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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

January 10, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) -Tech layoffs won’t hurt downtown San Jose: Russell Hancock, CEO of think-tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said the numbers need to be kept in context. More

December 31, 2022 - (The Paradise) - Billionaires gone wild: Musk, Zuckerberg slash jobs, roll dice with future of Bay Area tech icons - Russell Hancock, CEO of think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley, sees the ups and downs...More

December 30, 2022 - (SDX Central) - Bridging the Digital Divide in 2022: during a panel...IEEE Senior Member David Witkowski addressed the potential impacts the technology may have on the already pervasive digital divide. More

December 28, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - San Jose is No. 1 metro area for immigrants: Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock said Silicon Valley’s tech industry attracts residents from across the nation...More

December 22, 2022 - (Streets Blog) -2022 – A Seminal Year for Safe and Livable Streets: Seamless Bay Area will continue its push to get better transit services...More

December 22, 2022 - (Local Today) - Offices in Silicon Valley less empty than in other regions: ...according to a recent report from joint venture Silicon Valley...More

December 21, 2022 - (KPIX) - Tesla Troubles: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture speaks with KPIX regarding Tesla layoffs. More

December 21, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley offices less empty than other regions: Rachel Massaro, director of research at Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies, noted that...the region is still churning out more new commercial space. More

December 19, 2022 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Silicon Valley's unemployment rate rose 0.2% in November: The jobless rate for the region...rose 0.2 percentage points from the middle of October to the middle of last month...[per] Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies...More

December 19, 2022 - (San Francisco Business Times) - San Francisco was fastest-growing large county in U.S. in 2021: Much of the region's economic success was...created by the Covid-19 pandemic, said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

December 18, 2022 - (SRF) -The carefree times in Silicon Valley are over: Internet giants would have to get used to the new situation after the corona boom, says Russell Hancock, Chairman of the Board of Directors [sic] at Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

December 16, 2022 - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area, California add jobs — but the gains are slowing greatly: To be adding to our total number of jobs even during a rash of layoffs just shows you that the underlying fundamentals are there,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

December 14, 2022 - (Mountain View Voice) - Food donations rise after implementation of new law: ...the program's managing partner, Joint Venture Silicon Valley Food Recovery Initiative...More

December 13, 2022 - (Government Technology) - Tech Counties Boomed in Pandemic, New Data Shows - “It was a spike, and it came back down. We’re adjusting,” Russell Hancock said. More

December 13, 2022 - (Pew) - Tech Counties Boomed in Pandemic, New Data Shows: “When the pandemic came along, we all thought it was going to be a crippling blow to our economy...” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

December 13, 2022 - (Waste 360) - Santa Clara County Businesses Donate Nearly 5 Million Pounds of Food Under New State Law: The implementation in Santa Clara County is managed by nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Food Recovery Initiative...More

December 13, 2022 - (KCBS Radio) - Santa Clara County tackles food waste in a big way: interview with Joint Venture's Robin Franz Martin, executive director of the Food Recovery Initiative  More

December 12, 2022 - (Palo Alto Online) - Food donations rise after implementation of new law: Businesses in Santa Clara County donated 4.9 million pounds of food through the program's managing partner, Joint Venture Silicon Valley Food Recovery Initiative...More

December 9, 2022 - (RTS) - Twitter, Amazon, Meta, Silicon Valley giants cut posts by the thousands: Interview with Russell Hancock on Swiss television More

December 6, 2022 - (Government Technology) - Tech Workers React to Ongoing Industry Layoffs With Shock: Their industry was going gangbusters until it wasn't, with think-tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley in February...More

December 5, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area tech workers react to layoff axes with shock, and ‘more pain’ is coming: ...with think-tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley in February reporting that “Silicon Valley’s innovation engine is red hot” and tech was leading a return in employment to pre-pandemic levels. More

December 4, 2022 - (NBC) - What Do the November Job Numbers Mean Following Rash of Tech Layoffs? Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock called the tech layoffs more of a correction after a massive hiring spree... More

December 4, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Empty pews: How COVID changed the way the Bay Area worships - ...residents say they still aren’t going to their spiritual centers as often as they did before COVID struck, according to an exclusive poll by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

December 4, 2022 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Bay Area transit agencies project doomsday scenarios. Seamless Bay Area transit advocacy group, said a mega ballot measure could be successful if it also brings transformative improvements for riders...More

