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Knight Foundation invests in Joint Venture project

Knight Foundation logo and JVSV logoAugust 10, 2020 - The Knight Foundation has entrusted funds to SVTP and the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN) to create a responsive program for local non-profits struggling to raise funds and deliver services amid conditions none of them could have anticipated. Fueled by Knight’s donor-advised funds at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, part of their commitment to Silicon Valley Strong, the project will enable participating non-profits to host focus groups, conduct surveys, and test potential solutions, with the help of pro bono experts in market research. SVTP and SVCN will utilize these findings to develop a responsive model of support that offers a diverse network of support to our region’s nonprofit organizations over the coming years of recovery.

To volunteer, or suggest projects, contact Ashley Raggio.

Joint Venture weighs in on 5G

IEEE podcastAugust 10, 2020 - David Witkowski, executive director of Joint Venture's Civic Technologies Initiative will moderate a panel of wireless industry veterans on the challenges in 5G deployment including public pushback, policy, and public vs. private options, and offer some possible solutions. 5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology, promises improved performance of mobile broadband for consumer devices such as smartphones. The podcast is the second in a series, produced by the IEEE a global organization of professional engineers.

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Twilio names Joint Venture a Community Hero

Joint Venture: Community Hero: 450 meals delivered by the Food Recovery initiativeAugust 10, 2020 - Joint Venture has been recognized as a Community Hero by Twilio, a cloud-based communications company based in San Francisco. “During these challenging times brought on by the global pandemic and the continued fight for racial justice, we want to highlight the incredible organizations doing amazing work to help people during this time of crisis,” said Twilio’s announcement.

Twilio will publicly recognize Joint Venture’s Food Recovery and Civic Technologies initiatives for their activities during the pandemic.

Talent Partnership empowers students with online learning

photo of someone typing on laptop with book next to themAugust 7, 2020 - Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Talent Partnership's (SVTP) pro bono volunteers are assisting students at the College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) with distance learning. CAA, a nonprofit that offers a collegiate experience to adults with special needs, has shifted all of its courses to Zoom since the lockdown. SVTP has matched skilled volunteers to help coach CAA students through this new method of learning. “Classes have been a true blessing for the students, their families, & the CAA staff,” said DeAnna Pursai, executive director of CAA. “The students feel so proud to be able to showcase their abilities and what they are capable of contributing through their classes.”

To volunteer, or suggest projects, contact Ashley Raggio.

PROFILE: Gary Dillabough - urban visionary

Photo courtesy of Silicon Valley Business Journal

August 10, 2020 - Mention the name Gary Dillabough in Silicon Valley circles, social or professional, and people listen. Dillabough, a former eBay vice president and venture capitalist, created the development firm Urban Community with longtime Silicon Valley builder Jeff Arrillaga in 2017. As front-man for the organization, Dillabough has gained a reputation for not just getting things done, but getting things done well.

Baltimore-born Dillabough has served on the Joint Venture board of directors since 2019.

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Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page Comprehensive information and data about the Silicon Valley ecosystem is always 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. Indicators are presented by the Institute for Regional Studies. Housed within Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the Institute provides data and analysis on issues facing dense metropolitan regions.

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.

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San Jose baby represents three millionth resident

May 5, 2015 – Silicon Valley’s population has reached three million for the first time, Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies announced today.

Researchers at the Institute, using population data from the state and daily growth calculators for the region, predicted that Silicon Valley would top the three million mark by early May.

“This milestone goes hand-in-hand with our hot economy,” said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture, which houses the Institute. “Still, it’s a startling figure that puts our explosive growth in perspective.”

Rachel Massaro, Joint Venture vice president and senior research associate for the Institute, said Silicon Valley has been growing at the rate of one person every 16 minutes, or nearly 90 people a day.

“This is one of the fastest growing regions in the state, and it’s driven largely by the lure of our innovation engine, by foreign immigration and local births,” Massaro said. “This contributes to Silicon Valley’s worsening transportation and housing crunch.”

In conjunction with the release of the study, Joint Venture designated a baby boy born today at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara to represent the 3 millionth resident of Silicon Valley. The baby, Max, was born to Bing Yuan and Dan Danner of San Jose at 9:39 a.m., PDT. He weighed eight pounds, eleven ounces and measured just over 21 inches in length.

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The Institute identifies Silicon Valley as Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, plus the the cities of Fremont, Union City and Newark in Alameda County and Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County.

