The 2021 Silicon Valley Index: Tale of Two Valleys
Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock summarized the major findings from the 2021 Silicon Valley Index at the annual State of the Valley conference held online February 23-24. The report showed the region in a state of bifurcation with the tech sector mounting record numbers while the in-person economy shuttered. "We are not one but two Valleys," Hancock explained, with charts showing the nation's most pronounced income inequality and troubling racial disparities, even while Silicon Valley's driving industries filled a crucial (and highly profitable) role in the global pandemic.
Joint Venture’s 2021 State of the Valley conference was held entirely online this year over two consecutive days, February 23 and 24. You can view all the sessions on our YouTube channel.
Unemployment Data Release - May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021 – Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies released analysis that shows a small, two-tenths of a percentage point decline in the regional unemployment rate between March and April 2021. This decline represents an additional 2,600 employed throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Silicon Valley Commercial Space - Q1 2021
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.
Silicon Valley Index - 2021
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 www.siliconvalleyindicators.org.
Research Brief: Food Insecurity & Distribution
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.
Silicon Valley COVID-19 Impacts: Transportation, Emissions & Air Quality
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.
Bridging The Gap (Second Edition) - December 2019
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.