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March 13, 2018 - (Business Insider) - Striking Maps Reveal the Huge Wealth Gap Between San Francisco and the Rest of the Country: "According to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, the median household income in Silicon Valley is around $110,373." More

 March 12, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - How Hard is it to Build in Silicon Valley? Here's One Example: "'Every developer I talk to (says) it’s just impossible,' said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and public policy lecturer at Stanford University. 'There’s no end to the war stories.'" More

March 11, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Opinion: Proposed Ballot Measure Would Add to SJ Housing Crisis: "According to the newly released 2018 Silicon Valley Index, we added 47,272 jobs between 2016 and 2017, but only created 12,000 new housing units. We are losing ground." More.

March 1, 2018 - (Business Week) - Google's Growing Empire May Transform Biggest City in Bay Area: "Silicon Valley produced almost 300,000 new jobs in the past seven years, while housing inventory remains low, and is growing at less than 3 percent per year, according to an index produced by the Institute for Regional Studies." More

February 23, 2018 - (Palo Alto Online) - Off Deadline: A Sharp Warning: "Housing Crisis" Threatens Silicon Valley's Future: "The annual conference draws heavily from Joint Venture's primary publication: the Silicon Valley Index (available online at, which compiles research on key "indicators.'" More.

February 20, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Evergreen Initiative Will Add Needed Senior Housing in San Jose: "According to the 2016 Joint Venture Silicon Valley Index, Santa Clara County added 64,000 jobs but only 5,000 new housing units in 2015." More

February 15, 2018 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - How Joint Venture Silicon Valley's CEO Takes Action in Politics — Without Actually Being a Politician: "Russell Hancock is a disillusioned political scientist who abandoned — for the most part — academia to immerse himself in the world of political action." More

February 15, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Income Inequality in the Bay Area is Among the Nation's Highest: "The poverty rate was 8.6 percent in the region in 2016, compared to 14.4 percent in California and 14.1 percent in the U.S., according to the 2018 Silicon Valley Index released by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

February 12, 2018 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - How'd the Bay Area End Up in a Housing Mess and How Do We Get Out of It?: "That was the stark conclusion from a discussion Friday morning between Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock, Metropolitan Transportation Commission chief Steve Heminger and Carol Galante, a former Obama Administration housing official." More.

February 12, 2018 - (Palo Alto Daily Post) - High Cost of Living is Driving Out Locals: "A larger exodus from Silicon Valley is underway. The Joint Venture Institute for Regional Studies released its 2018 Silicon Valley Index yesterday." More

February 12, 2018 - (Barron's) - The View from Silicon Valley: "Those are the ominous, but unsurprising, conclusions of the 2018 Silicon Valley Index released Friday by Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies." More

February 10, 2018 - (American Thinker) - Lots of People Leaving Their Homes in San Francisco: "Russell Hancock with Joint Venture Silicon Valley said, 'Silicon Valley has been this place that is growing. And it was mostly due to people relocating here and relocating from other parts of the world. That’s changing.'” More

February 9, 2018 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - In Search of the Elusive 'Big Fix' for the Bay Area's Transportation Woes: "...with snarled freeways and limited mass transit options, it’s harder to get around than ever, says Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

February 9, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Silicon Valley's Economic 'Paradox' is Scrutinized at Conference: "'The paradox of our prosperity is we are the envy of the nation in our economic growth and job creation,' San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said during an interview, after speaking at the annual State of the Valley Conference organized by Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

February 8, 2018 - (Sacramento Bee) - Capitol Alert: "Sen. Kamala Harris is set to deliver the keynote speech Friday at Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s 'State of the Valley' conference in San Jose, addressing the region’s economy, community health and future challenges. More.

February 8, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Why Are All These Bay Area Residents Leaving?: "'Between July 2015 and July 2017, the region gained 44,732 immigrants but lost 44,102 residents to other parts of California and the country,' according to a  new survey by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

February 8, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Packing Up and Moving Out: Bay Area Exodus Continues: "Overall, the region’s population continues to grow. But the number of outgoing residents has hit its highest point in more than a decade, according to a report released Wednesday by Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

February 8, 2018 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - In Silicon Valley, Enjoy Good Times but Watch for Bad Omens: "But to hear someone like Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture and president of its Institute for Regional Studies, describe the big picture these numbers represent, you might think you're hearing a different song." More.  

February 8, 2018 - (KPIX5) - San Francisco Bay Area Experiences Mass Exodus of Residents: "Russell Hancock with Joint Venture Silicon Valley said, 'Silicon Valley has been this place that is growing. And it was mostly growing because…people relocating here and relocating from other parts of the world. That’s changing.'" Video.

February 8, 2018 - (Palo Alto Online) - Silicon Valley in 2018: More Success, More Pressure: "The Bay Area's fevered success is still rising, but its achievements continue to exacerbate the region's housing and transportation pressures, a new Joint Venture Silicon Valley report, the 2018 Silicon Valley Index, found. More

February 7, 2018 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Joint Venture Provides Latest  Silicon Valley 'Rorschach' Test: "'The world's most dynamic, innovative economy continues to create opportunity,' said Russell Hancock, the president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and its Institute for Regional Studies. More.

February 7, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Silicon Valley’s Spectacular Job Growth Creates ‘Harsh Environment’ for Many Residents: "'Silicon Valley continues to grow jobs at a rate anybody would envy,' Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, wrote in an introduction to the report." More.  

February 5, 2018 - (NBC Bay Area) - Santa Clara County to Collect Food for Those in Need: Video

February 2, 2018 - (Palo Alto Online) - A Region That's Booming: "According to the 2017 Silicon Valley Index, produced by the nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the region produced more than 5 million square feet of office space in 2016, more than in any other year since 2001. More.

January 27, 2108 - ( - International Airport Announces Record Spike in Ridership for Last Year: "Organizations that partner with the city and the airport include ...Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

January 26, 2018 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - State Awards County Grant To Help Reduce Food Waste, Hunger: "Representatives from Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the county's Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission crafted the Cal Recycle Grant. More

January 24, 2018 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Sen. Kamala Harris to Keynote State of the Valley Conference: "U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris will deliver the keynote address at the State of the Valley Conference, Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual town hall meeting on Feb. 9 in San Jose." More

January 20, 2018 - (Palo Alto Online) - Off Deadline: Is Silicon Valley's Painfully Severe 'Housing Crisis' Insoluble?: "The umbrella co-sponsor was Joint Venture Silicon Valley, an industry-based group that has assumed responsibility for monitoring a wide area of social and economic trends, under the leadership of CEO Russell Hancock." More

January 15, 2018 - (Huffington Post) - Resurrecting the 49ers Brand: "“Research Brief - Income Inequality in the San Francisco Bay Area.' Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More

January 12, 2018 - (Palo Alto Online) - City Seeks Input on "Grand Boulevard" Project: "City officials will host three community meetings next week on re-envisioning the Palo Alto section of the El Camino Real Grand Boulevard Initiative." More

January 11, 2018 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - When "House-Poor" Defines an Entire Region: Is Silicon Valley Heading for Another Disaster: "What keeps me up at night is that my kids can't aspire to live here. I'm deeply frustrated by that,"' said Russell Hancock, executive director of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

January 3, 2018 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - State Senator Wants to Restore California Homeowners' Bill of Rights: "The median price of a home in Silicon Valley was just over $600,000 in 2012 but has now climbed to $968,000, according to figures compiled by Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

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