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February 20, 2024 - (San Jose Spotlight) - How many Santa Clara County tech workers have been laid off? ...hiring spiked the region’s market cap to an unheard $16 trillion, according to Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

February 18, 2024 - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area tech layoffs finally start to weigh down region’s job market: Tech companies seek heightened efficiency, said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

February 14, 2024 - (EdSource) - California parents pay among the highest costs for child care: Child care in techie Silicon Valley is even costlier...according to the 2023 Joint Venture Silicon Valley Index. More

February 14, 2024 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley parents face highest child care costs: Child care in Silicon Valley is even more costly...according to the 2023 Joint Venture Silicon Valley Index. More

February 9, 2024 - (Mercury News) - Pure Storage, Google, mobile games company trim Bay Area jobs as tech cutbacks widen: “Tech companies hired too many people during the pandemic, and now we are seeing right-sizing,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

January 24, 2024 - (NBC) - Bay Area tech layoffs continue despite overall economy getting AI-related boost: "...This happens over and over, it's been our story for 80 years," said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

January 19, 2024 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area job market surges with big December gains to cap off 2023: “The job numbers are impressive but not surprising,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

January 16, 2024 - (New York Post) - Tech moguls ‘optimistic’ about San Francisco despite sprawling urban decay: “San Francisco is vibrant. It’s a magnificent city,” Russell Hancock, president and chief executive of the think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

January 16, 2024 - (Los Angeles Times) - All is lost in San Francisco? City loyalists take issue with naysayers. Data may back them up: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said most disagree that San Francisco has somehow lost its allure. More

January 8, 2024 - (Silicon Valley) - Housing projects supplant Bay Area offices, stores as tech boom fades: “We will see how the housing conversions work out,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

January 5, 2024 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Economic Forecast: Tech remains king in Silicon Valley - Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said tech industry jobs losses also need to be put into perspective. More

January 5, 2024 - (SIlicon Valley Business Journal) - Economic Forecast: Empty offices, smaller projects become the new norm - "...they prefer working in pajamas and staring into a computer screen because they are utility-maximizing people,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

January 2, 2024 - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area office vacancies balloon to all-time high as tech wobbles: “Silicon Valley is an innovation economy,” Russell Hancock (CEO of Joint Venture) said. More

December 27, 2023 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Menlo Park builder's remedy project proposal getting bigger: According to a recent report from...Joint Venture Silicon Valley...office vacancies in the area rose to 19.6% at the end of the third quarter. More

December 25, 2023 - (KRON) - Silicon Valley office vacancies stuck in double digits: A December report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley shows demand for office space has been weak More

December 22, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area adds nearly 6,000 jobs in November, powered by big gains in South Bay: Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said it’s no accident that the South Bay was a big job gainer last month. More

December 19, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley office vacancies stuck in double digits: A December report from...Joint Venture Silicon Valley...shows demand for office space...has been weak More

December 1, 2023 - (Business Observer) - Does Tampa Bay have a shot at being a hub for tech business? A 2021 report by Joint Venture estimated 500,000 tech workers live in Silicon Valley. More

November 25, 2023 - (Marin Independent Journal) - Opinion: [The CPUC] should stop requiring that telephone companies maintain antiquated systems More

November 21, 2023 - (CP & DR) - News Briefs: A recent poll sponsored by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley shows that Bay Area voters are hesitant to support subsidies for commuter rail More

November 17, 2023  - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area and California job markets bounce back with October gains: “We’re still in a period of consolidation,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

November 17, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Letters: Landlines still have much to offer - I found David Witkowski’s article not very credible. More

November 16, 2023 - (Business Insider) - A boomer moved from Silicon Valley to a small city in Texas' Hill Country. ...a study by Joint Venture Silicon Valley released in October found More

November 16, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - San Jose aviation director turns in his wings: He currently serves on the board of directors for Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

November 15, 2023 - (KSTS Telemundo) - Joint Venture and Martha's Kitchen on food recovery More