November 30, 2022 - (Fast Company) - Looming recession? Some Silicon Valley executives say bring it on: Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, says that, incidentally, Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies added about 68,000 new jobs between 2020 and 2021. More

November 29, 2022 - (MarketWatch) - ‘It was not sustainable or real’: Tech layoffs approach Great Recession levels - “Silicon Valley has cycles,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

November 21, 2022 - (Mercury News) - More than 6,000 tech and biotech job cuts roil Bay Area economy: “Tech layoffs are happening. People are being affected, lives are being disrupted,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

November 20, 2022 - (Silicon Valley) -  Doomsday scenario for sinking Bay Area transit: “People don’t understand the transit system is so close to collapse,” said Ian Griffiths, who heads Seamless Bay Area... More

November 20, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Sunnyvale community briefs: Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Silicon Valley Index that shows nearly 20 percent of Silicon Valley households have zero or negative assets...More

November 20, 2022 - (CBS) - Chaos continues to reign at Twitter following Musk ultimatum, worker exodus: You're not only losing your job, you're being deported," said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

November 18, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area soars to big October job gains — but tech layoffs loom: “What the tech sector is experiencing right now should probably be seen as an adjustment,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

November 17, 2022 -  (Richmond Confidential) - Why has program to help people buy homes in San Pablo gone unused? A recent survey conducted by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley found...More

November 14, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Billionaires gone wild: Musk, Zuckerberg slash jobs, roll dice with future of Bay Area tech icons - Russell Hancock, CEO of Venture Silicon Valley, sees the ups and downs of Musk and Zuckerberg in a historical context. More

November 11, 2022 - (KCBS Radio) - Twitter's revenue drop fuels bankruptcy talk: Russell Hancock comments on changes at Twitter. More

November 9, 2022 - (Silicon Valley) - Massive tech company layoffs may jeopardize Bay Area jobs rebound: “These tech layoffs could affect other companies,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

November 7, 2022 - (Victoria Advocate) - Twitter lays off about 900 in Bay Area after Elon Musk takeover: official state report: “This isn’t the Silicon Valley way,” said Russell Hancock, CEO or Joint Venture. More

November 7, 2022 - (Silicon Valley) - Widening tech, biotech job cuts could jolt broader Bay Area economy: experts: “Tech had a bonanza during the pandemic,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

November 5, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Twitter lays off about 900 in Bay Area after Elon Musk takeover: official state report: Russell Hancock, president of civic nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said...More

November 3, 2022 - (Cupertino Today) - City of Los Altos Election Roundup: Catherine Vonnegut...served on the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Disaster Preparedness Initiative. More

October 21, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area loses jobs in September, California gains slow to a crawl: “There might be folks ready to say the sky is falling, and that’s certainly one possible interpretation,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

October 21, 2022 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Silicon Valley's unemployment rate dipped to 2.1% in September: according to the report released Friday by Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies. More

October 21, 2022 - (MarketWatch) - 'Mass layoffs' of Meta bus drivers lead to pleas for Facebook to bring workers back to the office: According to a Joint Venture Silicon Valley survey of eight large tech companies in 2019...More

October 20, 2022 - (StreetsBlogSF) - Talk on Bay Area Transit Governance: Seamless Bay Area and TransitCenter hold a panel to discuss the best way to run trains and buses and get people where they need to go More

October 20, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - San Jose: The most expensive major U.S. city for monthly bills - “There’s no surprise here,” Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

October 17, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area exodus: Median income drops as wealthy residents move out  - Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley that found 53% of registered voters in the region say they’re likely to move out of the region in the next few years. More

October 15, 2022 - (Presidential Prayer Team) - Our Communities: Migration: According to the poll conducted by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

October 7, 2022 - (Davis Vanguard) - Commentary: Call It NIMBYISM or Something Else, but Rising Housing Costs Are Taking a Toll on Our Communities - A new poll by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley found even worse, about 92 percent of respondents think cost of housing is a very serious problem More

October 7, 2022 - (SDxCentral) - Will Metaverse Create a Bigger Digital Divide? IEEE Senior Member David Witkowski, addressed the potential impacts the technology may have on the already pervasive digital divide. More

October 6, 2022 - (Cupertino Today) - Poll: Bay Area residents dissatisfied with overall quality of life - The recently released Silicon Valley Poll by Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Bay Area News Group has found that approximately three out of four residents think their quality of life has declined More

October 6, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Santa Clara County families lack critical child care, report says: A report released by Joint Venture Silicon Valley today shows free, public child care from birth through age 5 equals money in families’ pockets. More

