Fact Sheet

What is Joint Venture?

Established in 1993, Joint Venture Silicon Valley is a nonprofit organization that provides analysis and action on issues affecting our region’s economy and quality of life. 


The organization brings together established and emerging leaders from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions.


Our initiatives address such regional issues as climate change and sustainable energy, economic development, wireless communications and the beautification of El Camino Real.


Our 50-member board of directors includes county supervisors and other officials, mayors and other city officials, corporate CEOs, university presidents, heads of labor organizations and leaders of community organizations. The board is co-chaired by one leader from the public sector and one from the private sector.


Russell Hancock has served as President & CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley since 2003.

State of the Valley Conference

The State of the Valley conference is Silicon Valley’s annual town hall meeting, held every February for a day of dialogue and discussion about the region’s challenges and opportunities. Some 1500 of Silicon Valley’s influential leaders attend the conference.

Silicon Valley Index

Published annually since 1995, the Silicon Valley Index is a detailed report that measures the strength of our economy and the health of our community, highlighting challenges and providing an analytical foundation for leadership and decision making.


Aside from State of the Valley, Joint Venture regularly convenes public events, workshops, seminars and similar gatherings, often in partnership with other public and private organizations, to inform the community about important initiatives and issues.


Joint Venture Silicon Valley

P.O. Box 720010
San Jose, CA 95172

Phone: (408) 577-2255