November 14, 2023 - (Telemundo) - Homelessness and food insecurity a latent problem in the Bay Area: According to Joint Venture, many of the region's current residents are struggling to pay their rents or mortgages More

November 14, 2023 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Workforce development: Portraits of accomplishment: Raquel González...serves on the board of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

November 12, 2023 - (Mercury News) - APEC trade summit, protests put Bay Area in spotlight, snarl traffic: APEC and several spinoff gatherings will raise potential opportunities, said Russell Hancock, CEO Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

November 10, 2023 - (KPIX) - BART funding puzzle challenges transit officials: Polling by an organization called Joint Venture Silicon Valley suggests... More

November 10, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Letters: Wireless future - David Witkowski describes the transition from copper wire-based telecommunications to the wireless “smartphone world.” More

November 8, 2023 - (Nation World) - California regulators must embrace a wireless future: David Witkowski is the executive director of the Wireless Communications Initiative at Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

November 7, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Opinion: California regulators should embrace a wireless future - Joint Venture's David Witkowski says "Outdated rules require telephone companies to wastefully pour billions of dollars into an antiquated landline network" More

November 5, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Guaranteed Income: Can no-strings-attached payments help solve poverty in the Bay Area? according to the report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

November 3, 2023 - (NBC) - Bay Area jobs report: Latest numbers show signs of slowdown: ...there's always going to be ups and downs,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

November 3, 2023 - (Business News) - Silicon Valley’s hottest housing markets lose residents news: A new study from Joint Venture Silicon Valley found that the area’s median home sales price is set to peak at $1.53 million...More

November 2, 2023 - (KCBS) - New report shows universal basic income would greatly benefit South Bay families: A new report [from Joint Venture} looks at... guaranteed monthly income More

November 2, 2023 - (AOL) - Silicon Valley's hottest housing markets lose residents: A new study by Joint Venture Silicon Valley found the region's median home sale price...More

Novenber 2, 2023 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - SVCreate's Connie Martinez leaves artful legacy: vice president for Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network More

November 2, 2023 - (NBC Bay Area) - Why the Silicon Valley housing market is extra hot right now: According to Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the median Silicon Valley home price is up 7% in a year to an all-time high. More

October 31, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley’s hottest housing markets lose residents: A new study by Joint Venture Silicon Valley found the region’s median home sale price reached a peak of $1.53 million More

October 30, 2023 - (Spotlight) - Santa Clara County families benefit from guaranteed income, report shows: Rachel Massaro, vice president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said pandemic relief money temporarily lifted some 12 million families out of poverty nationwide. More

October 20, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area loses jobs in September, California gains nearly vanish: “The tech sector is in a transition...” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

October 16, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Vast $2 billion innovation hub eyed at NASA Ames Silicon Valley complex: “Everybody wins with this,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

October 12, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Letters: Transit support: I was pleased to see in the Joint Venture Silicon Valley poll that voters were more supportive of gas taxes than sales taxes...More

October 12, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Housing revamps of offices, shops, hotels widen in San Jose, East Bay: According to a new poll by Joint Venture...  More

October 11, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Art is good real estate: Locally there was a ...a study funded by Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

October 10, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Three ideas to improve downtown San Jose: A recent survey of regional residents by Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley found...More

October 4, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Downtown San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco office vacancies hit sky-high levels: “Employers want their people back,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

October 4, 2023 - (NBC) - What worries the Bay Area? High housing costs, poll finds: "The survey is telling us that people cannot get into housing," Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock said. More

October 4, 2023 - (USA Top News) - High housing costs worry Bay Area residents: The findings come from this year’s Joint Venture Silicon Valley poll. More

October 3, 2023 - (Mercury News) - No reason to go to downtown San Jose? A few thousand people beg to differ: a poll conducted by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

October 3, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area poll finds tepid support for public transit — a far cry from the days when voters eagerly threw money at it: “I view this as the region at a crossroads,” said Joint Venture President and CEO Russell Hancock. More