October 5, 2022 - (Report Door) - More than half of Silicon Valley residents want to leave: ‘The mood is darkening’ - the region is on the wrong track, according to the 2022 Silicon Valley poll conducted by Joint Venture and the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

October 5, 2022 - (New York Post) - More than half of Silicon Valley residents want to leave: ‘The mood is darkening’: A whopping 64% of residents in Silicon Valley...say they are concerned the region is on the wrong track, according to the 2022 Silicon Valley poll conducted by Joint Venture and the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

October 5, 2022 - (Barron's) - More Than Half of Silicon Valley Residents Still Want to Move Away, Poll Finds: Marisa Kendall, a reporter for the Bay Area News Group, which partnered with Joint Venture on the poll, interviewed some of the respondents.  More

October 4, 2022 - (Richmond Standard) - Poll: Bay Area residents dissatisfied with overall quality of life - The recently released Silicon Valley Poll by Joint Venture Silicon Valley found that three out of four residents think their quality of life has declined. More 

October 4, 2022 - (The Real Deal) - Poll: A third of Bay Area residents oppose more housing - one-third of the region’s residents oppose building significant quantities of new homes, the San Jose Mercury News reported, citing a recent poll. More

October 4, 2022 - (Climate Online) - Poll: Bay Area residents dissatisfied with overall quality of life: The recently released Silicon Valley Poll by Joint Venture Silicon Valley...found that approximately three out of four residents think their quality of life has declined...More

October 4, 2022 - (MarketWatch) - ‘The mood is dark’ — More than half of Silicon Valley residents still want to move away, poll finds: According to a new poll by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, 64% of those surveyed said the region is on the wrong track...More

October 3, 2022 - (NBC Bay Area, Telemundo) - Insecurity and housing: residents of the Bay pessimistic about the future, according to a survey - Nearly half of people who live in the Bay Area consider crime an extremely serious problem, according to a new survey by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

October 3, 2022 - (San Francisco Standard) - Despite Housing Crisis, Bay Area Voters Are Split on a Big Build-Out of Homes, Poll Shows: voters are not solidly behind proposals to rapidly build more homes, according to a new poll by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

October 3, 2022 - (NBC Bay Area) - By the Numbers: Biggest Problems With Living in the Silicon Valley - NBC Bay Area’s Audrey Asistio spoke to Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley... More

October 3, 2022 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Poll: 64% in new survey say Bay Area is on ‘wrong track’:  a new poll out Monday reveals that two-thirds of those who responded to the Joint Venture Silicon Valley survey said the region was on the "wrong track." More

October 3, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Build more housing to ease crisis? Poll shows how Bay Area residents resist: A new survey by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley shows a solid one-third of the region’s residents oppose building significant quantities of new homes. More

October 2, 2022 - (Mercury News) - New poll shows doom and gloom in Bay Area, with one bright spot: Bay Area residents are finding a lot to be cheerless about these days, according to an exclusive poll by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

October 2, 2022 - (Silicon Valley) - Bay Area exodus: Residents still want out, new poll finds. Here’s who is most anxious to leave: A new survey found more than half (53%) of registered voters queried by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley say they’re likely to move out of the region More

October 2, 2022 - (News Max) - Survey: Bay Area Residents' Exodus Plans Above 50 Percent for Second Straight Year - ...poll conducted by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley, 53% of respondents said they're likely to move out of the region soon. More

September 29, 2022 - (StreetsBlog SF) - Election: Sustainable Transportation Advocates Survey Bay Area Candidates - They have published the responses. From Seamless Bay Area, which is hosting the results More

September 28, 2022 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Total Transit final tally: 17 agencies, all 9 counties, 25 rides on an epic Bay Area transit journey: According to Seamless Bay Area, Dumbarton Express isn't actually one of the 27 Bay Area transit agencies. More

September 27, 2022 - (San Jose News Bulletin) - The report raises questions about the integration of public transport in the Gulf region: The Bay Area has more transit agencies than other large metro areas like Boston and Chicago, said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

September 26, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Report raises questions about integrating Bay Area public transit: ...according to a recent report—authored by Seamless Bay Area, SPUR, Bay Area Council, TransForm, Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley... More

September 22, 2022 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Bay Area transit agencies pledged to make sweeping reforms during pandemic. Are they doing it?  The report card, by Seamless Bay Area, the Bay Area Council and other business and transportation advocacy groups [including Joint Venture], comes a year after transit leaders committed to those across-the-board changes. More

