top-slides-home19.jpg

Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides ANALYSIS, ACTION, LEADERSHIP

Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides

ANALYSIS

ACTION

LEADERSHIP

What's Happening Now

Data Release: Back-to-School by the Numbers

cover imageAugust 13, 2019 - Nearly 550,000 Silicon Valley students will head back to school this week and next. Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies has compiled a snapshot of Silicon Valley’s educational landscape by the numbers. On average, families spend close to $700 for supplies and clothing - a hardship for 30% of Silicon Valley. Plus, of households earning less than $35,000 annually, only 25% have internet access; 13,000 do not have a computer at all. Read the release to find out more.

Institute Release: Demand for Commercial Space Drives Construction Boom

chartAugust 2, 2019 - Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies released its second-quarter 2019 report on Silicon Valley commercial space. The total amount of office, industrial, and research and development (R&D) space under construction has continued to rise, even as new buildings have been completed. “Demand for all types of space, including office, industrial, and R&D, has driven this development and brought vacancy rates down, especially near public transit where rates are 67% higher,” said Rachel Massaro, Vice President and Director of Research.

Read the release

Save the Date: State of the Valley 2020

August 10, 2019 - Mark your calendar for the 16th-annual State of the Valley conference February 14, 2020 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Last year a capacity crowd of Silicon Valley leaders filled the convention center for reports on the economy, trends and challenges, and a changing investment landscape. Watch for details soon!

Manzanita Talks: public & private sectors take on transportation woes

Manzanita TalksAugust 10, 2019 - What happens when you put tech companies at the same table with local government to address Peninsula transportation issues? The Manzanita Talks, a series of discussions convened by Joint Venture, is doing just that, in order to explore alternatives to the first-and last-mile problems plaguing commuters. Elected officials from across the Peninsulahave teamed up with Facebook, Google, Intuit, LinkedIn, Tesla, Palantir and Genentech in an effort to streamline the usual miasma of processes.

Recent media coverage

Profile: Meet David Bini, Executive Director, Santa Clara & San Benito Counties Building & Construction Trades Council

David Bini standing next to FDR statueAugust 10, 2019 - Why choose a career in organized labor? David Bini, a member of the board of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, points to personal experience, having worked his way up from an apprentice, enjoying the protections and benefits of union jobs. "In the non-unionized industry, wage theft is pervasive. Every other construction job you go to you'll find somebody who's not getting their entire paycheck," Bini said. "We need to remain vigilant and continue to enact ordinances that plug those gaps."

Read the profile

Joint Venture & Local Energy Providers Tackle Green Building Rules

Illustration showing connection between clean electricity and clean communityJuly 29, 2019 - Joint Venture is partnering with Silicon Valley Clean Energy to promote local green building rules through an innovative mechanism called reach codes. Under state law, cities and counties may adopt local ordinances that exceed state codes to ensure new buildings promote a clean and healthy future through greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions.

Learn More

Joint Venture Food Recovery Partners with Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes logoCollaboration will double community impact

August 9, 2019 – Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen have formed a partnership that will enable Joint Venture’s Food Recovery initiative, known as A La Carte, to transfer day-to-day operations to Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen. Effective immediately, A La Carte operations will be managed by Loaves & Fishes, including pick-up and delivery operations and the fleet of trucks that deliver meals to people who are in need.

Read the News Release

Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page Comprehensive information and data about the Silicon Valley ecosystem is available at www.siliconvalleyindicators.org.

Data and charts from the Silicon Valley Index (and more) are presented on an interactive website that allows users to explore Silicon Valley trends.

Investors Spotlight

Donors invest in Joint Venture with both general support and project-specific gifts. Support from the community enables us to provide innovative solutions to issues that confront our regional economies and quality of life. Here are just a few of our many investors:

Eastdil Secured logo EORM logo city of Pacifica 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.

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.

Top Videos

2019 State of the Valley

Joint Venture’s annual State of the Valley conference took place in San Jose February 15, 2019. This is a video recap of the event.

2019 State of the Valley recap video by PRx Digital.

Briefing on the 2019 Silicon Valley Index

Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock gave a comprehensive briefing on the 2019 Silicon Valley Index, produced by Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies.

Learn more about the Silicon Valley Index online at www.siliconvalleyindicators.org.

Top Downloads

Data Release - August 2019

report cover Nearly 550,000 Silicon Valley students will head back to school for fall. Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies has compiled a snapshot of back-to-school by the numbers. On average, families spend close to $700 for supplies and clothing - a hardship for 30% of Silicon Valley.

Download the report

Silicon Valley Commercial Space - Q2 2019

report cover The Institute’s latest quarterly commercial real estate report, prepared in partnership with JLL Silicon Valley, showed that the total amount of office, industrial, and research and development (R&D) space under construction has continued to rise, even as new buildings have been completed.

Learn more

Download the report

Silicon Valley Index - 2019

cover Silicon Valley’s economy has reached new levels of employment, income, innovation, and investments as major companies are fundamentally altering the character and evolution of innovation in the region.

Learn more about the Silicon Valley Index online at www.siliconvalleyindicators.org.

Read the news release Download the report

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.

Download the report

In The News

July 30, 2019 - (The Silicon Valley Voice) - Bank Of America Invests Over $550K In Local Nonprofits: nearly 40 percent of Silicon Valley students ages 5-17 receive free or reduced-price school meals, according to the 2019 Joint Venture Silicon Valley Index. More

July 24, 2019 - (KPIX -TV 5) - Justice Department Launches Antitrust Probe Of Big Tech Companies: Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock says it remains to be seen if the anti-trust investigation could change the landscape of big tech in Silicon Valley.  More

July 17, 2019 - (KPIX TV-5) - Elon Musk Developing AI-Connected Brain Implant To ‘Secure Humanity’s Future’: Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russ Hancock believes if anyone can merge human beings with artificial intelligence, it would be Musk. More

July 16, 2019 - (Energy Pages) - Rise of Energy Choice Diminishes PG&E’s Silicon Valley Market Share:Silicon Valley residents have greater access to cleaner energy compared to the rest of California and the rest of the country, says The Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

July 10, 2019 - (American City & County) - Small cells, big uncertainties: “The FCC’s approach is a pretty blanket approach. And it may not account for all of the nuances of local government..." notes David Witkowski, executive director of civic technology initiatives at Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

July 8, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Exodus: For Bay Area millennials, moving up means moving out: In 2017, roughly 36 percent of Silicon Valley adults between the ages of 18 and 34 lived with their parents, according to an analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

July 5, 2019(KPIX-TV5) - New Numbers Show Silicon Valley Tech Jobs Are Moving North: "The workforce is young," says Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock.  More