October 3, 2023 - (Business Journals) - 70% of Bay Area residents think the region's on the wrong track: Large majorities in the region also see housing, homelessness and the cost of living as "extremely serious"...according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

October 3, 2023 - (Governing) - Bay Area Residents Are Pulling Their Support for Public Transit: “I view this as the region at a crossroads,” said Joint Venture President and CEO Russell Hancock. More

October 3, 2023 - (ALF) - Onward: our regional challenges at Joint Venture...More

October 2, 2023 - (Messenger News) - Majority of San Francisco Residents Steer Clear of Downtown Due to Homeless, Crime: ‘Mood is Bleak’: ...a recent poll sponsored by the Bay Area News Group and regional think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

October 2, 2023 - (Business Journals) - Daily Digest: What locals say about 'downtown': A new poll sponsored by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley showed...More

October 2, 2023 - (California Healthline) - Broad Support For Just-Launched CARE Court: A new poll by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley found overwhelming public support for CARE Court More

October 2, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area poll: 86% of residents support CARE Court mental health overhaul. How will it work? A new poll by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley found overwhelming public support for CARE Court More

October 2, 2023 - (Mercury News) - ‘This is where society fails to have an answer’: in a new poll by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

October 1, 2023 - (Mercury News) - ‘Mood is dark’: 80% of Bay Area voters see state of big three downtowns as serious problem, poll finds - “The mood is dark,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture More

September 26, 2023 - (Axios) - Bay Area sees growth in new moms' workforce participation rate: In 2016, the Bay's birthrate dropped to its lowest since the 1980s [per] Joint Venture Silicon Valley found. More

September 15, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area adds jobs in August, but clear signs of economic slowdown emerge: “A tech-heavy economy like ours will always have an ebb and flow,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

September 15, 2023 - (Mercury News) - US Census: 300,000 Bay Area residents returned to the office in 2022 - “It’s a new ballgame,” said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

September 13, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area inflation rate cools off as price gains approach normal pace: “Inflation easing really matters in a place like the Bay Area,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

August 22, 2023 - (CBS) - Proposal would convert hotel tower to housing for San Jose State University students: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture, says property owners...More

August 18, 2023 – (Mercury News) - Economic cool down? Bay Area adds jobs in July — but pace of gains slows significantly:  “Even despite a rash of tech layoffs, the Silicon Valley economy has been growing at a rate that outpaces the state and the nation,” said Hancock of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

August 13, 2023 - (Mercury News) - California exodus: Top destination for Bay Area transplants isn’t in Texas or Florida. It’s … Seattle?: ...a revelation that surprised even Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

August 11, 2023 - (Inc. Magazine) - The Critical Role of Corporate Venture Capital After the Banking Crisis: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a nonprofit business and community group, reports that this region generates 13.1 of California's gross domestic product and holds 9.6% of jobs. More

July 31, 2023 - (Silicon Valley Business Journals) - Taylor Swift fans see red after The Eras Tour makes a stop in Santa Clara: Taylor Swift's visit to Levi's Stadium could generate $14.9 million...according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

July 29, 2023 - (CBS) - Taylor Swift tour brings Super Bowl-level economic impact to Bay Area: CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Russell Hancock, called Taylor the Beatles of the 21st century More

July 26, 2023 - (Digital Technology Guru) - Silicon Valley’s AI Concentration Raises Concerns of Inequality: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, anticipates the transformation of high-paying jobs and the potential impact on white and Asian employees. More

July 26, 2023 - (AI2 News) - Silicon Valley’s AI Boom and Potential Disparities: Organizations like Joint Venture Silicon Valley...are closely monitoring the impact of AI on employment and working towards diversifying the workforce. More

July 26, 2023 - (Fagen Wasanni Technologies) - Silicon Valley’s AI Industry Could Widen Disparities: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...hopes that AI will transform high-paying jobs and create opportunities for a more diverse workforce. More

July 26, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley’s AI boom could widen disparities: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which focuses on issues affecting quality of life in Silicon Valley, said he hopes AI jobs make the area more equitable. More

