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What is Joint Venture Silicon Valley?

Established in 1993, Joint Venture brings together Silicon Valley’s established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions. In this short video see what Silicon Valley leaders have to say about the organization.

What's Happening Now

State of the Valley 2021 videos available

logoMarch 8, 2021 - All speakers, all sessions, and all musical interludes are now available to rescreen on Joint Venture's YouTube channel. Revisit a favorite speaker for clarity or catch a missed subject. Dont't miss Julián Castro's keynote with inspiration for working together to bridge the divide and his mandate to reach equity for all. What did Dr. Sara Cody say about large gatherings and getting back to normalcy?

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Support the planet

earthMarch 8, 2021 - Joint Venture added Coltura and Climate-Safe California initiatives to its spectrum of projects in 2020. Coltura, a west-coast nonprofit working to speed the transition from gasoline to cleaner alternatives, has launched, Beyond Gasoline to accelerate adoption of gasoline-reduction measures. The Climate Center is working to reduce greenhouse gases and has launched under Climate-Safe California with a comprehensive platform to bring California’s climate policies into alignment with current science.

To learn more about how to support these inititiatives, click on their links below.

Beyond Gasoline | Climate-Safe California

2021 Silicon Valley Index: COVID and a tale of two valleys

Index report coverFebruary 16, 2021 – The pandemic exacerbated all of the inequities that already existed in Silcon Valley, according to the 2021 Silicon Valley Index, released by Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies. It was a tale of two economies, from the virus, to employment, IPOs, childcare, hunger, and housing, the pandemic plowed through every aspect of the economy. 

Issues that had long plagued the region have been magnified by the pandemic, notably racial and ethnic disparities, the struggle faced by those unable to keep up with rising costs, and gaping income and wealth divides. “The fact is, success is actually driving inequality,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture. 

Read the news release | Download the Index

Amazon Smile: Support Joint Venture while you shop

Amazon Smile logoJoint Venture is participating in the AmazonSmile program. Every time you shop at, a portion of your sales (0.5%) goes to support our work. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Joint Venture every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to support Joint Venture’s work in your community.

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Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page Comprehensive information and data about the Silicon Valley ecosystem is always available at

Data and charts from the Silicon Valley Index (and more) are presented on an interactive website that allows users to explore Silicon Valley trends. Indicators are presented by the Institute for Regional Studies. Housed within Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the Institute provides data and analysis on issues facing dense metropolitan regions.

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Silicon Valley Index - 2021

cover The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of Silicon Valley’s economy and the greater community, according to the 2021 Index, released by Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies. From the health impacts of the virus, to its effect on employment, IPOs, childcare, hunger, and housing, the pandemic has plowed through every sector, often with long-term implications. As a timely addition this year, the Index includes a section devoted to the impacts of COVID.

Learn more about the Silicon Valley Index online at

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Silicon Valley Commercial Space - Q3 2020

report cover The Institute’s latest quarterly commercial real estate report prepared in partnership with JLL Silicon Valley showed a significant decline in commercial leasing activity and a rise in office space vacancies near transit stations.

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Research Brief: Food Insecurity & Distribution

report cover The Institute’s latest research brief illustrates how the region’s residents have fared during the pandemic, outlining the impact of the decline in employment on regional food needs, and the rapid response of emergency food distribution efforts.

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Silicon Valley COVID-19 Impacts: Transportation, Emissions & Air Quality

report cover The Institute has released a report that examines the reduction in Silicon Valley’s regional ground and air transportation, declines in traffic delays, as well as the impact of those reductions on transportation-related injury crashes, regional air quality, and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Bridging The Gap (Second Edition) - December 2019

report cover Written primarily for municipal employees, elected local government officials, and civic leaders to help guide their understanding of new and future wireless technologies, this second edition of Bridging The Gap (first published in 2016) updates previous material on the socio-economic value of wireless technologies and the interplay of local vs. federal public policy regarding permitting and costs, and adds sixteen pages of new material on topics including; 5G cellular, CBRS, and reviews of peer-reviewed scientific and academic studies on electromagnetic field (EMF) safety.

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In The News

March 4, 2021 - (KRON4) - Silicon Valley school dropout rate increasing due to COVID-19: study: According to the 2021 Silicon Valley Index, released by nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, high school graduation rates fell significantly in the 2019-20 school year. More

March 1, 2021 - (Progressive Farmer) - Rural Broadband Needs Tech, Ventures: Mo Shakouri, director of Community Broadband Initiative for Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said during his presentation that innovative ideas in communications are key to expanding and improving rural broadband. More

March 1, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - COVID-19 pushes Santa Clara County dropout rate up: The 2021 Silicon Valley Index, released by nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, showed this was especially true for homeless youth, English-language learners, Hispanic and low-income students. More

March 1, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Staedler: Insights from this year’s State of the Valley - Joint Venture Silicon Valley hosted its yearly State of the Valley conference virtually last week that discusses regional issues and the realities that our region has faced from the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges such as the regional economic drivers. More

February 26, 2021 - (Archyde-Reuters) - In Silicon Valley, market caps are soaring, but inequalities are still more glaring: This year, we have to face it: the pandemic has enriched the rich, while the poor are dying. “, Russell Hancock, director of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley study center, said, opening the organization’s annual conference on Tuesday, February 23. More

February 26, 2021 - (California News Times) - Julián Castro Says Silicon Valley will be a National Model for Addressing Inequality: In a keynote speech at Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual State of the Valley event on Wednesday, Castro said, “There are some nasty and difficult issues to address, such as inequality in education and lack of affordable housing opportunities. More

February 26, 2021 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Report: Bay Area's venture dominance isn't threatened by rise of other hubs - But PitchBook's report echoes one from Joint Venture Silicon Valley this week that drew similar conclusions. More

February 25, 2021 - (San Jose Inside) - Tackling Tech’s $16 Billion Diversity and Retention Problem: “Would you sit there and just wring your hands and say, ‘This is too hard, I can't do this and I don't know what to do’? No, you would not,” Archambeau said during panel at Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual State of the Valley conference Tuesday. More

February 25, 2021 - (San Jose Inside) - Ready or Not, Julián Castro Says Silicon Valley will be a National Model for Addressing Inequality: “You have some inveterate tough issues to deal with like educational inequities and a lack of affordable housing opportunity,” Castro said Wednesday in the keynote speech of Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual State of the Valley event. More