September 19, 2022 - (Mass Transit) - Can we ride all 27 Bay Area transit agencies in one day? Experts doubt it, but #TotalTransit2022 hopes to find out: Seamless Bay Area...seeks to turn the Bay Area's fragmented transit system into a world-class, widely used one. More

September 16, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area and California job markets slow in big way as economy wobbles: “Thank goodness for tech,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a San Jose-based think tank. More

September 15, 2022 - (Financial Advisor iQ) - New York is the World’s Wealthiest City, Study Says: The Bay Area includes Silicon Valley, in which the wealthiest 25 percent of households hold 92 percent of the wealth, according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

September 12, 2022 - (StreetsBlog) - This Week: Megaprojects, AC Transit Board, BART Board - Join Seamless Bay Area, East Bay Transit Riders Union, Transport Oakland, SPUR, BikeEastBay, Streets for People, and East Bay YIMBY for a candidate forum. More

September 12, 2022 - (Mass Transit) - Where will BART take us 50 years from now? These simple quality-of-life measures are long overdue and will make it easier for people to ride BART... said Ian Griffiths, policy director for the Seamless Bay Area...More

August 22, 2022 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Unemployment dips slightly in July while number of new jobs added is most in a year, study finds: Silicon Valley's unemployment rate dipped slightly in July, dropping 0.1% to hit 2.1% fo the month, according to an analysis released Monday by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

August 19, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Job boom: Bay Area, South Bay, California post big July hiring gains: “It’s important for our region to focus on the quality of the jobs and the quality of life we’re providing for our residents,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

August 17, 2022 - (StreetsBlogSF) - Op-ed: SB 917 Fails — Yet it Succeeds: Numerous collaborative meetings were held between transit agencies, Senator Becker’s office, and bill cosponsors, which included SPUR, Transform, Bay Area Council, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

August 5, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley sees slight uptick in unemployment: A report by Joint Venture Silicon Valley shows unemployment rates increased by 0.4% in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties More

July 28, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - How many jobs does it take to pay rent in San Jose? “There is no family who can sustain themselves on minimum wage...,” Rachel Massaro, vice president and director of research of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

July 27, 2022 - (Courthouse News Service) - Twitter the latest tech company to cut office in San Francisco, nixing plans to expand to Oakland: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said...More

July 26, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Survey says San Jose #1 for millennials. Experts disagree.: A Joint Venture Silicon Valley report also found “shocking wealth disparity” with the top quarter of Silicon Valley earners ...More

July 26, 2022 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Unemployment rose in Silicon Valley for the first time in five months: the jobless rate for the region including Santa Clara and San Mateo counties hit 2.2% last month from 1.8% in May according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

July 22, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area powers to biggest job gains in three months but California falters: Overall, the job trends in the Bay Area point to both hopeful and troubling signs for the region’s economy, said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

July 22, 2022 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - It Sure Ain't Worth What it Used to Be: ...small businesses is affected not just by government regulation, inflation or supply chain costs, but the health of the region's dominant tech industry, said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

July 21, 2022 - (California 18) - Silicon Valley: The Highest Paying Companies in the U.S. Region in 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle reported that according to an annual report by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a non-profit company, it found that 25% of Silicon Valley’s population holds 92% of the region’s wealth. More

July 3, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Rare vortex of economic troubles descends on Bay Area residents, businesses: Though rising consumer prices are often accompanied by increases in wages, such raises are rarely distributed equally across income levels, said Russell Hancock, CEO of think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

June 29, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Adina Levin founded the nonprofit Seamless Bay Area in March 2020 to try to unify different forms of transit across the region. More

June 24, 2022 - (Streets Blog) - BART Endorses Fare Integration, Ferry for Western Alameda: Seamless Bay Area...scored a major victory Thursday when the BART Board unanimously voted to endorse Senate Bill 917 More

June 20, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Inequity in Silicon Valley persists for people of color: “The data speaks for itself, and it says that we have profound disparities that are getting worse, not better,” Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

June 17, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area, California both gain jobs in May, but slowdown intensifies: Companies are anxious to hire workers, but prospective employees aren’t necessarily rushing to apply for jobs, said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

June 17, 2022 - (Mountain View Voice) - I would like to support a new business tax: ...you were sent an analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley's research group comparing your proposed tax with those in neighboring cities. More

