Current News Coverage

January 25, 2022 - (NBC) - Silicon Valley's Unemployment Rate on Par With Rate Before Pandemic: Silicon Valley's unemployment rate as of the middle of last month was on par with the rate just before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bay Area, according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies. More

January 13, 2022 - (Mercury News) - New format for Silicon Valley's town hall: the highlight of the three-hour program may be the keynote by Eugene Robinson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist  for the Washington Post. More

January 12, 2022 - (Epoch Times) - Chaos in San Francisco Is Catalyst for New Business Helping Residents to Leave: Respondents to the Joint Venture Silicon Valley survey are split on the overall direction of Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area More

January 9, 2021 - (SFIST) - LA & SF Moves Drove CA’s Second Ever Decline in Year-to-Year Population, State Officials Announce: This is supported by Joint Venture’s 2021 Silicon Valley Poll, where "76% of respondents identify the cost of housing as the most serious problem in the Bay Area." More

January 7, 2022 - (California News Times) - Job experts predict omicron will trigger waves of resignations soon, leading to inflation: Dr. Russell Hancock, President and Chief Executive Officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said... More

January 7, 2022 - (ABC7) - Job experts forecast 2 more waves of resignations soon, triggered by omicron: "It has occasioned a lot of thought, introspection and new approaches to people as they think about not only their jobs, but their core values," said Russell Hancock Ph.D., president & CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

January 4, 2022 - (KPIX) - Guilty Verdicts for Elizabeth Holmes Could Impact Other Silicon Valley Start-Ups: "...This has been Silicon Valley on trial,” said Joint Venture Silicon Valley President and CEO Russell Hancock. More

January 3, 2022 - (KPIX) - Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty Of Conspiracy To Defraud Investors: “It’s a straight up case of fraud,” said Silicon Valley Joint Venture President and CEO Russell Hancock. More

December 29, 2021 - (The Real Deal) - “Mishmash:” 15-year-old Camino Real development plan at a standstill: ...Camino Real is a “mishmash” of businesses and buildings...reflecting a region struggling to balance housing and jobs, according to Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

December 27, 2021 - (Mercury News) - El Camino Real: Why Silicon Valley’s ‘grand boulevard’ still hasn’t taken off: ... that’s frustrating to Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

December 22, 2021 - (SF GATE) - Unemployment Continues To Drop In Silicon Valley: ...according to a recent report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies. More

December 22, 2021 - (KRON-4) - Silicon Valley unemployment continues to fall: According to an analysis from Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, the region’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.1%...More

December 20, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Unemployment continues to drop in Silicon Valley: “The good news is that we’re recovering so many of the jobs we lost, and that the tech sector is driving the recovery,” Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley... More

December 17, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area, California job gains slow drastically in November, recovery wobbles: “The Bay Area has been having good months and bad months,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley..." more

December 15, 2021 - (East Bay TImes) - Bay Area a major anomaly in new report about state’s pandemic population changes: ...poll conducted this fall for the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

December 13, 2021 - (Mercury News) - COVID didn’t increase poverty in the Bay Area, new report says: ...a poll by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley this year... More

December 11, 2021 - (Mercury News) - While most Bay Area economies floundered in the first year of the pandemic, Santa Clara County’s soared: Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, found that income inequality in the region “has grown twice as quickly as that of the state or nation over the past decade.” More

December 3, 2021 - (MarketWatch) - A crystal ball to make sense of the real-estate market right now: We’re definitely not in the frenzied days of lockdown-induced homebuying anymore, says Issi Romem, economist and founder of MetroSight [and affiliated researcher at Joint Venture] More

December 2, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Meta, Apple mega leases, huge property deal counter exodus fears: “We count a sum total of four Silicon Valley companies that have moved their headquarters in the past 18 months...,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

December 1, 2021 - (Valley Politics) - Valley Politics December 2021: Silicon Valley Poll with Russell Hancock and Lou Hansen More

November 20, 2021 - (Industrial Real Estate News) - SILICON VALLEY’S COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SALES HIGHEST SINCE 2015 - The latest analysis by the Institute for Regional Studies of the Silicon Valley joint venture shows that investment activity increased between July and September More

November 19, 2021 - (KRON4) - Analysis: Silicon Valley’s commercial real estate sales highest since 2015 - Institute for Regional Studies shows increased investment activity between July and September More

November 19, 2021 - (MCU Times) - Analysis: Silicon Valley’s sales of commercial properties highest since 2015 - The latest analysis from the Joint Venture’s Institute shows increased investment activity between July and September More

November 19, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area job market rallies in October with biggest employment gain in eight months: “This is more in line with what we have been long expecting,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a San Jose-based think tank. More

November 19, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Commercial real estate investments soar in Silicon Valley: That’s the highest sales volume for the region since 2015, according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies. More

November 19, 2021 - (X99News) - Silicon Valley Commercial Real Estate Sales Highest Since 2015 - Institute for Regional Studies shows investment activity increased pushing the volume of commercial real estate sales to a total of $6.3 billion — the highest since 2015. More

November 19, 2021 - (Newsbreak) - Commercial real estate investments soar in Silicon Valley: the highest sales volume for the region since 2015, according to Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies. More

