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Joint Venture board adds union official

2 headshotsJune 15, 2018 – The Joint Venture board of directors has elected David Bini, managing partner and executive director of the Santa Clara & San Benito Counties Building & Construction Trades Council, as its newest member.

Bini has been a union electrician with Local 332 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Santa Clara County since 2002. 

Read the news release | The Joint Venture board roster

Joint Venture convenes wireless carriers and cities on technology policy

city graphicJune 3, 2018 - Joint Venture is facilitating discussions among Silicon Valley governments and the wireless industry because of its technical expertise and policy insight on wireless communications.

The Silicon Valley Wireless Working Group (SVWWG) recently tapped David Witkowski, executive director of our Wireless Communications Initiative, to convene the roundtable to promote dialogue and mutual understanding between governments and the industry.

Learn more about the Wireless Communications Initiative.

Joint Venture Food Rescue Initiative awarded Sobrato grants

SVFR logoMay 22, 2018 – Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Food Rescue Initiative has received $150,000 in two grants from real estate developer John Sobrato and his family to support the launch of its A La Carte Food Truck program.

The John A. and Susan Sobrato Fund awarded $100,000 and the Jeffrey Michael and Leann Marie Sobrato Fund awarded $50,000 to the food rescue initiative.

Read the news release.

Learn more about the Food Rescue Initiative.

Joint Venture helps swing Bay Area vote for regional transportation Measure 3

measure 3 check mark graphicJune 6, 2018 – Joint Venture brought its advocacy to bear in the recent election, helping persuade voters in the nine Bay Area counties to pass Regional Measure 3 to finance $4.5 billion in highway and transit enhancements through toll increases on the Bay Area’s seven state-owned bridges.

Joint Venture endorsed the measure, and its CEO, Russell Hancock, was a member of the steering committee.

Read more about the election results and the traffic relief projects to be funded.

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:

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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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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

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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

June 7, 2018 - (KPIX5) - Sunnyvale Officials Look Into Possible Tax Targeting Tech Giants: "It’s easy to understand where the cities are coming from,” said Russ Hancock of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

June 3, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Half of Silicon Valley Residents Want to Leave: "A recent report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley found more people left Silicon Valley in both 2016 and 2017 than in any year since 2006." More.

May 31, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - People are Fleeing Silicon Valley for Nevada, Texas and Idaho, Report Finds: "...a recent report from the Joint Venture Silicon Valley think tank found that nearly as many people are leaving as are coming in." More.

May 31, 2018 - (Conservative Daily News) - Californians Look for Houses in Other States at Twice U.S. Average: "'You can’t even contemplate getting into the housing market here,' Russell Hancock with Joint Venture Silicon Valley said. More.

May 24, 2018 - (San Francisco Business Times) - Veteran Peninsula Developer Wants to See San Mateo County Go Vertical: "Dostart serves on the task force for the Grand Boulevard Initiative, an effort to revitalize and redevelop properties along El Camino Real." More.

May 3, 2018(San Jose Mercury News) - Why the Bay Area is the Epicenter of California’s Housing Crisis: "The new study, along with a recent report from the Joint Venture Silicon Valley think tank, found that nearly as many people are leaving Silicon Valley as are coming in." More

May 3, 2018 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Nonprofits are Wary of an Avalanche of Trouble at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation: "If an avalanche at the community foundation leaves something in its wake rather than burying the whole enterprise, Joint Venture Silicon Valley chief Russell Hancock hopes it’s a redirected philanthropic purpose. More.

May 1, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Guest Column: How Bay Area Can Prevent Earthquake Catastrophe: "Building from coalition members such as ...Joint Venture Silicon Valley, business and government interests have come together to assess their own vulnerabilities and are working to address them." More

May 1, 2018 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Tesla Co-founder's Electric Car Startup Preps Move into Big Milpitas Industrial Center: "Vacancy rates for Silicon Valley industrial space currently sit below 3 percent on average, according to a recent report by Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies and JLL." More.

April 30, 2018 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Snapshot: Trends in patents in Silicon Valley: "...communications has become one of the fastest-growing industries locally, based on data from the 2018 Silicon Valley Index produced by Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.