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Meet John Boland, KQED Public Media

John Boland speaking at graduationEvery leader aspires to leave a legacy of success. John Boland, a member of the board of directors at Joint Venture Silicon Valley, has done just that at KQED. At a time when most regional news entities are struggling, Boland catapulted KQED from a traditional public broadcast outlet into a multimedia stronghold. The eldest of 12 and a college dropout, Boland served as President and CEO of KQED through March 2019, and is now president emeritus. 

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CBS News: San Jose has highest-paid workers

video image May 20, 2019 - Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock says, "it's no surprise," when interviewed by CBS News on a new report that says the nation's highest paid workers are in San Jose. With an average annual median income of $117,000, “our numbers are skewed by people who are making obscene amounts of money. Silicon Valley is a place that has 50 billionaires,” Hancock said. “We’re spiraling upwards in terms of our costs, our housing, for everything,” Hancock said. “You see those costs rising faster than anywhere in the country. And it’s because the market can bear it.”

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Russell Hancock on Tesla stock plunge

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May 20, 2019 - Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture, was interviewed by CBS News when one Wall Street analyst issued a “code red” on Tesla for not meeting internal production goals and getting distracted in side ventures. Hancock says “I think shareholders are saying this product that is world changing, maybe now we need some adult supervision–doing the things that Detroit has done for a very long time.”

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Institute Report: space under construction rivals dot com boom

black and white report cover May 3, 2019 – Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies has released its Q1 2019 report on Silicon Valley commercial space. The report shows that activity is brisk and demand is high, especially for commercial space located near public transit. Office vacancy rates – which were relatively high between Q4 2017 and Q4 2018 due – fell significantly in Q1 2019 to 13.4%.

Learn more | Read news release

Data Release: Silicon Valley sets pace for electric vehicle adoption 

Electric car May 15, 2019 - The Joint Venture Institute for Regional Studies today reported that Silicon Valley’s total number of registered electric vehicles (EVs) surpassed 80,000 in 2018, comprising nearly 20% of all such vehicles in California, and by far the highest numbers of any region per capita. Learn more

Joint Venture Food Rescue hits new milestone

150K pounds of food & 80K meals in 6 months

May 13, 2019 - Joint Venture’s food rescue initiative, A La Carte, has collected more than 150,000 pounds of prepared surplus food from universities and corporate food services...more than 80,000 meals for people who are food insecure. This spring A La Carte will purchase an additional truck. John A. Sobrato, Chairman Emeritus of Sobrato Development Companies, Sobrato Philanthropies, and a current member of Joint Venture’s board of directors, has donated $125,000 to the effort.

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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 www.siliconvalleyindicators.org?

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.

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:

Crew SV logo Eastdil Secured logo University of California - Santa Cruz 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.

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.

 

THIRD ANNUAL SILICON VALLEY ENERGY STORAGE SYMPOSIUM IS MAY 30

Federal and state energy industry officials will be featured speakers at Joint Venture’s 2012 Silicon Valley Energy Storage Symposium on May 30 in Mountain View.

Guest speakers include Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur, Steve Berberich of California Independent System Operator Corporation (California ISO), and Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Research Program Manager for the U. S. Department of Energy. The third annual symposium, it runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Microsoft. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

In a related event, Joint Venture members receive a 15 percent registration discount for the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Electricity Storage Association, to be held in Washington, D.C. May 2-4. The meeting returns to Silicon Valley next year.


Click here to register for the Silicon Valley symposium.

Click here to register for the ESA annual meeting.

Steven Hemminger, Joe Hogan elected to
Joint Venture board

Steven Hemminger, a partner at Alston + Bird, and Joe Hogan, a senior partner at Ernst & Young, have been elected to the organization's board of directors.

Hemminger is Partner-in-Charge of Alston + Bird’s Silicon Valley office and is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He has substantial experience in litigation of patent, trademark and trade secret cases in the electronics, semiconductor and computer software and hardware fields.

Hogan is a tax partner in the San Jose office of Ernst & Young and is currently the firm’s West Sub-Area Leader for Business Tax Services (BTS). Hogan began his career with Ernst & Young in 1989, working with multinational technology clients on federal income tax, transactions and tax accounting matters.

Click here for the full news release.

2nd Annual West Valley Broker Breakfast
April 5 in Cupertino

The Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance invites you to the second annual West Valley Broker Breakfast at the Cupertino Community Hall on Thursday, April 5, from 7:30-9:00 a.m.


Economic development and planning executives from Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos and Santa Clara County will highlight opportunity sites and share the latest news on major planning and development activities in their areas.

To register, email Kara Gross at .

Got 4G? Silicon Valley wireless infrastructure lagging behind new smart devices

Apple may have sold three million of its new iPads that tout 4G service, but connectivity for these and other new smart devices is sparse in Silicon Valley, where the wireless infrastructure lags behind our homegrown technology. How can that be?

Leon Beauchman, director of Joint Venture's Wireless Communications Initiative, authored this guest column in the San Jose Mercury News explaining the problem, and urging the region to work together to solve it.