November 18, 2021 - (KALW) - Santa Clara County adopts food recovery program: The non-profit Joint Venture Silicon Valley will manage the food recovery program through 2024. More

November 17, 2021 - (NBC) - Santa Clara County Supes Approve Ordinance to Recover, Donate Surplus Edible Food: The countywide food recovery program will be managed by the nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley through 2024. More

November 16, 2021 - (City M.M.) - Four Silicon Valley CAs on why its status as the world’s tech capital will remain unchallenged: According to a story published earlier this year by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, investment in Bay Area tech firms increased by 8% in 2020 More

November 16, 2021 - (California Development & Planning Report) - CP&DR News Briefs November 16, 2021: A new poll from Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Bay Area News Group demonstrates that 71% of Bay Area residents find quality of life to be worse than it was five years ago More

November 14, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Is the remote work revolution here to stay in the Bay Area? Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said the reluctance to give up remote work is “a really major finding.” More

November 14, 2021 - (World Journal) - 70% of Silicon Valley employees love long-distance: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, pointed out that the popularity of remote work in this epidemic is an eye-opener. More

November 4, 2021 - (San Jose Inside) - San Jose Poll Finds Great Frustration Over Housing and Homelessness: A recent Joint Venture Silicon Valley poll indicated that 56% of Bay Area residents expect to leave the Bay Area in the next few years. More

November 3, 2021 - (East Bay Express) - Crime Troubles Oaklanders: In the latest Oakland Power Poll, violence and public schools top the list of woes of those sick of The Town - Following on the heels of a shocking recent poll from the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

October 31, 2021 - (Mercury News) - These Bay Area politicians bring a new perspective to the housing crisis: They were homeless - 89% of area voters view homelessness as an extremely or very serious problem, according to a recent Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley poll. More

October 31, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area retirement: ‘I’m going to have to move away — and I’m actually wealthy’: ...the region is a poor place to retire, according to a recent poll by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

October 29, 2021 - (KRON4) - Silicon Valley unemployment rate below 4% since start of pandemic: According to the latest analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the region’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9% for the month of September. More

October 26, 2021 - (The Bold Italic) - On Joining the Bay Area Exodus: The poll was conducted by an organization called “Joint Venture Silicon Valley” More

October 23, 2021 - (CBS) - New Facebook Whistleblower Says Executives Shrugged as Algorithm Stoked Hate, Misinformation: “So many companies have had to wrestle with these issues, which are philosophical, moral and ethical- children’s sugar cereal, the soda industry, tobacco,” said Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock. More

October 22, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area, California job gains lose steam as COVID recovery wobbles: when the COVID restrictions were lifted, we would just hit the ‘play’ button and everything would be back to normal,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint-Venture Silicon Valley More

October 22, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area, California job gains lose steam as COVID recovery wobbles: when the COVID restrictions were lifted, we would just hit the ‘play’ button and everything would be back to normal,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint-Venture Silicon Valley More

October 21, 2021 - (Los Angeles Times) - Major California earthquake would knock out cell service, communications, study finds: A majority of U.S. residents live in wireless-only households, said David Witkowski, a co-author of the USGS report. More

October 19, 2021 - (Capitol Hill Times) - Poll: More Than Half Of San Fran Area Residents Say They Are Moving Out For Good - The poll, the first the institute has conducted, was produced in partnership with the Bay Area News Group and Change Research. More

October 19, 2021 - (The Center Square) - Poll: More than half of Bay Area residents say they are moving out for good: ...according to a new poll conducted by Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

October 18, 2021 - (San Francisco Examiner) - Post-pandemic California: Comeback or decline? Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Bay Area News Group commissioned the poll More

October 17, 2021 - (Bloomberg) - CityLab Daily: Office Design for a Hybrid Work Future - More than half of 1,610 residents polled by Joint Venture Silicon Valley said that, yes, they wanted to move in the next few years...More

October 17, 2021 - (Marin Independent Journal) - Dan Walters: Is post-pandemic California coming back or in decline? Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Bay Area News Group commissioned the poll More

October 15, 2021 - (ABC7) - Getting Answers: we'll dig into a new survey [from Joint Venture] showing the majority of the Bay Area plans to leave. More

October 14, 2021 - (KSRO) - 56% Of Bay Area Residents Considering Moving Out: The 2021 Silicon Valley Poll shows that 56% of respondents say they’re planning to move out of the Bay Area in the next few years. More

October 14, 2021 - (KATV) - Poll: Majority of San Francisco area voters expect to move in the next few years - President and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley Russell Hancock said the percentage of those thinking about leaving is higher than any previous polling. More

October 14, 2021 - (KABB Fox) - Poll: Majority of San Francisco area voters expect to move in the next few years - The poll generated by Joint Ventures Silicon Valley, the Bay Area News Group and Change Research asked a variety of quality life and general outlook questions...more

October 14, 2021 - (Love by Life) - ‘It’s housing, stupid’: More than half of Bay Area residents plan to leave, the report says - According to A Survey From Joint Venture Silicon Valley, 56 percent... More

