Bangalore to Be SF's New Sister City – Keeping IT in the Family

San Francisco, meet your new sister city: Bangalore. Yes, in addition to Shanghai, India's IT capital is expected to cozy up with the Bay Area in 2008, with several Indian airlines including Air India, Kingfisher Airlines, and Sapphire Airways scrambling to establish the first direct flights to SFO. According to SFO deputy director Kandace Bender:

“Out of California's 315,000-plus Asian Indians, over half live in its northern region, with the greatest concentration in the vicinity of Silicon Valley that is located within a 30-minute drive from SFO.”

— Brian Bernbaum

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