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Catch Joint Venture's YouTube Channel!

YouTube pageMarch 18, 2019 - Did you know that Joint Venture has a YouTube channel? Watch presentations you may have missed or revisit your favorite speeches. Can't quite remember the story Jon Meacham told about President George H. W. Bush? What was it that Eric Garcetti said about making transit work in LA? You can go back and listen to it again. What’s your favorite video? Share it with us on Twitter!

SVEDA Broker Breakfast in Newark

Join us for a breakfast briefing for commercial real estate brokers and development professionals.March 15, 2019 - Join the Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance in Newark on Thursday, April 4 for a free and interactive breakfast briefing for commercial real estate brokers and development professionals to learn about the latest development opportunities.

Panelists from Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Milpitas, and Union City will discuss opportunities in their cities. The event takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Pacific Research Center, 7777 Gateway Boulevard, Newark. Continental breakfast is included and panelists will be available for networking after the presentation. RSVP today! Deadline: Tuesday, April 2 • 5:00 p.m. 

Video Overview of 2019 State of the Valley

Watch a recap of the 2019 State of the Valley conferenceMarch 1, 2019 - We are pleased to share this video overview created by our friends at PRx Digital. It provides a succinct summary of the proceedings and snapshot interviews with keynote speakers including Jon Meacham, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock. If you missed the conference or would like to revisit any of the presentations, complete videos of every segment are available on our Youtube channel.

2019 Index: Investment pouring in to megadeals, yet fewer early-stage deals for startups; commercial space booming

2019 Index coverFeb. 13, 2019 – 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, reports the 2019 Silicon Valley Index released today by Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies.

Larger companies are behind much of the explosive growth that is lifting the region but straining our capacity to accommodate it all amid rising income disparity, housing costs, and transportation burdens.

Read the news release | Download the Index

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:

Siliconsage Builders logo AECOM logo IBEW Local Union 332 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.

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 2019 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.

December 2013 - Joint Venture adds one new board member, Electric Vehicle Workshop, State of the Valley, Larry Owens profile, STUDY OF THE MONTH: “Decoding the Contradictory Culture of Silicon Valley”

November 2013 - Grand Boulevard awards, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Workshop Nov. 6, Wireless Symposium at MobilCON, State of the Valley, Nominations open for Water Conservation Awards, Minnie Ingersoll profile, Site-seeing: Joint Venture’s web of online resources, BOOK OF THE MONTH: “The Metropolitan Revolution”

October 2013 - Landmark law opens renewable energy to millions, 4 new Joint Venture board members, Alameda County issues RFP for largest multi-agency renewable energy buy, Christina Gilmore profile, AOTM: “Mapping Silicon Valley’s Gentrification Problem Through Corporate Shuttle Routes”

September 2013 - New Wireless Director, Grand Boulevard Task Force Mulls Take-Over Option for El Camino, Don Hall profile, New Climate Task Force co-chairs, AOTM: “I want to be a mayor”

August 2013 - SEEDZ, Terrence Grindall new SVEDA chair, Register for State of the Valley Conference, Stacy McAfee profile, AOTM: “Game changers: Five Opportunities for U.S. Growth and Renewal”, Discount for Energy Storage North America September 10-12

July 2013 - Regional Renewable Energy Purchase (R-REP) project, 3 new Joint Venture board members, Dr. Tasch discusses wireless, Steve Hemminger profile, AOTM: Declaration of Indepencence, Energy Storage Conference

June 2013 - SEEDZ, Wireless infrastructure challenges, Climate Adaptation Workshop for local governments June 4, Jon Padilla new Benest Fellow, Judith Greig profile, AOTM:“Immigrants in California”

May 2013 - Smart Grid, Wireless Roundtable, Building Energy Management System Workshop May 9, Electricity Storage Association Annual Conference May 20-22, Dave Hodson profile, AOTM: “Hispanics, the New Italians”

April 2013 - Joint Venture adds 3 new board members, Energy and wireless events, Water Conservation and Grand Boulevard awards, Bruce Knopf profile, AOTM: “Many Left Behind as Silicon Valley Rebounds”

March 2013 - Joint Venture Launches Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, Clean Tech seminar, Joint Venture hosts Distributed Energy Workshop, Grand Boulevard Awards, Water Conservation Awards, Energy Storage Symposium, Lenny Mendonca profile

February 2013 - State of the Valley Special Edition

January 2013 - Joint Venture Launches Smart Energy Enterprise Development Zone (SEEDZ), Grand Boulevard hosts tour for state legislative staff, State of the Valley panel to showcase influential women in tech, Fred Diaz profile, Joint Venture op-ed calls for more wireless spectrum, AOTM: “Silicon Valley Already Leads in Manufacturing”

In The News

March 17, 2019 - (Mercury News) -As Bay Area moves left, these conservative voters move out: About 64,300 residents exited the region, many for other states, between 2015 and 2018, according to a recent survey by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

March 14, 2019 - (Smart Cities Dive) - County of San Mateo, CA innovation center to run on UrbanLeap platform: The county notably launched a public wireless internet project in 2014 to try to close the region’s digital divide, and partnered with the Joint Venture Silicon Valley to form a smart region initiative. More

March 5, 2019 - (Cision) - Telewave Joins WiMAX Forum, Affirming Support for Advanced Telecom Compatibility: "The company offers valuable depth and breadth for end-to-end applications related to public safety, utility, and transportation,” said Dr. Mohammad Shakouri, Chairman of the Board of Directors at WiMAX Forum, and Director of Community Broadband at Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

March 5, 2019 - (Watchdog) - More than half of Californians say they plan to leave as state leads U.S. in outmigration: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which also studied the Bay Area’s outmigration patterns, found that workers are moving to Sacramento, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, and Portland for several reasons.

March 5, 2019 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - The $200K Club: Broadcom joins these Bay Area tech companies paying a typical employee top dollar: The Bay Area’s median household (not individual) income rose to an all-time high of $118,400 last year, Joint Venture Silicon Valley noted in its annual State of the Valley report. More

March 4, 2019 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) These Silicon Valley professionals set to receive Latino Leadership awards: Latinos and Hispanics make up 25 percent of the Silicon Valley population, according to the latest report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More