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Gordon and Betty Moore fund donates $25,000 to food rescue program

2 logos September 4, 2018 - The Gordon and Betty Moore Community Fund has made a generous donation of $25,000 to Joint Venture's Food Rescue Initiative to support its A La Carte food truck collection and delivery program.

The fund, part of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, chose food rescue as this year's theme for its work and selected the A La Carte program for the donation. 

Learn more about the Silicon Valley Food Rescue Initiative.

Learn more about the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Meet Nell Selander, City of South San Francisco

Nell Selander August 28, 2018 - The way things are going in South San Francisco, the historic hillside sign visible to northbound drivers on U.S. 101 for nearly 100 years may have to be changed to read “SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO: THE BIOTECH CITY.” 

“Biotech is booming in South San Francisco,” says Nell Selander, deputy director for the city’s Economic and Community Development Department and the outgoing chair of Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance (SVEDA).

Read Nell’s profile.

Hundreds ride for Peninsula Bikeway launch event

people bikingSeptember 18, 2018 - People from all over the Peninsula gathered with Joint Venture and the Managers Mobility Partnership for the official launch of the interim Peninsula Bikeway September 8 in Menlo Park.

The crowd assembled at Burgess Park for a morning of bike rodeos, e-bike demos, idea generating, bicycle-powered smoothies, a carnival atmosphere with vendors and food trucks, speeches and more.

Read the Palo Alto Online coverage of the event.

Read about the Managers Mobility Partnership.

Opinion: Narrow the Broadband Gap

ethernet cables and switchAugust 7, 2018 - Joint Venture's Community Broadband director Mo Shakouri and San Mateo County chief information officer Jon Walton co-authored a guest opinion column in the Silicon Valley Business Journal about our pioneering work in developing community broadband networks in the region. 

The Community Broadband Initiative seeks public-private partnerships that will allow local community engagement and investment in conjunction with corporate investment.

Read the guest opinion column.

Investors Council Spotlight

Joint Venture's Investors Council welcomes dozens of public and private organizations and foundations supporting our initiatives and programs. Here are just a few of our many investors:

TMG Partners logo Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation logo city of Monte Sereno logo

Joint Venture offers a variety of support and sponsorship opportunities for individuals, corporations, and public sector organizations. To inquire about becoming a member of our Investors Council, call (408) 298-9330 or visit our Become an Investor page. To see our current investors, visit our investors pages.

Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page 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

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.

Download the 2018 Silicon Valley Index.

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.

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2018 State of the Valley

Joint Venture’s annual State of the Valley conference took place in San Jose February 9, 2018. This is a video recap of the event.

2018 State of the Valley recap video by PRx Digital.

Briefing on the 2018 Silicon Valley Index

Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock gave a comprehensive briefing on the 2018 Silicon Valley Index, produced by Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies.

Learn more about the Silicon Valley Index online at

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Economic Update: The Peninsula Economy - July 2018

July 2018 Economic Update report cover This brief, the fifth in a series, provides an update on the economy in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, here referred to as “the Peninsula economy.” The Peninsula sub region includes Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties.

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Silicon Valley Commercial Space - Q1 2018

report cover The Institute’s latest quarterly commercial real estate report, prepared in partnership with JLL Silicon Valley, shows that five developments were completed in the quarter, accounting for nearly one million square feet of commercial office.

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Silicon Valley Index - 2018

cover The latest regional economic study again shows more jobs, income, venture capital and commercial construction pouring into Silicon Valley, yet workers struggle to afford housing, endure longer commutes and face rising costs for such everyday needs as food, clothing and child care.

Learn more about the Silicon Valley Index online at

Read the news release.

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Preparing for a Silicon Valley Retirement Surge - October 2017

report cover This report takes an in-depth look at the trends in labor force participation in Silicon Valley, identifies likely trends in the retirement of older workers to 2025, and discusses high-level implications for workforce policy.

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Silicon Valley Bike Vision - February 2017

cover Joint Venture and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition have published a regional study that lays out a vision for the bicycle to become a major mode of travel in Silicon Valley.

The report, "Silicon Valley Bike Vision," was produced in partnership with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. and made possible with funding from Google, Facebook and Stanford University.

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In The News

September 13, 2018 - (Palo Alto Online) - Bikeway Launched to Connect Peninsula Cities: "Russell Hancock, chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, commented on the flat landscape, the great weather and the health consciousness of Silicon Valley residents. 'Silicon Valley really should be the biking capital of America,' he said." More

September 11, 2018 - (CBS News) - Apple says Trump Tariffs Could Increase Prices for Apple Watch, AirPods, More: "But it's not quite that simple, argued Russell Hancock, president and CEO at Joint Venture Silicon Valley. 'The fact is, if you were to manufacture any of these things in the United States, it would be dramatically more costly,' he said." More

September 11, 2018 - (CBS5) - Bay Area Tech Giants Say Trump Tariffs Could Raise Prices On Their Products: "Tech expert and President of Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock said there are significant costs to consider." Video.

September 8, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - In the Bay Area’s Housing Shortage, Even Stanford University Struggles to Provide Shelter: "'“(Stanford is) extraordinary,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. “They don’t get near enough the credit they deserve.'" More

September 7, 2018 - (Palo Alto Online) - Athena Honors Go To Health Advocate, Architect: "(Sherri Sager) helped shape policy locally as a board member of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

August 29, 2018 - (Los Altos Town Crier) - Designated Bikeway to Bridge Peninsula Cities: "...Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City and Stanford University with Joint Venture Silicon Valley support, launched the project to address regional transportation issues..." More

August 29, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Peninsula: Officials Set to Launch Bike Route Connecting 4 Cities: "The temporary bike route is a product of the Managers Mobility Partnership, a 2-year-old collaboration between the four city managers, Stanford and Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

August 26, 2018 - (Almanac News) - Cities' Collaboration Leads to Interim Peninsula Bikeway: "'The city managers' partnership, called the 'Managers Mobility Partnership,' or MMP, was convened by Joint Ventures Silicon Valley and is a historically unprecedented collaboration, according to JVSV CEO Russell Hancock." More

August 21, 2018 - (Channel 4 News-UK) - Tesla Shares Rebound Amid Elon Musk's Public Battle with Short Sellers: "'We are not a society that wants to control wealth or success,' said Russell Hancock, President of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." Video.

August 21, 2018 - (San Mateo Daily Journal) - Residential Development Eyed in San Bruno: "The proposed sidewalk expansion and new commercial spaces contribute to the Grand Boulevard Initiative by creating an active pedestrian-oriented environment fronting the new building." More.

August 20, 2018 - (Palo Alto Patch) - Peninsula Bikeway Would Connect Palo Alto, Nearby Cities: "The project, which is the brainchild of the Managers Mobility Partnership and has the support of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, will address transportation challenges in the region." More.