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Q3 Commercial Space Report released

report coverOctober 18, 2019 – Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies today released its third-quarter 2019 report on Silicon Valley commercial space. New data shows that year-to-date completions have already exceeded 2018 totals. With 13 million square feet of commercial space under construction, the numbers were only slightly lower than the 19-year high of the previous quarter and indicative of a resurgence of R&D development within the region.

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Rachel Massaro talks Silicon Valley exodus

October 14, 2019 - Rachel Massaro, Vice President & Director of Research at Joint Venture's Institute for Regional Studies, appeared on Valley Politics with Terry Christensen. The topic is what is being described as an "exodus" from Silicon Valley. Forty-four percent of Bay Area residents say they’re thinking about leaving the area.

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Food Recue Initiative awarded Wells Fargo grant

people standing in line at food truckOctober 14, 2019 - Wells Fargo has awarded Joint Venture's Food Rescue Initiative a $10,000 grant to support their work in the community. The project “harvests” the abundance of prepared food from university and corporate campuses and delivers it directly to underserved members of the community via food trucks.

According to the Silicon Valley Index, 12 percent of our population is food insecure. Yet experts estimate that up to 40 percent of our region’s food goes to waste. The initiative first started operations last year and will have a fleet of three trucks distributing more than 525,000 meals by the end of 2019.

Institute Names Margaret O’Mara Distinguished Fellow

Margaret O’Mara speakingOctober 11, 2019 - Joint Venture has named Margaret O’Mara a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Regional Studies, its research arm. Considered one of Silicon Valley’s foremost expositors, O’Mara is the Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor at the University of Washington and a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. An award-winning historian, she recently published a history of the Valley that is being hailed as definitive, The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America (Penguin Press, 2019.

Learn more about Professor O’Mara’s research.
Read Margaret's bio.

Talent Partnership lands Wells Fargo grant, launches Oracle project

team members meeting at white boardOctober 11, 2019 -Wells Fargo Bank has awarded a $15,000 community grant to Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Talent Partnership (SVTP). Funds will be used to support SVTP’s work connecting pro bono consultants to community projects. As part of its endeavors, SVTP has matched a team of talented volunteers from Oracle to the NOVAworks Foundation (NOVA). The Oracle team will develop a strategic fundraising plan for NOVA, to bolster the group’s programs aiding Bay Area job seekers.

Do you have a project idea? Would you like to be a pro bono consultant? Or would you like to support SVTP financially?
Visit jointventure.org/svtp.

Meet John Lang, economic development manager, Morgan Hill

October 11, 2019 - “Local government doesn't always do a good job of communicating to the public what we do,” says John Lang, economic development manager for Morgan Hill and chair of Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance (SVEDA). Lang is working to upend that paradigm in Morgan Hill, a city of 45,000 at the southern tip of Silicon Valley. In this relatively smaller town, Lang and staff can shepherd business owners through layers of processes with what he calls “a warm hand off” between city departments.

Read John's profile

Save the Date: State of the Valley 2020

Mark your calendar for the 16th-annual State of the Valley conference February 14, 2020 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Last year a capacity crowd of Silicon Valley leaders filled the convention center for reports on the economy, trends and challenges, and a changing investment landscape. Watch for details soon!

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Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page Comprehensive information and data about the Silicon Valley ecosystem is 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.

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.

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

October 18, 2019 - (Palo Alto Online) - Peninsula cities, companies explore partnership to tackle traffic congestion: Launched by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the series sought to bring all the parties together to exchange knowledge about transportation-demand management... More

October 16, 2019 - (KPIX CBS TV) - Salesforce CEO Says Facebook Is 'Like Cigarettes,' Should Be Broken Up: "We have a long-standing tradition of breaking up monopolies in this country," said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

October 15, 2019 - (CBS News) - #DeleteFacebook trends after report Zuckerberg secretly dined with conservatives: Russell Hancock, President and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said it would take time to figure out if the hashtag had any impact on Facebook. More

October 14, 2019 - (Stanford Daily) - Students recover 1,000 pounds of leftover food from Stanford Stadium concessions: ...A La Carte, launched last year as a pilot program between Stanford and Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a local nonprofit which analyzes the impact of local public- and private-sector projects. More

October 11, 2019 - (Mountain View Voice) - Mountain View lays out $81 million plan for El Camino Real: More than 15 years ago, the nonprofit think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley urged Peninsula cities to seize a "golden opportunity" by harnessing the demand for redevelopment to transform El Camino Real into an urban neighborhood corridor.  More

September 28, 2019 - (Detroit Free Press) - GM strike is a surprising modern test of the power of workers versus corporations:“We don’t have big factories in Silicon Valley where people are punching time cards and doing grueling physical labor,” said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

September 17, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Opinion: Why FCC should finalize its radio frequency safety rules. Written by David Witkowski executive director of the wireless communications initiative at Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

September 12, 2019 - (The Globe and Mail) - Silicon Valley’s motor city: As big tech adds fuel to a housing crisis, poorer residents live in RVs:“I would say it’s our number one concern,” says Russell Hancock, chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

September 9, 2019 - (CBS Bay Area) - Critics Say Just One Woman On Forbes List Of ‘100 Most Innovative Leaders’ Sends Wrong Message: “It’s simply wrong to say that women are not innovative — that women are not achieving in the workforce and in the halls of our corporations. That would be factually incorrect and a hurtful and damaging conclusion,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

September 4, 2019 - (Connect California) - Bay Area Exodus Fueled by Region’s Affordability Crisis:Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s latest Silicon Valley Index pointed out that 30% of tech talent aged 25-44 who moved to Santa Clara County in 2017 came from outside California, including countries like India and China. More

August 30, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area exodus: Thousands more fleeing region than arriving from other states. For Rachel Massaro, vice president and director of research with Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, the data raises concerns about the Bay Area’s education system and untapped potential. More

August 27, 2019 - (Yahoo Finance) - Democrats Join Silicon Valley and Turn Their Backs on Hispanic Immigration, Says Immigration Lawyer: 74% of Silicon Valley employed computer and mathematical workers ages 25-44 are foreign born [citing 2016 Silicon Valley Index]. More