December 3, 2021 - Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture, along with Lou Hansen of the Mercury News dissected findings of the Silicon Valley Poll on "Valley Politics," hosted by Terry Christensen. They address worries about housing costs, homelessness, income equity, and more with questions from Derecka Mehrens of Working Partnership USA, Kelly Snider of San Jose State University and San Jose City Councilmember Sergio Jimenez.
December 6, 2021 - The Managers Mobility Partnership (MMP), convened by Joint Venture is advancing the concept of a Peninsula Bikeway that envisions a north-south connection suitable for riders of all ages and abilities. To date, three corridors have been selected for a feasibility assessment; one was recommended as the most workable, cohesive, and connected. The details driving that recommendation will be shared at a virtual briefing on January 14. The MMP is comprised of city managers from Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Mountain View, plus senior planners from Stanford.
Friday, January 14, 2022 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Via Zoom
November 30, 2021 - Joint Venture’s food recovery team will oversee the launch of the first county-wide food recovery program. In alignment with SB 1383, the ordinance is a model being adopted by many other cities within the county, and for potential adoption in other areas. The solution generates healthy food for Santa Clara County’s food-insecure population, minimizes waste, and reduces greenhouse gas production. “I am proud of the County’s leadership role and the partnerships with Joint Venture, County staff, food recovery organizations..." said Supervisor Otto Lee, who represents the County on the Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission.
December 6, 2021 - Save the date for the 2022 State of the Valley conference which will take place February 18 at Stanford University in the Arrillaga Alumni Center at McCaw Hall. The hybrid event will be held in person and also will be livestreamed via BrandLive. Ticketing will begin in mid December.
November 19, 2021 - Silicon Valley employers added 13,000 workers between mid-September and mid-October and the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.7%, according to analysis by Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies. The drop in unemployment is much slower than the change experienced from August to September, when the unemployment rate dropped by 0.8 percentage points (from 4.7% to 3.9%).
The drop in unemployment is much slower than the change experienced from August to September, when the unemployment rate dropped by 0.8 percentage points (from 4.7% to 3.9%). Since April 2020 and the initial job losses associated with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Silicon Valley has recouped nearly 161,000 jobs, or job growth of 12.7%.
November 19, 2021 – The Joint Venture board of directors has added Karena Shackelford, City Manager of Fremont, as its newest member. Shackelford oversees the day-to-day operations as Chief Executive Officer of the fourth most populous city in the Bay Area and has over 20 years of experience in local government.
“I feel privileged to have been selected as Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s newest board member,” stated Shackelford. “Today, Fremont is well positioned as a strong leader in Silicon Valley, which is a direct result of the collaborative efforts and initiatives led by Joint Venture.”
December 6, 2021 - Jennifer Chen arrived in New York from Taiwan at the tender age of seven, plopped into an entirely new world. Chen became the family interpreter and what she calls an “interloper” between cultures. Her origin story is a powerful influence for her, even today.
Chen learned to navigate her multi-cultural world with agility. She also developed a finely-tuned sense of empathy – a skill that she relies upon as the economic development manager for the City of San Mateo and as the chair of Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance (SVEDA).
December 6, 2021 -Bridge to Recovery (B2R), part of Joint Venture’s Building Back Better initiative, has received a $20,000 Grant from Santa Clara County, through its partnership with Catholic Charities. B2R is part of Joint Venture’s Building Back Better initiative. The grant, championed by Supervisor Susan Ellenberg, will be used to assess the internal and external diversity, equity, and inclusion needs of the network and make recommendations. The work is being carried out in partnership with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County.
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