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July 17, 2017 – Peninsula job growth has slowed over the past year, yet the housing shortage became worse, with prices and rents rising faster than wages, according to a Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies report on the Peninsula economy at midyear.
The data, however, also shows a remarkable surge in Silicon Valley, the Bay Area and the state economy between 2012 and 2016, and there are continuing signs of new hiring, additional housing and transportation improvements.
June 13, 2017 – Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley Talent Partnership (SVTP) announced today they are combining the two organizations under the Joint Venture umbrella.
The unification, approved by the boards of both organizations, enables both parties to greatly enhance their respective missions, which includes continuing their ongoing county-wide Food Rescue Initiative partnership, which began in 2016.
June 9, 2017 – The Joint Venture board of directors has elected Dr. Scott Brandt, Vice Chancellor of the University of California at Santa Cruz, and David Entwistle, President and CEO of Stanford Health Care, as its newest members.
Dr. Brandt has been UCSC’s vice chancellor for research since 2013 and a professor of computer science in the Baskin School of Engineering since 1999. Entwistle joined Stanford Health Care last summer after serving as CEO of the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics for nine years.
June 8, 2017 – Joint Venture Silicon Valley has announced the formation of a Community Broadband Initiative and tapped veteran wireless industry executive Dr. Mohammad Shakouri to lead the project.
The Community Broadband Initiative (CBI) will operate under Joint Venture’s Civic Technology umbrella, which includes the Wireless Communications and Smart Region projects.
City Manager, City of Redwood City
Melissa Stevenson Diaz is too modest to call herself Wonder Woman or Batgirl, but she credits her success to a super hero back story that led her from California to Maine to Japan and back, and ultimately to her “dream job” as the city manager of Redwood City.
It was her parents, she says, who instilled important values that brought out what others see as her special abilities to run a city of 86,000 in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Did you know you can get comprehensive information and data about the economic and community health of Silicon Valley any time by visiting the online home of the Silicon Valley Index at www.siliconvalleyindicators.org?
The site is maintained and constantly updated by Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies and is a robust collection of charts and information with links to local, regional and national data sources, and resources for additional information within each of the indicator categories: People, Economy, Society, Place and Governance.
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