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Catch Joint Venture's YouTube Channel!

YouTube pageMarch 18, 2019 - Did you know that Joint Venture has a YouTube channel? Watch presentations you may have missed or revisit your favorite speeches. Can't quite remember the story Jon Meacham told about President George H. W. Bush? What was it that Eric Garcetti said about making transit work in LA? You can go back and listen to it again. What’s your favorite video? Share it with us on Twitter!

SVEDA Broker Breakfast in Newark

Join us for a breakfast briefing for commercial real estate brokers and development professionals.March 15, 2019 - Join the Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance in Newark on Thursday, April 4 for a free and interactive breakfast briefing for commercial real estate brokers and development professionals to learn about the latest development opportunities.

Panelists from Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Milpitas, and Union City will discuss opportunities in their cities. The event takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Pacific Research Center, 7777 Gateway Boulevard, Newark. Continental breakfast is included and panelists will be available for networking after the presentation. RSVP today! Deadline: Tuesday, April 2 • 5:00 p.m. 

Video Overview of 2019 State of the Valley

Watch a recap of the 2019 State of the Valley conferenceMarch 1, 2019 - We are pleased to share this video overview created by our friends at PRx Digital. It provides a succinct summary of the proceedings and snapshot interviews with keynote speakers including Jon Meacham, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock. If you missed the conference or would like to revisit any of the presentations, complete videos of every segment are available on our Youtube channel.

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.

Read the news release | Download the Index

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:

Siliconsage Builders logo AECOM logo IBEW Local Union 332 logo

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.

GREEN NEIGHBORS is a project of Joint Venture’s Climate Protection Task Force. The members of the Task Force (44 cities, counties, and special districts in Silicon Valley) created Green Neighbors to help community-based organizations raise funds for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support sustainability.

Help Your Community Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions – And take a tax deduction

Do you want to help your community reduce greenhouse emissions? 

Green Neighbors identifies local, community-based projects that reduce carbon emissions and posts them on the Web.  All of the projects are managed by verified charities so your donation is tax deductible.

This is a new service, and we are just getting the first projects listed.  The following are a few examples of the kinds of projects we hope local non-profits will post with Green Neighbors:

  • Fund neighborhood tree plantings in a local park.
  • Buy energy efficient lighting systems for non-profits, schools, low-income families.
  • Install a solar water heater at the community swimming pool.
  • Help non-profit organizations conduct home energy audits.
  • Help a disadvantaged family insulate their home and save money.
  • Buy solar panels for a school or community center.
  • Buy cloth shopping bags to give to residents to help them give up paper or plastic bags.

Click here to see some of the first Green Neighbors projects:

How it works

Green Neighbors has partnered with Bring Light. Founded by two veterans of Adobe Systems, Bring Light is a for-profit company that provides non-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds for specific projects by posting them on the web site.

Bring Light screens the organizations to make sure they are legitimate 501(c)(3) charities. They help the charities develop their project descriptions and provide tools to reach out to potential donors in the community to more effectively raise funds. The charities pay Bring Light an administrative fee to cover the cost of operating the site and the accompanying services.

Non-profit organizations may choose to raise all or part of the cost of a project via They may request their contributions from Bring Light when the project is fully funded, or whenever they are ready to use the funds.

Your support for Green Neighbors projects reduces greenhouse gas emissions in your community. You can see directly how your contributions are helping the project along, and meet neighbors who have also contributed.

Although the projects listed with Green Neighbors are not officially certified, the greenhouse gas emissions they eliminate may be considered offsets for emissions generated by your travel and use of energy.

Get started now

Ready to find out what projects are available in your community?  Click here to go to the Green Neighbors page on 

Are you a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization?  If you have a project that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, click here to register and post your project. Use GREEN8 as your promo code to automatically add your projects to Green Neighbors.

Project Champions

  • Asbjorn Osland, Professor, San José State University
  • Tonie Hansen, Nvidia
  • Seth Fearey, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network

In The News

March 17, 2019 - (Mercury News) -As Bay Area moves left, these conservative voters move out: About 64,300 residents exited the region, many for other states, between 2015 and 2018, according to a recent survey by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

March 14, 2019 - (Smart Cities Dive) - County of San Mateo, CA innovation center to run on UrbanLeap platform: The county notably launched a public wireless internet project in 2014 to try to close the region’s digital divide, and partnered with the Joint Venture Silicon Valley to form a smart region initiative. More

March 5, 2019 - (Cision) - Telewave Joins WiMAX Forum, Affirming Support for Advanced Telecom Compatibility: "The company offers valuable depth and breadth for end-to-end applications related to public safety, utility, and transportation,” said Dr. Mohammad Shakouri, Chairman of the Board of Directors at WiMAX Forum, and Director of Community Broadband at Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

March 5, 2019 - (Watchdog) - More than half of Californians say they plan to leave as state leads U.S. in outmigration: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which also studied the Bay Area’s outmigration patterns, found that workers are moving to Sacramento, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, and Portland for several reasons.

March 5, 2019 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - The $200K Club: Broadcom joins these Bay Area tech companies paying a typical employee top dollar: The Bay Area’s median household (not individual) income rose to an all-time high of $118,400 last year, Joint Venture Silicon Valley noted in its annual State of the Valley report. More

March 4, 2019 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) These Silicon Valley professionals set to receive Latino Leadership awards: Latinos and Hispanics make up 25 percent of the Silicon Valley population, according to the latest report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More