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For seven years the Silicon Valley Leadership Group has asked member companies in high tech, biotech, financial services and related industries to participate in a business climate survey. This year, 153 chief executives from firms representing $1.7 trillion in combined revenues expressed considerable optimism. By wide margins, CEOs predicted job growth in 2010.

A new and separate survey of 304 startups nationwide, conducted by the SVB Financial Group, found that three-quarters of young companies expect to hire in 2010.

But the surveys also reflect a range of concerns. In these commentaries written for The Chronicle, CEOs discuss education, the state budget, corporate tax policy, immigration reform, access to capital and the innovation economy.

The surveys and their implications will be discussed on Monday when the Leadership Group holds its Business Climate Summit at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park.

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