July 26, 2023 - (SF GATE) - Sj Free Food Pilot Program Feeds Those In Need: Robin Martin, executive director of Joint Venture Silicon Valley's food recovery initiative, said...More

July 25, 2023 - (NBC) - Bay Area rent prices may be cooling off, but here's why increases may be on the horizon: "We seem to have turned the corner on layoffs," Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock said. More

July 25, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - San Jose free food pilot feeds those in need: Joint Venture facilitates the pilot program at the affordable housing sites. More

July 21, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area hiring surges in June, powered by big South Bay job gains: “These numbers suggest that we’ve pulled through a period of adjustment, and we’re poised now for liftoff,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

July 18, 2023- (Northwest Democrat Arkansas Gazette) -Job cuts ease at Bay Area tech firms: Silicon Valley's underlying fundamentals are sound," said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

July 17, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Massive job cuts start to ease: “These numbers confirm what our instincts have been telling us, that Silicon Valley’s underlying fundamentals are sound,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

July 13, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - East San Jose free food market targets hunger crisis: According to ...Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, wealth inequality in the region is more pronounced than in the U.S. overall...More

July 12, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Inflation cools off further in Bay Area as consumer prices ease: "...we’re seeing the most inflation where there is a local component, especially around food and consumer spending,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

July 9, 2023 - (SF Gate) - News Roundup - Silicon Valley's unemployment rate has inched up: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said residents shouldn't be worried...More

July 8, 2023 - (KTVU) - Unemployment rate in Silicon Valley lower than rest of California: ...according to a recent report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

July 6, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Unemployment rate in Silicon Valley lower than state: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said residents shouldn’t be worried about the gradual uptick. More

June 23, 2023 - (MSN) - Feeling the pain: Annual Silicon Valley index reveals widening chasm of wealth inequality...More

June 19, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area posts robust May job gains, bounces back from weak stretch...More

June 16, 2023 - (Bloomberg) - Abu Dhabi’s G42, Israel’s Viola Launch Tech Talent Venture...More

June 14, 2023 - (Hoodline) - ~20% of Silicon Valley Homes Hold Zero or Negative Net Worth...More

June 13, 2023 - (SiliconValley.com) - Report: Eight Silicon Valley households have six times more wealth than bottom 500,000...More

June 13, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley inequality persists four years in a row...More

June 2, 2023 - (NBC) - ‘We're OK': Job Growth Continues in the Bay Area, Country: "...actually, we're OK," said Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock...More

June 1, 2023 - (Hoodline) - Bay Area Tech Job Crisis: Thousands Laid Off as Industry Grapples with Growing Pains - Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said "Tech is going through a period of adjustment...More

May 30, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes locked up in Texas prison: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a San Jose think tank, sees Holmes’ case as an outlier in Silicon Valley’s innovation economy...More

May 25, 2023 - (NBC) - Census Data Shows How the Bay Area Changed Over the Last 10 Years: Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russel Hancock said a lot of the change has to do with skilled immigrants coming in to work for tech companies. More

May 25, 2023 (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - TRULY EPIC: Applied Materials' planned $4B research center reminds Silicon Valley of its roots - "...bring semiconductor know-how and even manufacturing back to its cradle, said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

May 21, 2023 - (Davis Vanguard) - Sunday Commentary: Yes, There Is a Housing Crisis – What Do We Do About It? a survey by Joint Venture Silicon Valley found that most people agree “that sky-high housing costs are a serious problem in the Bay Area.” More

May 20, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - San Jose shrinks in population and desirability: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a group that analyzes regional issues affecting the economy and quality of life, found that the top quarter of Silicon Valley’s earners harbor 92% of the wealth. More

May 19, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area rebounds with big April job gains, despite tech losses: “These are cheery numbers, and they confirm that we’re generally healthy,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

May 18, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - San Jose no longer in Top 10 of most populous U.S. cities: Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a San Jose-based think tank, said he doesn’t view population change as a horse race. More