The data is part of a 32-page brief released today by the Institute, “Population Growth in Silicon Valley.” The report examines Silicon Valley’s population dynamics, including overall population growth, growth by city and county, birth and death rates, and the changing population composition in terms of age and gender. It also examines recent California Department of Finance (DOF) population and K-12 enrollment projections through 2023.

Additionally, the report examines population trends as they relate to the recent economic recession. Silicon Valley’s population dynamics are closely tied to the economy overall, including employment, income, cost of living and other factors; in particular, in and out migration, as well as birth and death rates, vary with changes in economic growth and development, which affect both behavioral and environmental change and influence population dynamics.

A large portion of Silicon Valley residents live within just six of its 39 cities – San Jose, Fremont, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Daly City and San Mateo – the study reports. Several cities are growing more than three times faster than the state as a whole.

Silicon Valley’s growth rate accelerated between 2011 and 2013, when it peaked at its highest since 1998, before slowing slightly since then. This growth is occurring despite declining birth rates since 2008, and is driven by foreign immigration as well as natural growth.

The 2015 Silicon Valley Index produced by the Institute reported the region has increased by some 30,000 people annually since 2011 and that it added 42,000 people in 2013.

Three million was the entire population of California a century ago and is double the number of people who were living in Silicon Valley in the mid-1960s.

It is roughly equivalent to one percent of the current U.S. population, twice the population of Manhattan and three times that of Delaware.

If it were a city, Silicon Valley would be the nation’s third largest behind New York (8.4 million) and Los Angeles (3.9 million). As a state it would rank 31st, between Mississippi and Iowa. As a country, think Armenia.

Three million people live in one million households and they use more than 400 million gallons of water and produce 13.2 million pounds of trash daily. A third of them will commute to work in their own cars.

The population study may be downloaded from the Institute website.

About Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Joint Venture Silicon Valley was established in 1993. A nonprofit organization, the group convenes the region’s leaders across every major sector – government, business, academia, labor, and community organizations. The organization provides data and analysis on our region’s challenges, and leads initiatives to address those challenges. Joint Venture is funded by cities and counties, local companies, colleges and universities, labor and workforce institutions and foundations. For more information, visit www.jointventure.org.

In The News

August 7, 2020 - (Crosscut Podcast) - What regulation of Big Tech might look like: UW historian [and Joint Venture Distinguished Fellow] Margaret O’Mara draws on America’s history of trustbusting to explore what Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple might be facing. More

July 31, 2020 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Lopez: New initiative promises improved educational outcomes for East San Jose residents - only 18% of Latinos 25 years and older in Silicon Valley hold a bachelor’s degree compared to whites at 62%, according to the2019 Silicon Valley Index of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

July 31, 2020 - (The Stanford Daily) - Off site, out of mind? How embracing remote work might change Silicon Valley: A recent report by the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies stated that, “[in recent years] traffic has become an increasingly troublesome issue affecting quality of life in Silicon Valley. More

July 29, 2020 - (CBS/KPIX-TV) - CEOs Of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google Face Tough Questions In House Judiciary Antitrust Antitrust Probe “All of them will get out their violins and play a really sad song,” said president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley Russell Hancock. More

July 28, 2020 - (Yahoo News) - How the Tech Sector Is Holding Up During the Crisis: Russell Hancock, president and chief executive officer at Joint Venture Silicon Valley, discusses what a stimulus plan being debated in Washington will mean for the tech industry, especially startups on "Bloomberg Technology." More

July 27, 2020 - (Bloomberg TV) - How the Tech Sector Is Holding Up During the Crisis:  Russell Hancock, president and chief executive officer at Joint Venture Silicon Valley, discusses what a stimulus plan being debated in Washington will mean for the tech industry More 

July 25, 2020 - (San Jose Inside) - Valley Fair Launches New Open-Air Market in San Jose: “Silicon Valley’s tech workers, for the most part, had a smooth transition to remote work and have kept their jobs,” said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of the South Bay think-tank. More 

July 24, 2020 - (Mercury News) - Opinion: We need Silicon Valley leadership, now more than ever - Regionally, we have some gems, like American Leadership Forum (full disclosure, I am ALF’s former CEO and a senior fellow), PACT and Joint Venture. More

July 22, 2020 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Is funding and reforming Caltrain quickly too big a lift? Russell Hancock of Joint Venture Silicon Valley agreed that getting so many boards to agree on a governance proposal would be “difficult to pull off.” More

July 22, 2020 - (Silicon Valley Voice) - 2020 Election: Santa Clara City Council Candidates - Bhatia serves as: deputy board member at Joint Venture Silicon Valley More