everyone
Geographical Location
4th largest city in the state California
Situated in the northwestern part of central California
Surrounded on three sides by water
Mediterranean climate - mild winters and very warm summers
2nd walkable city in USA
6th most visited one in the United States in 2011
SF is famous for its hills, there are more than 50 hills within city limits
Culture
Free thinkers & open minded
Accepting characteristics
Hi-tech people
Open for human rights & for freedom
High Money flow
Origin of legalized gay marriage
Expensive - People meet here, get married and go out of SF
2nd highest quality of living of any U.S. city.
History
Founded on June 29, 1776, by colonists from Spain.
The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth to SF.
Destroyed by earthquake and fire on 1906 and was quickly rebuilt.
Current Economic Climate
Tourism is the backbone of SF economy
People never feel depressed
Housing is expensive
Real estate shown a boom in last 6 months
People will be always optimistic about the economy
Pharma & Technology is strong
Business areas are fast and good
Taxes are high
Current Political Climate
San Francisco became one of the centers of liberal activism, with Democrats, Greens, and progressives dominating city politics.
In the state legislature San Francisco is located in the 8th and 11th State Senate districts.
The city is governed by a Mayor - Ed Lee
Lee is the first Chinese American mayor in San Francisco's history
Why West Coast?
It is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations as well as thousands of small startups.
Adobe, Apple, Cisco, eBay, Facebook, Google, HP, Intel, Oracle, Salesforce, Symentec, Yahoo, PayPal, LinkedIn, Twitter etc.,
Western American Cities Dominate US Technology Index
Technology needs are higher than any other country
Language
Barack Obama's decision of recovering the US economy
Why The United States?
Country Choice of mine
What Barack Obama says about outsourcing
Coast Choice of mine
USA [WEST COAST]
Why San Francisco?
2nd best city out of 30 cities for Young Entrepreneurs 2013.
Since the 1990s, the demand for skilled information technology workers from local startups and nearby Silicon Valley has attracted white-collar workers from all over the world.
San Francisco is always at the center of anything in the Startup world. It has been a long-time staple in the scene since the dot com boom of the 90′s.

Reference:
http://under30ceo.com/top-30-best-cities-for-young-entrepreneurs-2013/#AYwMDfGqUFMsVoje.99
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