May 18, 2023 - (MSN) - San Jose no longer in top 10 most populous U.S. cities: "There is no prize for the largest city," said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

May 18, 2023 - (Hoodline) - San Jose Falls from Top 10 Most Populous US Cities in Potentially Troubling Trend: Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley remains optimistic...More

May 18, 2023 - (Hoodline) - Today's Massive Block Party Aims to Revitalize Downtown San Jose: a 2022 Joint Venture Silicon Valley report revealed that approximately 17.7% of Silicon Valley commercial offices remained vacant...More

May 17, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Downtown San Jose block party kicks off the weekend early: A 2022 Joint Venture Silicon Valley report reveals about 17.7% of Silicon Valley commercial offices remain vacant...More

May 17, 2023 - (County of Santa Clara) - County Urges College Students to Sign Up for Food Benefits: According to Joint Venture Silicon Valley, 42% of children in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties were at risk of food insecurity in 2022. More

May 15, 2023 - (NBC) - Bay Area Exodus: Joint Venture CEO, Russell Hancock interviewed on where people went after they leave the Bay Area. [no link available]

May 12, 2023 - (MSN) - These four Santa Clara County cities bucked California's falling population trend last year: "Santa Clara is a city that has been willing to do that, even more than its neighbors.” said Russell Hancock, Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

May 10, 2023 - (East Bay Times) - Bay Area inflation rate slows as consumer prices start to cool off: ...the Bay Area remains an exceedingly expensive region, noted Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

May 9, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Santa Clara population ticks up as rest of region drops: “If we build it they will come,” Russell Hancock, CEO of regional think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

May 9, 2023 - (Hoodline) - Santa Clara defies pop. declines in California with housing & economic expansion - SF might be turning a corner, too: “If we build it they will come,” is a sentiment echoed by Russell Hancock, CEO of regional think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

May 4, 2023 - (Mad River Union) - More than 35 organizations urge the California Legislature to address the state’s interconnection crisis: Joint Venture listed as signer...More

May 3, 2023 - (Marin Independent Journal) - Bay Area cities, L.A. lose population amid California’s tumble: “We have seen a slowdown in immigration as a result of federal policies,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

May 3, 2023 - (NBC) -‘California Exodus' Continues With Bay Area Among Regions Losing Residents: Report - Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock said declining birth rates and rising death rates are also a factor...More

May 2, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area tech layoff plans in 2023 already top the total for all of 2022: “Tech is going through a period of adjustment as society moves on from the pandemic,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

May 2, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Exodus: San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, L.A. all lose population amid California’s tumble: “We have seen a slowdown in immigration as a result of federal policies,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

April 26, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Comcast Announces New 10G Network is Coming to the Bay Area: In San Jose, CA Comcast’s Chief Network Officer, Elad Nafshi was joined by David Witkowski, Executive Director, Civic Technology Initiative of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

April 25, 2023 - (TRT World) - Bill banning caste discrimination in California clears first major hurdle: According to a 2021 report by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, Asians, including South Asians, hold 37.8 percent of technical roles...More

April 22, 2023 - (Wi-Fi Now) - New paper compares Wi-Fi offload by Google Orion to OpenRoaming: David Witkowski, executive director of Joint Venture's Civic Technologies initiative authored study. More

April 21, 2023 - (Philadelphia Citizen) - The evidence is clear: Entrepreneurs and political leaders created Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a kind of task force...More

April 21, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area tallies net job losses in March as tech slowdown jolts region: The near future is unpredictable, said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

April 21, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley leaders want to deliver faster internet services: David Witkowski, executive director of civic technology initiatives at Joint Venture Silicon Valley, were panelists at the forum moderated by San José Spotlight. More

April 20, 2023 - (Mercury News) - ‘It’s collapsing.’ Pandemic woes persist for struggling Bay Area childcare providers: “We’ve seen a trend toward Silicon Valley becoming a less conducive environment to start and raise a family,” said Rachel Massaro, vice president and director of research at Joint Venture, a San Jose-based economic think tank. More