October 14, 2021 - (Swift Headline) - Silicon Valley's Multi-Family Rental Rates Up Over 2020 Dip: According to a new analysis from Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, multifamily unit rental rates rose steadily for several years prior to the pandemic More

October 13, 2021 - (News Nation USA) - Tesla to expand presence in Palo Alto despite HQ move to Texas: ...Including 750 in Palo Alto, according to estimates from the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

October 13, 2021 - (Enterprise IOT Insights) - Joint Venture Silicon Valley (JVSV), a local enterprise forum in Silicon Valley, to bring CBRS-based private LTE to the Campbell Union Elementary School District in the greater San Jose area. More

October 13, 2021 - (San Francisco Business Journal) - A new poll from Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

October 13, 2021 - (Davis Vanguard) - Commentary: People Want to Leave Silicon Valley – and It’s All About Housing!: “It’s housing, stupid,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of JVSV during a community meeting on Tuesday, riffing on the iconic James Carville, 1992 campaign slogan. More

October 13, 2021 - (BubbleInfo) - Bay Area Exodus: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, in partnership with the Bay Area News Group, polled 1,610 registered voters across five Bay Area counties More

October 13, 2021 - (Daily Advent) - Commentary: People Want to Leave Silicon Valley – And It’s All About Housing! - The headline jumps out at you – 56 percent of respondents of a poll commissioned by Joint Venture Silicon Valley say they are likely to leave the region over the next few years. More

October 13, 2021 - (UpscGuru) ‘It’s housing, stupid’: More than half of Bay Area residents plan to move out, report says: According to a survey from Joint Venture Silicon Valley, 56 per cent of the 1,600 people polled in five Bay Area counties say they plan to move out of the region   More

October 13, 2021 - (News Net Daily) - 56% of San Francisco Bay Area Residents Plan to Move in “Next Years”: According to SFGate, the poll, conducted among 1,610 registered voters in five Bay Area counties by Joint Venture Silicon Valley for the Bay Area News Group...More

October 13, 2021 - (KFBK radio) - New Poll Finds More Than Half Of Bay Area Residents Plan To Leave Region: San Jose think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley found around 56% of more than 1,600 people surveyed in five counties are considering moving from the area...with 90% citing concerns about housing, cost of living and homelessness. More

October 13, 2021  - (Politico) - QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It’s the cost of living, high housing costs. I think that is the dominant thing. It's housing, housing, housing. … That is driving almost all of the results," — Russell Hancock, President and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...  More

October 13, 2021 - (The Hill) - More than half of Bay Area residents plan to leave permanently: poll - More than half of the residents living in the San Francisco Bay Area say they are considering moving out of the area permanently, according to a poll from Joint Venture Silicon Valley released Monday. More

October 13, 2021 - (MarketWatch) - Why a majority of Silicon Valley residents want to move: The results of the survey by Joint Venture Silicon Valley show increasing pessimism among the region’s residents, which was compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. More

October 12, 2021 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Poll finds more than half of Bay Area residents plan to leave. Why? ‘It’s housing, stupid’: San Jose think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley charted a sharp increase in the number of residents actually planning to leave the region in “the next few years” — around 56% of more than 1,600 people surveyed in five counties...More

October 12, 2021 - (SFGATE) - Vast majority think life in Bay Area getting worse, want to leave, poll finds: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, in partnership with the Bay Area News Group, polled 1,610 registered voters across five Bay Area counties...More

October 11, 2021 - (NBC Bay Area) - Here's Why More Residents Are Considering Leaving Bay Area: More than half of people surveyed by Joint Venture Silicon Valley are "thinking about leaving the Bay Area in the next few years." More

October 11, 2021 - (Pleasanton Weekly) - New poll finds 71% of Bay Area residents think quality of life has declined: ...a survey by Joint Venture Silicon Valley in partnership with Bay Area News Group, shows a stark decline in public perception of the Bay Area since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. More

October 11, 2021 - (KRON4) - Majority of Bay Area residents plan to move out of region in next few years, new poll reveals: “It has people on edge, people that live feel like they’ll never be able to get ahead, they’ll never be able to have ownership, their children won’t be able to have ownership,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

October 11, 2021 - (Mountain View Voice) - New poll finds 71 percent of Bay Area residents think quality of life has declined: The grim appraisal, captured in a survey by Joint Venture Silicon Valley in partnership with Bay Area News Group, shows a stark decline in public perception of the Bay Area...More

October 11, 2021 - (KPIX5) - Silicon Valley Discontent: 7 In 10 Say Quality Of Life Has Declined In Poll; 56% Considered Leaving: According to the Silicon Valley Poll commissioned by Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Bay Area News Group, 71% feel the quality of life in the Bay Area has grown worse over the past five years. More

October 10, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Has COVID pushed Bay Area stressors to the breaking point? Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said the pandemic seems to have shifted priorities for many in the Bay Area...More

October 8, 2021 - (New York Times) - Are Tesla and Texas a Perfect Match? It’s Questionable. The company has around 750 employees in Palo Alto and about 12,500 in total in the Bay Area, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

