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TABLE: Whither the Valley Wannabes?

All over America, elected officials vowed to build the "next Silicon

Valley." What region has had the stuff to stand up to the tough 2000 market?

We looked at jobs, venture investment, and stocks in some of the most visible

wannabe tech havens. The skinny:

VENTURE

TECH INVESTMENT DOT-COM

JOB GROWTH 4Q'00 STOCK PRICES LAYOFFS

CITY 1999-2000* vs. 1Q'00 1/1/00-12/31/00 JUNE-DEC. 2000

Austin 5.3% -62.8% NA** 339

Boston 2.7% -37.8% -21.8% 1,480

Dallas 1.9% 66.0%*** -1.6% 186

Seattle 9.0% -22.8% 0.0% 2,558

Washington D.C. 5.9% -11.2% -10.7% 85

Silicon Valley 2.0% -21.2% -16.8% 2,624

* Based on economy.com forecasts revised in January, 2001

** Bloomberg Financial Markets discontinued the Bloomberg Austin Index on

10/17/2000

*** In Dallas, two companies received $633 million in the fourth quarter--more

than the whole area got in the first quarter

Data: Economy.com, Venture Economics, Bloomberg Financial Markets, and

Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.


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