What 6 Californias Would Mean for Tech Industry

Venture capitalist Tim Draper is investing his energy in a new project: six Californias. The tech investor is working to rally support for a ballot initiative that would effectively, as its name suggests, slice California into six individual states. One of the states would be Silicon Valley.

"We're simply too big and bloated," Draper told attendees at a news conference from Draper University of Heroes, the San Mateo school for aspiring startup CEOs he opened earlier this year, the San Jose Mercury News reports. "I think every one of these states will become wealthy as a result. The current system has a horrible problem of haves and have-nots."

According to DraperEUs proposal, the boundaries of the six new states would look like this:

State of Jefferson

A new state, named Jefferson, would include the territory represented by the boundaries of the following counties: Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity.

State of North California

A new state, named North California, would include the territory represented by the following counties:, Amador, El Dorado, Marin, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.

State of Central California

A new state, named Central California, would include the territory represented by the boundaries of the following counties: Alpine, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne.

State of Silicon Valley

A new state, named Silicon Valley, would include the territory represented by the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey.

State of West California

A new state, named West California, would include the territory represented by the following counties: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, and Ventura.

State of South California A new state, named South California, would include the territory of Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and...

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