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Media Advisory: 2023 Silicon Valley Poll Briefing

September 12, 2023  

WHAT:           Joint Venture Silicon Valley's 3rd annual Silicon Valley Poll Briefing

WHEN:          Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 9 a.m. until noon PST

WHERE:        Evergreen Valley College Theatre

3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose, CA 95135

REGISTER:  https://jointventure.org/events/silicon-valley-poll-briefing


The Silicon Valley Poll is an extensive public opinion survey placed in the field annually by Joint Venture’s research arm, the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, and Change Research. It is carried out in partnership with The Mercury News and Bay Area News Group. It is one of the region’s most closely watched surveys.

The October 4 event will feature a thorough briefing on the 2023 results by Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock, who also serves as president of the Institute.

The 2023 Poll probes residents for their thoughts and feelings about three subjects in depth: struggling downtowns, public transit, and the continuing heartbreak of homelessness.

A panel of experts will address Poll findings:

Ian Griffiths

Co-Founder & Policy Director, Seamless Bay Area

Dontae Lartigue

CEO and Co-Founder, Razing the Bar

Jennifer Loving

CEO, Destination: Home

Bert Robinson, moderator

Senior Editor, Bay Area News Group, including The Mercury News and East Bay Times.

Egon Terplan

Leading expert in place-based economic development, downtown revitalization, regional planning, land use, and transportation policy, and fiscal policy and government reform.

Event Sponsors: Kaiser Permanente, Evergreen Valley College

Event Hashtag: #SiliconValleyPoll2023 Twitter/X: @JointVentureSVN

Media Credentials: A limited number of media credentials are available for journalists who wish to cover the event in person. Please contact Robin Doran:  (408) 348-7348 or


The Silicon Valley Poll is a survey of 1,500 to 1,800 residents of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties. It is carried out online in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. The modeled margin of error is typically <3 percent.

The Silicon Valley Poll is a companion piece to the Silicon Valley Index, a comprehensive report presenting hundreds of indicators on the strength of the Bay Area economy and the health of its community. The Index reports on the facts about the region; the Poll provides valuable information about people’s view of Silicon Valley’s major trends and challenges.


About Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Established in 1993, Joint Venture Silicon Valley is a platform for analysis created and supported by the major sectors (business, government, labor, academia). The analysis emanates from the organization’s research arm, the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. The Institute catalyzes action by spotlighting issues, convening the region’s leaders, and facilitating a process for collaborative action. For more information, visit www.jointventure.org

About the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

The Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies is the research arm of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and is housed within the organization. The Institute provides research and analysis on a host of issues facing Silicon Valley’s economy and society. https://jointventure.org/institute/about-the-institute.

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