September 22, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley residential development booming, but not affordable: Four out of 10 multi-family renter households spend more than 30% of their income on rent, according to a recent report from the Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies. More

September 17, 2021 - (Palo Alto Online) - Judy Kleinberg, former mayor and community leader, to receive Athena Award from Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce: former vice president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley... More

September 15, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area prices jump: Food, meat, gasoline, electricity costs soar - “Inflation is the last thing we need,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a San Jose-based think tank. “The cost of living needs to hold steady. This is very unfortunate.” More

September 8, 2021 - (Los Altos Town Crier) - Decision clears hurdle impeding Los Altos Hills internet access: ...council members vowed to safeguard the town’s interests by appointing Tankha as an LAHCF liaison and to retain Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Community Broadband Initiative as an intermediary that will help steer the association’s expansion. More

August 30, 2021 - (KRON4) - Silicon Valley records slight decrease in unemployment numbers: According to an analysis released by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points More

August 27, 2021 - (ABC7) - A new initiative to reduce #pollution & food insecurity: @SCCgov is working w/@JointVentureSVN &; allies such as @2ndharvest to repurpose healthy food that supermarkets, #restaurants & others discard. It will feed the hungry instead of creating #methane at landfills. More

August 20, 2021 - (CMS Wire) Is Austin Emerging as the New American Technology Hub? And it's hard to compete with these numbers from the 2021 Silicon Valley Index report by Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

August 20, 2021 - (NBC News) - Blue-collar workers at Silicon Valley companies hope for better future: Margaret O’Mara, a history professor at the University of Washington (and Distinguished Fellow at Joint Venture), said the blue-collar workers are essential to the functioning of massive tech campuses. More

August 20, 2021 - (Washington Monthly) - Opinion: Let’s Redistribute Tax Incentives to Buy Electric Cars: According to our research, the drivers in the top 10 percent of gasoline consumption, whom we call “gasoline superusers,” each burn upward of 1,000 gallons of gasoline per year. Item penned by Jannelle London, Joint Venture. More 

August 17, 2021 - (Mecklenburg Times) - Study Shows Small Wireless Communication Facilities Do Not Depreciate Residential Real Estate:  Joint Venture Silicon Valley today announced the publication of Economic Impacts to Residential Real Estate from Small Wireless Facilities. More

August 6, 2021 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Silicon Valley has an 'unprecedented' 11M square feet of commercial space in the pipeline — even as its office vacancy rate has hit 13%: office vacancy rates in the region have risen to their highest level in seven years, Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies said in the report. More

July 30, 2021 - (Microgrid Knowledge) - Sunnyvale, California, and Others in Silicon Valley Exploring Microgrid Projects: Moffett Park Business Group and Silicon Valley businesses signed a memorandum of understanding with Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a nonprofit group, to explore building a microgrid in the Moffett Park area. More

July 29, 2021 - (KRON4) - Santa Clara County unemployment numbers rise: According to a recent analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the region’s unemployment rate increased from 4.6% in May to 5.1% for the month of June. More

July 28, 2021 - (Illinois News Live) - Biden-Harris needs to go all-in to mobile broadband to meet its fairness and connectivity goals: Treatise I Co-author Wireless expert David Witkowski compares the economic forecasts of wireless technology with the price and performance of spectrum allocations. More

July 23, 2021 - (Inside Towers) - Study Shows Small Cells Have “Zero” Negative Effect on Real Estate Values: A recent study conducted by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, found that small cell infrastructure had no negative effect on real estate values. More

July 22, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - ‘In love with San Jose’: Gary Dillabough’s vision for revitalizing downtown: “He’s not just a guy who’s trying to build units. He’s actually thinking more broadly,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, an economic think tank. More

July 21, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Santa Clara County leads in job losses as unemployment rate rises: The regional unemployment rate increased from 4.6% to 5.1% between mid-May and mid-June, according to a study released this month by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a nonprofit that analyzes the economy and quality of life...More

July 16, 2021 - (Silicon Valley) - COVID boomtown: Silicon Valley company values soar, fueled by tech - The stunning turnaround in value for publicly held companies in Silicon Valley and San Francisco — a list dominated by tech and biotech firms — was disclosed in a new report by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, the research arm of Joint Venture Silicon Valley... More

July 16, 2021 - (Global Circulate) - Silicon Valley Company Tech-Fueled Values Soar: ...disclosed in a new report by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, the research arm of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a San Jose-based think tank. More

July 16, 2021 - (Fuentitech) - Silicon Valley’s corporate value soars, supported by technology – Silicon Valley: revealed in a new report by the Silicon Valley Regional Institute, a research arm of joint venture Silicon Valley. .. A think tank based in San Jose. More

July 15, 2021 - (New York Times) - Tech Workers Who Swore Off the Bay Area Are Coming Back: The Silicon Valley Instittue for Regional Studies contributed to the research of this article. More

July 9, 2021 - (Daily Journal) - Letter to the Editor: Ban construction of new gas stations- Emma Roginski, an intern for Beyond Gasoline initiative and a senior at Menlo Atherton High School, posits that gasoline is a hazard to the environment...More 

