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March 17, 2021 - (Patch) - 'We Were In Trouble': Bay Area Recalls First Stay-Home Order - So we had 20 percent of the positives, but were only submitting 5 percent of the specimens," Cody said during Joint Venture Silicon Valley's State of the Valley event last month. More

March 1, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - COVID-19 pushes Santa Clara County dropout rate up: The 2021 Silicon Valley Index, released by nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, showed this was especially true for homeless youth, English-language learners, Hispanic and low-income students. More

March 1, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Staedler: Insights from this year’s State of the Valley - Joint Venture Silicon Valley hosted its yearly State of the Valley conference virtually last week that discusses regional issues and the realities that our region has faced from the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges such as the regional economic drivers. More

February 26, 2021 - (Archyde-Reuters) - In Silicon Valley, market caps are soaring, but inequalities are still more glaring: This year, we have to face it: the pandemic has enriched the rich, while the poor are dying. “, Russell Hancock, director of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley study center, said, opening the organization’s annual conference on Tuesday, February 23. More

February 26, 2021 - (California News Times) - Julián Castro Says Silicon Valley will be a National Model for Addressing Inequality: In a keynote speech at Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual State of the Valley event on Wednesday, Castro said, “There are some nasty and difficult issues to address, such as inequality in education and lack of affordable housing opportunities. More

February 26, 2021 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Report: Bay Area's venture dominance isn't threatened by rise of other hubs - But PitchBook's report echoes one from Joint Venture Silicon Valley this week that drew similar conclusions. More

February 25, 2021 - (San Jose Inside) - Dr. Cody on Covid Anniversary: ‘We’re Not Going to Be the Same’: “I remember that about a year ago, we felt quite blind...,” Cody said during Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual State of the Valley event Wednesday. More

February 24, 2021 - (Washington Latest) - Conference tackles Silicon Valley's woes post COVID-19, starting with workplace diversity: Each year Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a local nonprofit, hosts the event to discuss the findings of its Silicon Valley Index report: a 100+ page gold mine of data detailing just how the South Bay is fairing in terms of economic growth and success. More

February 24, 2021 - (San Jose Inside) - What’s the Future of South Bay Transit Post-Pandemic? But what comes next will rely largely on the region’s businesses, he said Tuesday during a panel for Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual State of the Valley conference. More

February 24, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - 2020 seen as ‘catalytic moment’ for change at Silicon Valley conference: Economic recovery and redesigned workplaces were the hot topics Wednesday for those attending the second day of Joint Venture’s 17th State of the Valley conference, which brought together business and community leaders to imagine the future for Silicon Valley. More

February 24, 2021 - (News Break) - 2020 seen as ‘catalytic moment’ for change at Silicon Valley conference: Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock on Wednesday started the conference with a conversation with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Nicole Taylor, president of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation... More

February 23, 2021 - (Silicon Valley) - Sal Pizzaro: ...the tech economy and housing prices did during the pandemic (good) compared to other parts of the Bay Area economy (bad) — all topics that Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock addressed during his opening remarks Tuesday at the region’s 17th annual “town hall” meeting.   More

February 23, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Conference tackles Silicon Valley’s woes post COVID-19, starting with workplace diversity: Community leaders gathered at Joint Venture’s 17th State of the Valley conference Tuesday to discuss strategies for helping Silicon Valley address inequities. More

February 23, 2021 - (This Week) - The Best of Times. The Worst of Times: I spent some time this week attending the 2021 State of Silicon Valley event produced by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

February 20, 2021 - (MarketWatch) - Opinion: Some tech workers are leaving San Francisco. They won’t be missed - And, as the Silicon Valley Index showed last week, their growth has helped to exacerbate inequality throughout the region, which the COVID-19 pandemic only amplified and accelerated. More

February 20, 2021 - (Market Watch) - Big Tech is swallowing the rest of Silicon Valley: “Will Silicon Valley stay Silicon Valley? It depends on your perspective,” Rachel Massaro, director of research at Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, told MarketWatch. More

February 19, 2021 - (Otto Trading) - Silicon Valley is not experiencing a technology exodus and money is flowing at a record rate, for a lucky few. Joint Venture Silicon Valley released its annual Silicon Valley index this week detailing what happened in the region last time. The report showed a record venture capital investment in Bay Area startups, along with booming market capitalization for public technology... More

February 19, 2021 - (Money Times) - No Silicon Valley Exodus After All? But 'Carnage' of the Poor is Expected: "I think we can all calm down," Rachel Massaro, Joint Venture's director of research, explained in a news briefing regarding the index. More

February 19, 2021  - (MarketWatch) - Silicon Valley is not suffering a tech exodus, and money is flowing in at record rate — for a fortunate few: “Today, we must frankly admit that the pandemic has made the rich richer while the poor are dying,” said Russell Hancock, chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which published its annual Silicon Valley Index this week... More

February 18, 2021 - (World Journal - Chinese) - Under the epidemic, Silicon Valley jobs have dropped sharply: …according to a report by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a think tank headquartered in San Jose, some industries have been hit far more than others while others actually increased jobs, such as the technology industry. More

February 17, 2021 - (Yahoo News) - Data shows Silicon Valley's low-wage workers hit hard by pandemic: Analysis contained in Joint Venture's new "Silicon Valley Index" points out, for example, that unemployment brushed close to 12 percent, worse than during the 2008 recession and the dot-com bust. More

February 17, 2021 - (Silicon Valley) - These two Bay Area cities fall in ‘best performing’ report: Joint Venture Silicon Valley estimated nearly 200,000 Bay Area residents were at risk of not making their rent or mortgage at the end of 2020. More

February 17, 2021 - (ABC) - New data shows Silicon Valley's low-wage workforce hit hard by pandemic: "It was upwards of 30 percent for some segments of our population, particularly those who were earning poverty wages," said Rachel Massaro, research director at Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies. More

February 17, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Report details stunning depth of inequality in Silicon Valley since COVID-19: The 2021 Silicon Valley Index, released by the nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies details how stark inequities in the local economy, health, hunger and digital access are more pronounced than ever before. More

February 16, 2021 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - How Silicon Valley became a bigger tale of two economies during the Covid-19 pandemic: "It's strange to talk about how well we're doing, even though we know there's all kinds of pain around us," said Russell Hancock, the CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the think tank that puts together the Index. More

February 16, 2021 - (Mercury News) -  Silicon Valley suffers huge job losses in 2020, but tech gains jobs: report - “We have a tale of two economies and a tale of two recoveries,” Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said during a news briefing to discuss the new report. More 

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