Read the column here.

Wireless Healthcare Forum May 1:
Delivering the Future of Medicine

Silicon Valley elected officials, city staff and business community leaders are invited to a special Wireless Healthcare Forum at the San Jose Convention Center on May 1 to learn how advances in telemedicine will affect healthcare in our region. Joint Venture’s Wireless Communications Initiative is organizing the forum in conjunction with the American Telemedicine Association conference.

Forum participants will have access to the ATA conference Exhibition Hall, where they’ll see presentations from almost one hundred exhibitors. Registration for the forum opens April 2 via the Joint Venture website. The event, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., is free, but space is limited. For more details contact Leon Beauchman by email at , or call 408-298-9333.

New State of the Valley and
Building Technologies videos


Two recent videos produced for Joint Venture by PRx Digital summarize the recent State of the Valley conference and an earlier building technologies showcase event with interviews and comments from keynote speakers and Silicon Valley officials.

Click here to view both videos.

April on “Inside Silicon Valley”

April topics and guests on “Inside Silicon Valley,” Joint Venture’s weekly public affairs radio program, include State Senator Joe Simitian (April 6 & 8), Santa Clara County Executive Jeff Smith (April 13 & 15), and Santa Clara University business school dean Drew Starbird (April 20 & 22). Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock hosts the hour-long program, which airs every Friday at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday at noon on 1590 KLIV.

Click here to listen to previous programs.

Article of the Month
"Silicon Valley: Don't worry, be happy. America's future is here." The Toronto Star

Bill Schiller

Ever wonder what Silicon Valley looks like to people in other countries? Toronto journalist Bill Schiller spent a week here getting in touch with our "vibe," and wrote about it for his readers in the Toronto Star. Despite obvious challenges, Schiller couldn't get over the optimism and can-do spirit on display.

Read his take here

 

Our December Spotlight
TED TASCH
Chief of Neurology, Kaiser Permanente and Co-chair, Joint Venture Wireless Communications Initiative

Dr. Ted Tasch

It’s a familiar story: East Coast boy comes to Stanford for undergrad in the early 1980s, falls in love (with the Bay Area, computer technology and a girl), goes off to medical school, eventually finds his way back here to live and work.

That he is an esteemed physician fascinated with technology, especially its potential to change health care as we know it, is a bonus, for Joint Venture as well as for his patients.

To read Dr. Tasch’s full profile, click here.

 

 

In The News

May 23, 2019 - (Curbed San Francisco)Joint Venture Silicon Valley released its annual Silicon Valley Index and reported “for the third year in a row, people are moving out of Silicon Valley nearly as quickly as they are moving in.” More

May 20, 2019 - (CBS San Francisco) - Tesla Stock Plunges: for Russell Hancock, the president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the issue is the assembly line. More

May 20, 2019 - (CBS San Francisco) -New Report Shows San Jose Has Nation’s Highest-Paid Workers:“It’s no surprise,” said Russell Hancock, the CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

May 16, 2019 - (IWCE's Urgent Communications) -Jeff Lewis, director of the smart-region initiative for Joint Venture Silicon Valley, outlines the benefits that government entities can realize by coordinating communications initiatives More

May 16, 2019 - (Mercury News) - The Gary Dillabough Effect: Transforming downtown San Jose, 20 buildings at a time: Joint Venture board member Gary Dillabough profiled. More

May 10, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area wage growth slowing, but still among best in the nation: Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said he’s still bullish about the regional economy. More

May 8, 2019 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Tech leader Matt Mahan jumps into San Jose council race: serves as a board member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

May 3, 2019 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) -Silicon Valley real estate showed strength in the first quarter of the year with strong commercial demand, especially for space close to public transit, Joint Venture Silicon Valley reported... More

May 1, 2019 - (The Registry) - SiliconSage Homes CEO Sanjeev Acharya Joins the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Board of Directors More

April 25, 2019 - (Mercury News) - New Bay Area crown: Most expensive place in the world to build; “Another dubious award for the Bay Area,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of the non-partisan, regional think-tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

April 22, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area paradox: We need housing, but we don’t want to build faster:  a recent study by Joint Venture Silicon Valley estimated the region is short as many as 108,000 homes and apartments. More

April 20, 2019 - (The Almanac) -Midpeninsula mayors, tech company transportation leaders convene to talk traffic: They were there to launch the "Manzanita Talks," a series of discussions convened by Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

April 16, 2019 - (KPIX 5) - Lawsuit Claims Apple Misled Hundreds Of Thousands Of Investors: “This is new territory for Apple,” said President and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley Russ Hancock. More

April 12, 2019 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Silicon Valley's 2019 Women of Influence award winners: Rachel Massaro, Vice President and Director of Research at Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Director of Research for the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

April 9, 2019 - (City Journal) - This year, Harris keynoted the Joint Venture Silicon Valley conference, and she is once again reaping large donations from tech and media giants. More