Here are a few links to the Mercury News’ package of stories about the largest 150 Silicon Valley companies. They are doing well, growing both their revenues and profits (free registration), but at the same time they are not necessarily creating more jobs. In fact, job creation is weaker, even if the jobs that do exist are more attractive, because they are high-end and pay really well (free registration).
If you click on this link, you will see a whole menu of stories within the package, including our story about the decline in the number of Silicon Valley IPOs, our colleague Mike Langberg’s piece on the flaws and unaccountability of legislation that let Silicon Valley companies repatriate billions of dollars of profits last year, and more. See the list of the valley’s top dogs here (scroll down).