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Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides ANALYSIS, ACTION, LEADERSHIP

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Data Release: Silicon Valley antes up for community

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July 7, 2020 - Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies has determined that as of June, the region’s COVID-19 response funds topped $66 million, a figure that is more than 17 percent over typical annual funding from local foundations. The Institute compares19 regional response funds with a range of focus areas, including housing needs, community-based nonprofits, small businesses, childcare providers, schools, and the needs of low-income individuals throughout the region.

The report shows that response funds within Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties have raised $66.1 million, with $58.1 million disbursed. Additional philanthropic commitments for local pandemic relief have been estimated at $45 million with more to come.                Read the release

Special Report: Analysis on Palo Alto economic activity

Palo Alto Business and Economic Activity report coverJune 26, 2020 - Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies has completed a quantitative assessment of Palo Alto’s businesses and economic activity. Commissioned by Stanford University prior to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the special report provides detailed information about the city’s existing business mix, an assessment of the existing impact of the city’s businesses to overall economic activity, and contributions to tax revenues.

The report exemplifies the economic impact modeling capabilities of the Institute, which have recently been expanded to include both Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

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Fighting hunger and waste in Silicon Valley

July 6, 2020 - Joint Venture’s Food Recovery initiative delivers food directly to those in need. A challenge even in the best of times, the process has been complicated by the pandemic. Yet the community has rallied through the Food Recovery Council with the support of the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Joint Venture's A La Carte Program, now administered by Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen, has been named a co-recipient of the California Resource Recovery Association's Outstanding Food Recovery Award. 

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Talent Partnership sends skilled volunteers to the front lines

infographicJuly 6, 2020 - Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Talent Partnership (SVTP) pivoted as the pandemic set in. With several projects frozen in the pipeline, the SVTP team began to pair skilled volunteers to community-based non-profits working on COVID-19. Joining forces with Silicon Valley Strong, the city of San Jose, and the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, SVTP took on the role of matching skilled volunteers to community organizations working on the front lines of the crisis. SVTP has matched 40 skilled volunteers to 17 organizations involved in relief efforts and generated a database of more than 1,100 skilled volunteers.

To volunteer, or suggest projects, contact Ashley Raggio.

Karen Trapenberg Frick joins Institute as Distinguished Fellow

Karen Trapenberg FrickJuly 6, 2020 - Karen Trapenberg Frick, an expert on transportation planning, has been named a distinguished fellow at Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies. Professor Frick is the director of the University of California Transportation Center and a professor of city and regional planning at the Berkeley campus. Prior to joining the faculty she was a planner at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

The Institute’s distinguished fellows are thought leaders who engage with Silicon Valley’s public- and private-sector leaders through the Joint Venture

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I have a dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic speech

Dr. King speakingJuly 6, 2020 - Delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King’s call for equality and freedom became the defining moment of the civil rights movement and one of the most iconic speeches in American history.

"In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence (Yeah), they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir."

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Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page Comprehensive information and data about the Silicon Valley ecosystem is always 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. Indicators are presented by the Institute for Regional Studies. Housed within Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the Institute provides data and analysis on issues facing dense metropolitan regions.

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:

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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.

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.

Joint Venture Pivots in Response to COVID-19

On March 17, 2020 Russell Hancock, Joint Venture CEO, announced that for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis the organization would re-orient its efforts to match under-employed service workers to industries deemed "essential," secure and distribute food, provide crisis-related data and analysis, serve as a clearing house for information, provide broadband infrastructure, deploy computer hardware for school-age distance learners and more.

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Briefing on the 2020 Silicon Valley Index

Silicon Valley leaders gathered on February 14, 2020 for the 16th-annual State of the Valley conference. Russell Hancock, Joint Venture’s President and CEO, provided a comprehensive briefing of the data contained in the 2020 edition of the Silicon Valley Index, produced by Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies. Hancock emphasizes that, “…the most prodigious regional economy in the history of regional economies,” is tempered by income inequality, homelessness, and impossible transportation woes.

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

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Silicon Valley COVID-19 Impacts: Transportation, Emissions & Air Quality

report cover 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.

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Silicon Valley Commercial Space - Q1 2020

report cover The Institute’s latest quarterly commercial real estate report prepared in partnership with JLL Silicon Valley—the first since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic—showed a significant amount of new space is under construction, despite some pandemic-related delays.

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Silicon Valley Index - 2020

cover Silicon Valley continues its upward spiral with employment growth, eye-popping land transactions, and venture capital flowing into record numbers of megadeals. Yet conditions are harsh for the broad peripheries of the population as inequality reaches new dimensions.

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

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Bridging The Gap (Second Edition) - December 2019

report cover 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.

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In The News

July 7, 2020 - (Bloomberg) - Covid-19 Is Turning San Francisco’s Inequality Gap Into a Chasm: “The service sector already had stagnating wages, then you introduce a pandemic, and it becomes not just an income gap...” said Russell Hancock, chief executive officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

June 26, 2020 - (MarketWatch) - Silicon Valley economy remains strong 100 days into coronavirus, compared to other industries: Silicon Valley unemployment was down slightly in May, to 11% from 11.6% in April, according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies. More

June 24, 2020 - (The Enterprise Project) - IT careers: 4 ways remote work could dramatically reshape your options: To give a sense of the magnitude of the issue, an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies estimates the ethnic composition of Silicon Valley includes only 2 percent Black people... More

June 24, 2020 - (Breitbart) - Report: Big Tech Pushes ‘Diversity’ While Two-Thirds of Silicon Valley Hires Are Foreign-Born - The 2020 Silicon Valley Index published by Joint Venture, a 501(c)(3) organization examining the Bay Area with a focus on the technology industry, found that 38 percent of Silicon Valley workers are foreign-born. More

June 24, 2020 - (24/7 Wall Street) - White Supremacy and Inequality in Silicon Valley: In the 2020 Silicon Valley Index published by Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, the researchers note that new housing permits were issued for just 173,000 new housing units, roughly enough to house about 20% of the expanded workforce. More

June 23, 2020 - (Bridge to Tomorrow) - Is Florida an attractive destination for Silicon Valley tech “refugees”: According to the 2020 Silicon Valley Index report, which was published by the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, two-thirds (66.8%) of people leaving the Silicon Valley counties moved to other parts of California. More

June 23, 2020 - (Technuter) - COVID-19 Made Internet Access, Broadband and Hotspots an Educational Necessity: “Before COVID-19 led to social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, students who needed access to broadband could use school computer labs, public libraries, on-campus Wi-Fi, public Wi-Fi, and other networks ,” explains David Witkowski.” More

June 22, 2020 - (Voice of America) - For Silicon Valley, a Worker Pipeline Cut Off: While tech companies have had layoffs during the pandemic, the labor market is still tight, said Russell Hancock, the chief executive and president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a nonprofit organization that studies the region.  More

June 21, 2020 - (KCBS Radio) - Sky's The Limit For Zoom In New Remote Reality, Analysts Believe: "You know, I’m not worried about that," Joint Ventures Silicon Valley President/CEO Russell Hancock said. "I think what the pandemic has shown is that these services are now indispensable."  More