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Dan Rather to keynote State of the Valley

December 4, 2019 - Broadcast news icon Dan Rather will provide the keynote for Joint Venture’s 2020 State of the Valley conference on Friday, February 14 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

“Mr. Rather is a legendary journalist who is having a really impressive encore as a public intellectual,” said Russell Hancock, Joint Venture’s president and CEO. “It’s going to be a lot of fun to welcome him to the valley, and he’s going to have extremely interesting things to say about how the valley is shaping national trends. I think we can also count on him for some blunt commentary about the presidential election.”
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Joint Venture CEO Joins Key Housing Committee

Russ speakingDecember 6, 2019 - Russell Hancock, President and CEO of Joint Venture, has been named to the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG) Housing Methodology Committee. That committee plays a critical role in the Housing Element and Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA), the state-mandated process that identifies the number of housing units each municipality must accommodate in their general plan.“Everybody knows that housing represents a crisis for our region,” said Hancock about his appointment. “Our organization needs to be part of the solution, and that means drilling down on these allocations and getting serious about their enforcement.”

Learn more about ABAG and RHNA

Meet Dave Pine

 December 6, 2019 - San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine is a leading environmental voice in the Bay Area with a focus on the intersecting issues of flood control, sea level rise, and tidal land restoration. As a disciple of actionable idealism, “dream big and accomplish things” is a mantra he demonstrates across a spectrum of regional projects.

First elected as Supervisor in 2011, Pine represents District One and chairs the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, is the founding chair of Peninsula Clean Energy Authority, and co-authored the San Mateo County Climate Emergency Resolution.

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Santa Clara University President and Major Developer Added to Joint Venture Board

 November 22, 2019 – The Joint Venture board of directors elected two new board members at its quarterly meeting. Kevin O’Brien became the 29th president of SCU on July 1, 2019. Since 2016, O’Brien has served as dean of the university’s Jesuit School of Theology.

Benjamin Kochalski is Regional Partner at TMG Partners, a privately-held, full-service development company headquartered in San Francisco. He is responsible for establishing investment strategy and leading all acquisitions and dispositions.

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Silicon Valley Indicators

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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

December 3, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Dan Rather to speak at State of the Valley conference: “Mr. Rather is a legendary journalist who is having a really impressive encore as a public intellectual,” said Russell Hancock, Joint Venture’s president and CEO. More

December 3, 2019 - (GIS User) - IWCE announces agenda and opens registration for its 44th annual conference for critical communications industry: Speakers include David Witkowski, Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative, Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

December 2, 2019 - (Patch) - Loaves & Fishes Team Up with Sharks Foundation & Diversified: ...Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen adopted the food recovery and distribution operation known as A La Carte from Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

December 1, 2019 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Could California’s 3.5M home deficit be solved through rezoning?...delivered during the annual Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance convention in Santa Cruz this month. More

November 29, 2019 - (OAN) - Tech Giants Promise $3B To Help Solve Nation’s Housing Crisis:“As long as I’ve lived here, and that’s 30 years, people have said, ‘oh the housing is just out of control, it’s no longer connected to reality, this can’t continue’ and yet here we are,” said Russell Hancock, president and CEO Joint Venture. More

November 25, 2019 - (The Telegraph UK) - British tech workers facing difficulty working in US under changes to green card laws: to analysis by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, Indians make up more than one in four high-skilled technical workers in the region. More

November 18, 2019 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - In latest BART delay, Bay Area showcases its poor decision-making to the world: ...“is a case of the Bay Area showcasing to the world a monumental example of poor planning and decision-making,” said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

November 15, 2019 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Opinion: What gets measured matters: “It’s simply wrong to say that women are not innovative...That would be factually incorrect and a hurtful and damaging conclusion,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

November 13, 2019 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Amid growing income disparities, Silicon Valley nonprofit aims to redirect donors to their own backyards: the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots,’ is vast and appears to be growing, a Joint Venture Silicon Valley report affirmed in February. More