April 17, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area tech bust emerges after yearslong regional hiring boom: “The best way to make sense of this is to understand that tech is having a ‘moment,'” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

April 17, 2023 - (Bollyside) - After years of a hiring boom, a tech bust in the Bay Area is now apparent: Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, explains that “tech is having a ‘moment’” and that downturns like this occur every eight to ten years More

April 13, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area exodus: Wealthy resident departures worsen ‘doom loop’ fears:  Russell Hancock, chief executive of ...Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said that...the Bay Area remains a “locus for innovation. More

April 12, 2023 - (CBS News) - Amid downsizing, Texas Instruments reportedly expands Silicon Valley presence: "It's never a surprise to see people locate here ...," said Russell Hancock, President and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

April 6, 2023 - (San Mateo Daily Journal) - Weathering storms: A recent report from Joint Venture: Silicon Valley shows a profound economic inequity in Silicon Valley...More

April 5, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Rodríguez: Partnerships build better opportunities for our community - I recently had the distinct honor and pleasure of participating in Joint Venture Silicon Valley‘s State of the Valley Conference...More

April 3, 2023 - (Wi-Fi Now) - Interview: In the battle of Wi-Fi offload platforms, Google Orion wins, says David Witkowski - Witkowski has tested two back-end Wi-Fi offload solutions...More

March 29, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Experts criticize San Jose State’s ranking as ‘affordable’: Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock said schools like SJSU are an affordable option...More

March 29, 2023 - (RSI) - Silicon Valley in crisis flaunts optimism: “It's a period of adjustment, explains an expert observer like Russell Hancock, president of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley think tank...More

March 29, 2023 - (Swiss Broadcasting Corp) - Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture, is interviewed on Swiss broadcast television regarding the Silicon Valley economy. More

March 24, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Job growth slows sharply in Bay Area and California amid tech layoffs: “There are two ways you can look at this,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a San Jose-based think tank. More

March 23, 2023 - (Christian Science Monitor) - Why is a California caste discrimination bill drawing mixed reviews? According to a 2021 report by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, Asians, including South Asians, hold 37.8% of technical roles...More

March 22, 2023 - (The Six Fifty) - Remote work rises and Caltrain ridership plummets: How Silicon Valley has changed three years since COVID: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a regional nonprofit think tank, publishes its Silicon Valley Index...More

March 19, 2023 - (TV3 Spain) - Silicon Valley: what will the future be like without the bank for start-ups? Spainish television interviews Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture, regarding the regional economy and recent bank failures More

March 18, 2023 - (Marin IJ) - Dan Walters: Is Silicon Valley Bank’s failure an omen for California? - “Tech is going through a painful period,” Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture...More

March 17, 2023 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - What Silicon Valley Bank’s implosion means for the future of the innovation economy:  Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a regional business group, said SVB was known for its personal service. More

March 15, 2023 - (TVE-Spanish Public Television) - Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley interviewed by Spanish Public TV, Barcelona, on Silicon Valley economy More 

March 14, 2023  - (CalMatters) - Is Silicon Valley Bank’s failure an omen for California?: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, issued its annual report on the region’s economy...More

March 13, 2023 - (Globe Echo) -“Silicon Valley Is The Microcosm Of The Excesses Of Capitalism”: report of Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute, published on February 17, the gap between rich and poor increased further in 2021...More

March 13, 2023 - (Run Down Bulletin) - “Silicon Valley is a microcosm of the excesses of capitalism”: According to the annual report of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute, published on February 17...More

March 7, 2023 - (CalMatters) - Study: Wealth disparity grows in Silicon Valley - ...according to the Silicon Valley Index, an annual report by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies...More

March 6, 2023 - (Black Facts - Post News Group) - Silicon Valley's Vast Wealth Disparity Deepens as Poverty Increased: ...according to the Silicon Valley Index More

March 2, 2023  - (Silicon Valley) - Book review: Palo Alto, like California, shines as a land of promise but is haunted by its history - eight households held more wealth than the bottom 50% (nearly half a million households), according to the Silicon Valley Index More

