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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.



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
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

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