June 28, 2021 - (Fortune) - Semiconductors are in short supply. 3 experts weigh in on what to do about it: Margaret O’Mara, a professor of history at the University of Washington in Seattle [and senior fellow at Joint Venture], puts it, “what the steam engine was to the 19th century, the semiconductor has been to the 20th and 21st. More 

June 27, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - San Jose Legends: John Sobrato’s generosity is everywhere - Sobrato serves on a variety of boards, including Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a policy and economic think tank. More

June 25, 2021 - (Start Up Savant) - Best Cities for Startups — Silicon Valley/Bay Area: Joint Venture Silicon Valley further says that innovation is a driving force behind the region’s economy, providing a clear competitive advantage. More

June 23, 2021 - (CMS Wire) - Can Silicon Valley Remain the Top US Tech Center in a Post-COVID World? 2020 ended with 24 new Silicon Valley publicly-traded companies, according to the 2021 Silicon Valley Index report by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

June 22, 2021 - (Forbes) - Biden-Harris Should Be All-In On Mobile Broadband To Reach Equity And Connectivity Goals: A paper I co-authored with wireless expert David Witkowski compares economic projections of wireless technologies versus the price and performance of spectrum allocation. More

June 21, 2021 - (Patch) - Town Of Los Gatos: Virtual Training Workshop For Businesses: Planning For The Unexpected - June 30 At 2 P.M. - Together with the Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance, the Town invites all businesses to join the "Outsmart Disaster" webinar...More

June 20, 2021 - (Medium) - Can Singapore be Asia’s tech capital? The 2021 Silicon Valley Index, released by the nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, highlighted how the wealth became more concentrated among those already affluent. More

June 19, 2021 - (Palo Alto Weekly) - Opinion: Robust connectivity is critical to Palo Alto's future - Joint Venture CEO, Russell Hancock advocates for Palo Alto to deploy the best technology, allow science to play its central role, all while honoring the importance of aesthetics. More

June 19, 2021 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Unemployment rate in Silicon Valley keeps falling, as most sectors gained jobs: “Nine out of eleven major industry sectors added jobs in May, with notable gains in leisure and hospitality,” Rachel Massaro, the Institute’s director of research, said in a release. More

June 14, 2021 - (KALW) - East Palo Alto Edition: June 14, 2021:  ...the average rate of food insecurity was about 17% in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties pre-pandemic, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies... More

June 13, 2021 - (Palo Alto Online) - Federal program that helps farmers during the pandemic is changing the local food landscape: ...the average rate of food insecurity was about 17% in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties prepandemic, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, which authored a report on regional food insecurity. More

June 6, 2021 - (Palo Alto Online) - Around Town: Children's Health Council prepares to search for new leader: Jeremy Weinstein [is] partnering with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Joint Venture Silicon Valley to bring faculty-led teams and higher education institutions together for "research-impact partnerships that investigate regional systemic inequities." More

June 4, 2021 - (Detroit Free Press) - Ford stock was cheaper than a sandwich. Now shareholders are gloating. "I love everything coming out of Ford lately. I’m finally hearing them talk like a Silicon Valley company instead of a stodgy old world company," said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

June 4, 2021 - (Philadelphia Citizen) - JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Silicon Valley was actually birthed by something called Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a type of task force that ushered in uniform permitting and licensing requirements throughout the burgeoning region. More

May 30, 2021 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Seeing Silicon Valley’ book spotlights people lost in the shadows of the tech capital:  According to the 2021 Silicon Valley Index, the region was down 61,000 jobs compared to the same period last year, and the unemployment rate within the “in-person” economy skyrocketed above 30% during the pandemic. More

May 20, 2021 - (Patch) - Venture Capitalist Bringing Green To Downtown San Jose: Dillabough addressed a roundtable hosted by Joint Venture Silicon Valley about downtown's future... More

May 19, 2021  - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Latinx and philanthropic groups combine efforts to back targeted $10M fund: In San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, those who identify as Hispanic or Latino comprise 24.7% of the population, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

May 19, 2021 - (Stanford News) - Stanford supports community projects to address pandemic challenges: In Collaboration With: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Joint Venture Silicon Valley...Seeking to tackle the drivers of systemic inequity in Silicon Valley...More

May 19, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Venture capitalist bringing green to downtown San Jose: Gary Dillabough addressed a roundtable hosted by Joint Venture Silicon Valley about downtown’s future, including the developments he and business partner Jeff Arrillaga purchased in the last decade. More

May 18, 2021 - (KPIX-TV) - COVID Reopening: Santa Clara County Latest To Enter Least-Restrictive Yellow Tier: “I’m imagining a world in which vaccination becomes a requirement,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

May 18, 2021  - (Yahoo News) - Silicon Valley Business Required to Track Employees' Vaccination Status: "It's easy to imagine is because we already have the historical precedent for it," said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. "It is a requirement. Vaccination is a requirement for public schools, other public institutions." More

May 12, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - San Jose mayor, housing advocates talk post-pandemic housing: The affordable housing roundtable included Rachel Massaro, vice president of local think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

May 8, 2021 - (New York Times) - Seeing the Real Faces of Silicon Valley: During the depths of the pandemic, four in 10 families in the area with children could not be sure that they would have enough to eat on any given day, according to an analysis by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