March 1, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Letters to the Editor: Capitalism keeps poverty going strong - The new study by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies shows disgraceful disparities in wealth. More

February 27, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Santa Clara County wants to put millions into child care: [childcare cost] has risen twice as quickly as regional inflation since 2010, according to a 2023 Joint Venture Silicon Valley report. More

February 26, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Podcast: Joint Venture Silicon Valley releases a report showing how the region is faring economically...More

February 22, 2023 - (News Break) - The Wealth Gap Is Widening: ...a new study by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies has highlighted the vast disparities in wealth, income, and other economic measures...More

February 19, 2023 - (CalMatters) -Two major California economic sectors face headwinds: Last week, a local industry group, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, issued its annual report on the region’s economy...More

February 18, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Sal Pizarro: Tunefull Townhall - There were a lot of sobering statistics talked about during this year’s State of the Valley conference...More

February 18, 2023 - (World Journal) - The poor are getting poorer/The gap between the rich and the poor in Silicon Valley widens 220,000 households: According to the Silicon Valley Index, an annual report by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies More

February 18, 2023 - (Local Today) - The enormous wealth inequality in Silicon Valley deepens as poverty increases: "...In Silicon Valley we have some of the biggest winners in the world.” - said Russell Hancock, executive director of the San Jose-based think tank. More

February 18, 2023 - (KQED) - Silicon Valley's Vast Wealth Disparity Continues to Widen as Poverty Increases: ...Silicon Valley Index, an annual report by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, the research arm of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

February 18, 2023 - (Times of San Diego) - Study Finds Silicon Valley’s Wealth Is Accompanied by Vast Inequality and Poverty: ...according to the Silicon Valley Index, an annual report by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies... More

February 18, 2023 - (SFGate) - Eight Bay Area households hold more wealth than bottom 50% combined: "We live in a capitalist system that is based on markets," said Russell Hancock, chief executive of the San Jose-based think tank. More

February 17, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Downtown San Jose office tower awaits city approval amid tech slump: San Jose officials have told Joint Venture Silicon Valley that sales tax revenue...is only at about 35% of what the revenue was prior to the pandemic...More

February 17, 2023 - (NBC Bay Area) - State of the Valley Conference: What to Expect: part of the conversation at the annual State of the Valley Conference in the South Bay on Friday. More

February 17, 2023 - (MarketWatch) - As Big Tech cuts workers, other industries are desperate to hire them: On Friday at the annual State of the Valley conference, Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO, Russell Hancock said...More

February 17, 2023 - (CapRadio) - Silicon Valley’s vast wealth disparity deepens as poverty increased: “We live in a capitalist system that is based on markets,” said Russell Hancock, chief executive of the San Jose-based think tank. More

February 17, 2023 - (NBC) - New Silicon Valley Index Report Released: Hundreds of local leaders and stakeholders attended the State of the Valley event Friday morning. More

February 16, 2023 - (Local News Matters) - Booms and busts: Silicon Valley economy divided: "...you should never get overly euphoric during the boom, and you should never get over despondent during the bust,”  - Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture...More

February 15, 2023 - (Industry Insider) - Economic Underpinnings Strong in Silicon Valley Despite Layoffs: “There is no way we can construe this as a crisis,” said Russell Hancock, the group’s CEO More

February 15, 2023 - (KCBS Radio) - KCBS Radio interviews Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, on the release of the 2023 Silicon Valley Index More

February 15, 2023 - (MSN) - Despite layoffs, experts say Silicon Valley economy is more 'bust and boom' than 'doom and gloom': Joint Venture Silicon Valley's President and CEO, Russell Hancock addressed the organization's annual report. More

February 15, 2023 - (CNET) - What Layoffs? Data Shows Silicon Valley Is More Boom Than Bust: But the latest data from Silicon Valley Index finds that the area still has historically low unemployment... More

