SILICON VALLEY MAYORS SUMMIT
On June 30, 2009, the Mayors of Silicon Valley met to discuss strategies to maintain our leadership as America’s premier center for technology and innovation.
This meeting was prompted by the recent release of a report by the Milken Institute which used a variety of analytics to rank America’s knowledge-intensive economies. Silicon Valley was ranked number one for our ability to spawn entrepreneurial firms, while at the same time sustaining our high-tech anchors.
This summit was an opportunity to discuss our Valley’s ability to capitalize on the next wave of innovation - clean technology, which holds the key to our nation’s energy future and has enormous potential locally to create jobs and new tech clusters.
The public sector has a crucial role to play, and we’ll play it more effectively if we act collectively. To that end, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network recently released "Climate Prosperity," a report outlining a set of strategies for our region. At the summit we briefed the Mayors of Silicon Valley on these two reports, and engagde them in a discussion about the ways cities can work together.