May 3, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - San Jose airport grapples with fewer passengers: “Revenues were completely savaged,” said Russell Hancock, president of nonprofit economic think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley. “But because of enlightened fiscal management, they had emergency funds in place so they could keep the airport operating. More

April 30, 2021 - (Forbes) - The Case For California: Why Stories About The Golden State’s Demise Are Overblown - “In other places, a failed venture can become this badge of shame that shadows you your entire life,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a Bay area non-profit organization. More

April 27, 2021 - (KRON4) - Moving to the Bay Area or leaving? Here’s where people are relocating: According to the 2021 Silicon Valley Index put together by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, 29% remained in the Bay Area, 6% moved to the nearby Monterey area, 6% to the Sacramento area, 8% to San Joaquin Valley, and 14% to Southern California. More

April 22, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Opinion: California must accelerate its climate leadership - Joint Venture board member Dave Pine, Supervisor in San Mateo County, and Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture urge climate action in California. More

April 20, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley unemployment rate drops during slow recovery: The data analysis comes from Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, the nonprofit’s research arm that publishes the Silicon Valley Index annually. More

April 19, 2021 - (Mountain View Voice) - Mountain View names new lead of economic development as businesses reel from COVID-19: [Lang] chaired an initiative by Joint Venture Silicon Valley called the Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance More

April 18, 2021 - (Patch) - Silicon Valley's Unemployment Rate Declines: The Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies, a San Jose economic research organization, released an analysis Friday on unemployment rates in Silicon Valley. More

April 18, 2021 - (SFGATE) - Sunday Morning News Roundup: The Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies, a San Jose economic research organization, released an analysis Friday on unemployment rates in Silicon Valley. More

April 16, 2021 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Silicon Valley unemployment rate drops to November 2020 levels: The rate fell 0.3 percentage points from February, according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies More

April 16, 2021 - (News Break) - Silicon Valley unemployment rate drops to November 2020 levels: Silicon Valley's unemployment rate hit 5.1% in March, its lowest showing since November 2020, according to an analysis conducted by Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Institute for Regional Studies. More

April 7, 2021 - (Market Watch) - Asian-American business leaders rally against wave of hatred: ‘We don’t deserve to live in fear in our own country’: In 2019, those from Asian countries made up 56.5% of tech workers with bachelor’s degrees in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s latest index. More 

April 5, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Why has building housing in San Jose become increasingly unaffordable? It’s a common refrain in Silicon Valley, where the median monthly rent is more than $3,000, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

April 2, 2021 - (San Jose Inside) - Op-Ed: Our Post-Covid Lives Shouldn’t Go Back to ‘Normal’—They Should Go Back Better - I worked with Joint Venture Silicon Valley to expand infrastructure within our community’s “internet deserts.” More

March 29, 2021 - (Stanford Daily) - Stanford and Silicon Valley: Storied past, uncertain future - “This is a big deal,” said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture, a non-profit Silicon Valley think tank. “Oracle is an iconic company. It’s been synonymous with Silicon Valley for its entire history. More

March 25, 2021 - (San Jose Blog) - Silicon Valley Annual Check-up: Joint Venture CEO Russel Hancock summarizes the key learnings from the 2021 Silicon Valley Index. This year, special attention was paid to the impacts of the Coronavirus on our local economy. More

March 24, 2021 - (Wired) - After a Remote Year, Tech’s Shadow Workforce Barely Hangs On: Doing so has “raised huge philosophical questions,” says Russell Hancock, the president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a think tank in the region. More

March 21, 2021 - (Pleasanton Weekly) - 'We were in trouble': Bay Area health officials look back on anniversary of first shelter-in-place order - So we had 20 percent of the positives, but were only submitting 5 percent of the specimens," Cody said during Joint Venture Silicon Valley's State of the Valley event last month. More

March 19, 2021 - (Mountain View Voice) - A weak army fighting an all-out war: On Feb. 24 at Joint Venture's State of the Valley Conference, Cody stated, "We now know much of COVID-19 transmission is aerosol or airborne, a bit of it is droplets, and very little is on surface." More

March 19, 2021 - (Mountain View Voice) - Data reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic fueled Silicon Valley's economic divide: The Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac and Mountain View Voice have woven together data based on Joint Venture Silicon Valley's State of the Valley report into a by-the-numbers graphic. More

March 18, 2021 - (San Jose Inside) - Altered Valley: What a Year of Pandemic Has Done to Our Lives - “This economy is unbelievably strong and resilient, it’s just incredible,” says Russell Hancock, president of research think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

March 17, 2021 - (Patch) - 'We Were In Trouble': Bay Area Recalls First Stay-Home Order - So we had 20 percent of the positives, but were only submitting 5 percent of the specimens," Cody said during Joint Venture Silicon Valley's State of the Valley event last month. More

March 15, 2021 - (KRON4) - Despite reports of Bay Area exodus, many are staying in California: “The index shows that Silicon Valley is a region that is on the one hand thriving, our tech economy, they turned in a banner year any way that you measure it,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture. More

