Dr. Sara Cody reflects on pandemic
With the rollout of vaccines, the end of the coronavirus pandemic is on the horizon at last. At the 2021 State of the Valley conference, Dr. Sara Cody, county health officer for Santa Clara County, recounted the biggest challenges of the past year and how the region will successfully emerge from lockdown. “I think that we do have a chance to return to a normal, but this has been a national trauma, and we’re not going to be the same,” reflects Cody.
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.
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.
Silicon Valley Commercial Space - Q3 2020
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.
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.