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2015 State of the Valley
2015 State of the Valley recap video by PRx Digital.
More than 1,200 people packed the 2015 State of the Valley conference on Feb. 4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, where they heard keynote remarks from Stanford University President John Hennessy, Time assistant managing editor Rana Foroohar, author and political theorist Benjamin Barber, and Technology Partners general partner Ira Ehrenpreis, as well as a panel discussion with Sam de Brouwer, Veronica Juarez, Jitendra Kavathekar, Matt Mahan (moderator), Jeff Modisett, and Ben Nelson. The day began with an update on the region’s economy and also featured the Packard Award presentation to Chris DiGiorgio and Chuck Reed, an exhibitors hall, and entertainment by local youth groups.
Silicon Valley Index - 2015
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Driving Clean Energy Adoption: Regional Approaches and Success Factors in the U.S. and China
As of the end of 2013, China and the United States were the two top countries in terms of total installed renewable power capacity, as well as investments in renewable energy. Driving Clean Energy Adoption examines five leading clean energy regions in the United States and China based on primary and secondary research, including numerous interviews of key stakeholders.
Included in the report are information and findings that are broadly applicable to other regions working to further clean energy adoption. The drivers, benefits and considerations for regional success in promoting clean energy adoption are outlined, case studies are presented, and resulting key challenges and success factors are extracted and provided. The findings suggest a handful of the most important factors for regional clean energy adoption relating to policy frameworks, utility involvement, collaboration, local leadership and innovation.
Sunnyvale Community Solar Array Development Feasibility Study
This report studies the feasibility and assesses the options for municipalities like Sunnyvale who want to provide residential and commercial subscribers with renewable energy. It follows on the heels of legislation signed into law in September 2013 (Senate Bill 43) which offers new regulatory mechanisms for deploying shared renewables projects in California communities. It also launched the Green Tariff Shared Renewables program (GTSR).
In The News
March 23, 2015 - (People's World) - State of Silicon Valley 2015: A Tale of Two Americas: "Also released this year was the 2015 Index from Joint Venture Silicon Valley, distributed at the yearly State of Silicon Valley conference in February." More.
March 20, 2015 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Sky-High Housing Prices Force Silicon Valley CEOs Across Industries to Adapt: "Last year, the region’s economy added 58,000 new workers, according to the 2015 Silicon Valley Index, published by Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.
March 19, 2015 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Good News: Job gains Surge in Santa Clara County; Bad News? Housing and Traffic: "The median income for skilled tech workers tops $118,700, while low-skill workers' wages hover around $27,000, according to a recent report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More .
March 18, 2015 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - San Mateo County Rent Stabilization Held up After Board Decision: "The median income for low-skill workers in Silicon Valley hovers around $27,000, according to a recent report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.
March 13, 2015 - (Deal Street Asia) - Snapshot of ASEAN M&A Trends: Early Indicator of Business Confidence: "Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, commented: 'I don’t see any kind of bubble. This is not 2000.'" More.
March 12, 2015 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Google Gives Bus Driver a Raise, but is it Enough?: "The median income for skilled tech workers tops $118,700, while low-skill workers' wages hover around $27,000, according to a recent report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.
March 11, 2015 - (FinFacts Ireland) - Silicon Valley Loses Its Silicon: "'The growth is uneven,' Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, writes in the report." More.
March 9, 2015 - (Al Jazeera America) - A Rising Silicon Valley Doesn't Lift All Boats: “'It’s as if the economy has lost its spine,' says Russell Hancock, chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.
March 6, 2015 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Bay Area Housing Lags Booming Economy: "The Bay Area economy 'may be about as hot as it's ever been,' said Russell Hancock, executive director of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, who moderated a later session. ' And the amazing thing is, it may be about to get hotter.'" More.
March 4, 2015 - (PC Magazine) - Apple Security Guards Promoted to Full-Time Staff: "According to The Wall Street Journal, which cited a report by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the median annual income for local high-skilled workers is about $119,000." More.