US States/California/21st century

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There are many 21st century innovations from California.

Industry[edit | edit source]

Silicon Valley[edit | edit source]

While most manufacturing of high tech components have been shipped overseas, Silicon Valley is still a place of technological innovation and invention. It is in the Bay Area, a densely populated part of the state of California. (Major Bay Area cities include San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.) Many of the world's high-tech companies are based in the Bay Area, like the company Apple. There are many smaller companies, some of which are known as startups, as well.

Workshops[edit | edit source]

California has businesses that rent out high-tech workshops to individuals.

Movie industry[edit | edit source]

In Southern California — in particular, Hollywood — is one of the world's most important regions for film-making. Added is the advantage that Hollywood is near desert country, making cowboy films relatively easy to shoot.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Farming, mostly for either food products or wine (vineyards), is common in California. However, since the state gets a limited amount of rainfall but has a large population (about 40 million people), droughts can have a devastating impact on agriculture.

Tourism[edit | edit source]

Popular tourist destinations in National Parks include Yosemite and Death Valley. For its history and scenery, San Francisco has been a popular tourist destination for some time. In Southern California, tourists may go to the coastal towns, where it is fairly warm year-round.