February 15, 2023 - (ABC) -Despite layoffs, experts say Silicon Valley economy is more 'bust and boom' than 'doom and gloom': The annual Silicon Valley Index by Joint Venture Silicon Valley is set to highlight challenges and changes over the past year. More

February 15, 2023 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) -State of the Valley report for 2023 shows region in state of 'flux': "Silicon Valley is in flux" Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock said in the cover letter for this year's Index More

February 14, 2023 - (MarketWatch) - The Silicon Valley 'exodus' neared record dot-com-bust levels last year: "Yes, there is an exodus," said Russell Hancock, CEO, of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

February 14, 2023 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Despite tech layoffs and remote work, Silicon Valley's economy not in ‘crisis’ mode: Silicon Valley...maintains strong economic underpinnings... according to an annual report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

February 14, 2023 - (MaretWatch) - These 8 billionaires have more combined wealth than half of Silicon Valley residents: Eight billionaires hold more wealth than 50% of households according to Joint Venture...More

February 14, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Booms and busts: Silicon Valley economy divided - Joint Venture Silicon Valley, an organization that researches trends in the area, is releasing its annual Silicon Valley Index More

February 14, 2023 - (TD Ameritrade) - Silicon Valley 'exodus' has erased population gains of the past decade: ...according to the Silicon Valley Index. More

February 14, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Silicon Valley stays sturdy despite “gloom and doom” of tech layoffs: report: ...according to researchers for the 2023 Silicon Valley Index More

February 12, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Tech and biotech layoffs erase more than 19,000 Bay Area jobs: “We’ve reached the point where layoffs are becoming widespread in tech and biotech,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture...More

February 9, 2023 -  (Voice of America) - San Jose, California, Is US City Where Immigrants 'Thrive' the Most: Interview with Russell Hancock, CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

February 7, 2023 - (eTurbo News) - San Jose Mineta Airport Director honored by Silicon Valley: [Aitken] is an Accredited Airport Executive and is a Board Member of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

February 4, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Housing costs trouble Bay Area residents more than elsewhere in California, new poll finds: A survey by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley last year found strong resistance to the notion that the region should add more housing More

February 3, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley struggles to hire teachers despite investment in education: A 2022 Joint Venture Silicon Valley report revealed that free, public child care would allow more than 7,000 Santa Clara County households to afford basic needs...More

January 31, 2023 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Santa Clara County leader prioritizes addressing mental illness, child care - According to a 2022 Joint Venture study, nearly half of all children across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties live in households that struggle to afford basic needs. More

January 25, 2023 - (MarketWatch) - Why Big Tech is cutting thousands of jobs: "When people hear layoffs, its a highly-charged word." Russell Hancock, Joint Venture.   More

January 24, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Sal Pizarro: GATHER ROUND: The State of the Valley conference, the annual “town hall” organized every year by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, returns Feb. 17... More

January 24, 2023 - (MarketWatch) - It's an employer's market...Even Silicon Valley added nearly 13,000 workers in December and had an unemployment rate of 2% that month, according to an analysis by Joint Venture... More

January 23, 2023 - (Mercury News) - Pelosi mum on transit fiscal crisis as leaders tout $400 million for Golden Gate Bridge: if we don’t sustain basic service we’re completely undermining these federal investments,” said Ian Griffiths, who heads Seamless Bay Area...More

January 23, 2023 - (MarketWatch) - Despite tech layoffs, California and Silicon Valley added jobs at end of 2022: “The Bay Area added 13,000 jobs,” Russell Hancock, chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

January 21, 2023 - (MorningStar) -Big Tech layoffs are not as big as they appear at first glance: ...there was explosive growth during the pandemic, and all that growth was unexpected," Russell Hancock, chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

January 20, 2023 - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area defies tech layoffs, powers to big job gains in December: So far, so good, in the view of Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a San Jose-based think tank. More

January 20, 2023 - (NBC) - Google to Lay Off 12,000 Employees: Interview with Russell Hancock, Joint Venture Silicion Valley More

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