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2019 State of the Valley

SOV logoA capacity audience of 1,300 people filled the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose for the 15th annual State of the Valley conference. The day was spent in dialogue and discussion about Silicon Valley's trends and challenges, illuminated by the findings in the 2019 Silicon Valley Index. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti admonished the Silicon Valley leaders to "go big or go home" in tackling the twin problems of housing and transportation; Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham told the crowd that America's democracy depends on the prosperity Silicon Valley is uniquely capable of creating.

Read coverage of the event.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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.

In The News

February 22, 2019 - (Palo Alto Online) - Off Deadline: 'Unicorns,' 'angel investors' report should be expected/required reading: The annual "Silicon Valley Index" was unveiled Feb. 15 at an annual "State of the Valley" conference in San Jose — attended by more than 1,300 corporate leaders, government officials, media and citizen observers. The conference is sponsored by the industry-based Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which has published the Index early each year since 1995. More

February 21, 2019 - (Think Fremont) - 2019 state of the valley conference: a cross-sector collaboration to tackle our region’s challenges & opportunities: The annual State of the Valley Conference is typically anything but boring, and this year was no exception. The event featured a keynote by renowned presidential historian and biographer Jon Meacham and showcased a cadre of prolific speakers ranging from prominent politicians to urban-planning thought leaders to artificial intelligence experts. More

February 21, 2019 - (San Francisco Examiner) -Even while San Francisco’s economy is booming, people are restless to leave: Not everyone is choosing to stay in The City and Silicon Valley. San Francisco had a net domestic out-migration of residents as did most Silicon Valley counties, between July 2017 to July 2018, according to the Joint Venture 2019 report. More

February 21, 2019 - (Pakistan Defence) - China is the world's next Silicon Valley:It is also based on a growing feeling among tech entrepreneurs in the US that Silicon Valley may have heated up a little too much. Certainly, Russell Hancock, head of think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley, recently told The Telegraph that “winter is coming”. More

February 20, 2019 - (Salon) -In the past year, Silicon Valley became even more dystopian, unequal: According to the 2019 Silicon Valley Index, an annual demography report published by a regional think tank, more people are fleeing the tech-spurred “Renaissance” than coming into it — and that is just one data point in an overall grim synopsis of the current state of Silicon Valley presented by the annual report. More