March 9, 2021 - (Mercury News) - COVID: Here’s why fewer in the Bay Area qualify for stimulus payments - Russell Hancock, chief executive officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a policy analysis organization, said the pandemic has had a very uneven impact on the Bay Area’s different job sectors. More

March 4, 2021 - (KRON4) - Silicon Valley school dropout rate increasing due to COVID-19: study: According to the 2021 Silicon Valley Index, released by nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, high school graduation rates fell significantly in the 2019-20 school year. More

March 1, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - COVID-19 pushes Santa Clara County dropout rate up: The 2021 Silicon Valley Index, released by nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, showed this was especially true for homeless youth, English-language learners, Hispanic and low-income students. More

March 1, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Staedler: Insights from this year’s State of the Valley - Joint Venture Silicon Valley hosted its yearly State of the Valley conference virtually last week that discusses regional issues and the realities that our region has faced from the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges such as the regional economic drivers. More

February 26, 2021 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Report: Bay Area's venture dominance isn't threatened by rise of other hubs - But PitchBook's report echoes one from Joint Venture Silicon Valley this week that drew similar conclusions. More

February 26, 2021 - (Archyde-Reuters) - In Silicon Valley, market caps are soaring, but inequalities are still more glaring: This year, we have to face it: the pandemic has enriched the rich, while the poor are dying. “, Russell Hancock, director of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley study center, said, opening the organization’s annual conference on Tuesday, February 23. More

February 26, 2021 - (California News Times) - Julián Castro Says Silicon Valley will be a National Model for Addressing Inequality: In a keynote speech at Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual State of the Valley event on Wednesday, Castro said, “There are some nasty and difficult issues to address, such as inequality in education and lack of affordable housing opportunities. More

February 25, 2021 - (San Jose Inside) - Dr. Cody on Covid Anniversary: ‘We’re Not Going to Be the Same’: “I remember that about a year ago, we felt quite blind...,” Cody said during Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual State of the Valley event Wednesday. More

February 24, 2021 - (Washington Latest) - Conference tackles Silicon Valley's woes post COVID-19, starting with workplace diversity: Each year Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a local nonprofit, hosts the event to discuss the findings of its Silicon Valley Index report: a 100+ page gold mine of data detailing just how the South Bay is fairing in terms of economic growth and success. More

February 24, 2021 - (San Jose Inside) - What’s the Future of South Bay Transit Post-Pandemic? But what comes next will rely largely on the region’s businesses, he said Tuesday during a panel for Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual State of the Valley conference. More

February 24, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - 2020 seen as ‘catalytic moment’ for change at Silicon Valley conference: Economic recovery and redesigned workplaces were the hot topics Wednesday for those attending the second day of Joint Venture’s 17th State of the Valley conference, which brought together business and community leaders to imagine the future for Silicon Valley. More

February 24, 2021 - (News Break) - 2020 seen as ‘catalytic moment’ for change at Silicon Valley conference: Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock on Wednesday started the conference with a conversation with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Nicole Taylor, president of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation... More

February 23, 2021 - (Silicon Valley) - Sal Pizzaro: ...the tech economy and housing prices did during the pandemic (good) compared to other parts of the Bay Area economy (bad) — all topics that Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock addressed during his opening remarks Tuesday at the region’s 17th annual “town hall” meeting.   More

February 23, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Conference tackles Silicon Valley’s woes post COVID-19, starting with workplace diversity: Community leaders gathered at Joint Venture’s 17th State of the Valley conference Tuesday to discuss strategies for helping Silicon Valley address inequities. More

February 23, 2021 - (This Week) - The Best of Times. The Worst of Times: I spent some time this week attending the 2021 State of Silicon Valley event produced by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

February 20, 2021 - (MarketWatch) - Opinion: Some tech workers are leaving San Francisco. They won’t be missed - And, as the Silicon Valley Index showed last week, their growth has helped to exacerbate inequality throughout the region, which the COVID-19 pandemic only amplified and accelerated. More

February 20, 2021 - (Market Watch) - Big Tech is swallowing the rest of Silicon Valley: “Will Silicon Valley stay Silicon Valley? It depends on your perspective,” Rachel Massaro, director of research at Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, told MarketWatch. More

February 19, 2021 - (IPS Journal) - Tech workers are finally taking on Silicon Valley: ‘Google et al. recruited people by promising them that they would be working in a different kind of company – one that is, above all, transparent and pursuing a mission to make the world a better place,’ explains Margaret O’Mara, a historian of Silicon Valley [and Distinguished Fellow at Joint Venture]... More

February 19, 2021 - (Otto Trading) - Silicon Valley is not experiencing a technology exodus and money is flowing at a record rate, for a lucky few. Joint Venture Silicon Valley released its annual Silicon Valley index this week detailing what happened in the region last time. The report showed a record venture capital investment in Bay Area startups, along with booming market capitalization for public technology... More

February 19, 2021 - (Money Times) - No Silicon Valley Exodus After All? But 'Carnage' of the Poor is Expected: "I think we can all calm down," Rachel Massaro, Joint Venture's director of research, explained in a news briefing regarding the index. More

