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San Jose is the gateway to the rest of the Silicon Valley, which holds the largest concentration of technology companies and expertise in the world (6,600 tech companies). Some of the most well-known names include IBM, eBay, Hitachi, Kaiser Permanente and Adobe Systems.

San Jose State University has an enrollment of 30,000 and employs 4,000 people.

Captain Juan Bautista de Anza was the first surveyor to scout San Jose and is an important name in the city’s—and the state’s—history.

In Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling book The Kite Runner, he references his childhood memories of San Jose and the San Jose Flea Market.
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