February 19, 2021  - (MarketWatch) - Silicon Valley is not suffering a tech exodus, and money is flowing in at record rate — for a fortunate few: “Today, we must frankly admit that the pandemic has made the rich richer while the poor are dying,” said Russell Hancock, chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which published its annual Silicon Valley Index this week... More

February 19, 2021 - (Science Friday) - Reprogramming Labor In Tech: SciFri producer Christie Taylor talks to legal scholar Veena Dubal, and historian Margaret O’Mara [Distinguished Fellow at Joint Venture], about this rise in union activity, and the way tech companies have impacted our lives—not just for their customers, but also for their workers. More

February 18, 2021 - (World Journal - Chinese) - Under the epidemic, Silicon Valley jobs have dropped sharply: …according to a report by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a think tank headquartered in San Jose, some industries have been hit far more than others while others actually increased jobs, such as the technology industry. More

February 17, 2021 - (Yahoo News) - Data shows Silicon Valley's low-wage workers hit hard by pandemic: Analysis contained in Joint Venture's new "Silicon Valley Index" points out, for example, that unemployment brushed close to 12 percent, worse than during the 2008 recession and the dot-com bust. More

February 17, 2021 - (Silicon Valley) - These two Bay Area cities fall in ‘best performing’ report: Joint Venture Silicon Valley estimated nearly 200,000 Bay Area residents were at risk of not making their rent or mortgage at the end of 2020. More

February 17, 2021 - (ABC) - New data shows Silicon Valley's low-wage workforce hit hard by pandemic: "It was upwards of 30 percent for some segments of our population, particularly those who were earning poverty wages," said Rachel Massaro, research director at Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies. More

February 17, 2021 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Report details stunning depth of inequality in Silicon Valley since COVID-19: The 2021 Silicon Valley Index, released by the nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies details how stark inequities in the local economy, health, hunger and digital access are more pronounced than ever before. More

February 16, 2021 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - How Silicon Valley became a bigger tale of two economies during the Covid-19 pandemic: "It's strange to talk about how well we're doing, even though we know there's all kinds of pain around us," said Russell Hancock, the CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the think tank that puts together the Index. More

February 16, 2021 - (Mercury News) -  Silicon Valley suffers huge job losses in 2020, but tech gains jobs: report - “We have a tale of two economies and a tale of two recoveries,” Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said during a news briefing to discuss the new report. More 

February 16, 2021 - (KQED) - New California Bill Takes Aim at Non-Disclosure Agreements That Block Talk of Harassment: "I don’t think that you will get a lot of pushback anywhere  in Silicon Valley on this type of legislation. That day is past," said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a think tank in San Jose that studies the regional economy. More

February 11, 2021- (New York Times) - Republican Attacks on A.O.C.: Margaret O’Mara [Distinguished Fellow at Joint Venture] advises Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, to look to John D. Rockefeller, who changed his image from “rapacious” oil baron to philanthropic benefactor...More

February 6, 2021 - (Bloomberg) - Silicon Valley Won't Last Forever, and Texas Knows It: As Margaret O’Mara [Distinguished Fellow at Joint Venture] has observed in her entertaining history of the region, a critical convergence of engineering talent, venture capital, educational institutions and government money unleashed waves of innovation...More

February 2, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Julian Castro to headline Joint Venture’s virtual “town hall”: The State of the Valley Conference, the annual “town hall” hosted by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, will be held entirely online later this month because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More

February 1, 2021 - (ZD Net) - Six industries impacted by the combination of 5G and edge computing: "The primary reason for implementing edge computing in 5G is to reduce round-trip data latency between mobile clients, the mobile network core, and cloud computing resources,'' explained David Witkowski, an IEEE senior member, and [executive director of Joint Venture's civic technologies initiative.] More 

January 11, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Happy 50th birthday to the name “Silicon Valley”: ...Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock has been preaching that philosophy for more than a decade. More

January 8, 2021 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - 2021: IN THE SHADOW OF COVID - Of the $5.6 billion in PPP loans received by 48,000 Valley businesses, the 84% that were small got only 26% of the money, according to analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies. According to Rachel Massaro, the institute’s research director, three-quarters of the two counties’ combined investible wealth of $587 billion is held by just 13% of its 1 million households. More

January 5, 2021 - (The Hill) - Google workers make waves with new labor union: “Silicon Valley companies from the very beginning have seen unions as not relevant to what they do ... and have actively opposed unionization,” said Margaret O’Mara, a professor of history at the University of Washington [and distinguished fellow at Joint Venture]... More

January 4, 2021  - (KPIX-CBS News) - Google Workers Vote To Form Company’s First-Ever Union; Will Workers At Other Silicon Valley Tech Giants Follow? "Employees feel they have a role to play in these important management decisions," said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture.  More

January 2, 2021 - (Mercury News) - Borenstein: The radical shift in Bay Area housing, jobs and transit - “Now we see that it can be done, that the economy continues, that life goes on,” says Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

January 2, 2021 - (Pacifica Tribune) - Borenstein: The radical shift in Bay Area housing, jobs and transit - “Now we see that it can be done, that the economy continues, that life goes on,” says Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

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