June 15, 2022 - (MarketWatch) - From Great Resignation to Forced Resignation: Tech companies are shifting to layoffs after a huge ramp up in hiring - The market cap aggregate of about 300 publicly traded tech companies is at its lowest now...says Rachel Massaro, vice president of research at the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

June 15, 2022 - (Slash Gear) - Inside The End Of Silicon Valley's Dynasty: Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Institute for Regional Studies (opens as a PDF) say Silicon Valley spans four counties, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, and Santa Cruz. More

June 12, 2022 - (KQED) - 'My Roots Are at the Flea Market': As La Pulga Closure Looms Over Vendors, One San José Family Weighs the Future: In 2021, only 32% of potential first-time home buyers could afford a median-priced home in Santa Clara County, according to an annual report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

June 10, 2022 - (Pleasanton Weekly) - Embarcadero Media president announces retirement: He joined the newly formed Smart Valley, a nonprofit organization that was part of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley...More

June 7, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Milpitas official wants to cut City Council salaries, benefits: The top quarter of Silicon Valley earners account for 92% of the region’s wealth, according to a report by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

June 6, 2022 - (Tech Central) - A grim new reality sets in for US tech companies: “Everybody discovered that tech was not only nice, it was indispensable,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

June 4, 2022 - (Bloomberg) - ‘No Longer Sure Bets’: Tech Giants Are Dropping Bad News Daily. From Seattle to Silicon Valley to Austin, a grim new reality is setting in across the tech landscape... More

June 1, 2022 - (Tip Sale Tips) - Google and Twitter launch experiment on Silicon Valley work: “We’re in the midst of a change and it could be a sea change,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of the Silicon Valley Joint Venture think tank. More

May 20, 2022 - (KRON4) - Silicon Valley lease transactions are up as workers return to the office: According to the latest analysis from Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, leasing volume in the region continued a steady trend in the first Q1 of 2022. More

May 20, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) -San Jose national quality of life ranking gives critics pause: Russell Hancock, CEO and president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said he thinks San Jose would rank high on most metrics...More

May 20, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area, California job gains slow as post-COVID rebound wilts: “The new hybrid models will reduce demand for space and associated services,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

May 19, 2022 - (StreetsBlog) - Update on Efforts to Integrate Transit: The bill, which is co-sponsored by Seamless Bay Area, Bay Area Council, TransForm, Silicon Valley Leadership Council, and Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

May 16, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Post-COVID jobs recovery in Bay Area, California lags other states: “The Bay Area was far more cautious and conservative than other parts of the country,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

May 13, 2022 (Palo Alto Online) - Opinion: A Palo Alto business tax and the space-time continuum - According to Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the corporate wealth of Silicon Valley and San Francisco is $14 trillion. More

May 3, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Exodus: Bay Area, California population dropped in 2021 as people exited - “Huge percentages of those leaving aren’t departing the Bay Area,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...  More

May 2, 2022 - (Washington Post) - America Needs Elon Musk — to Sell Electric Cars: Analysts at Coltura, a nonprofit that is working to accelerate the transition from gasoline, calculate that the top 10% of drivers consume 32% of the gasoline...More 

May 1, 2022 - (KRON-4)) - Election 2022: District 4 Santa Clara County supervisor runs unopposed: Ellenberg sits on the boards of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley Clean Energy. More

April 29, 2022 - (KPIX-5) - Airbnb Embracing Remote Workforce; Employees Allowed To Work And Live Anywhere: Think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley says workplace flexibility is going to be the new norm. More

April 26, 2022 - (Inside Philanthropy) - A Tale of Two Valleys: Five Ways Philanthropy Can Change to Make Silicon Valley More Equitable - "...the rich kept getting richer while the poor became poorer," said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

April 18, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley unemployment drops as hospitality sees slow recovery: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture, told San José Spotlight spring weather and relaxing of some COVID-19 restrictions is creating more demand for services in leisure and hospitality. More

April 18, 2022 - (Migrationology) - Silicon Valley sees steady job growth: The unemployment in Silicon Valley dropped to 2.4% in March according to a report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies. More

April 18, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Silicon Valley’s COVID windfall raises alarms about region’s economy: “The big story of Silicon Valley’s pandemic years was money, money and more money,” said Margaret O’Mara, a University of Washington professor [and distinguished fellow at Joint Venture] More

April 18, 2022 - (KRON4) - Silicon Valley continues to add jobs: report - According to an analysis by Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies, the employment rate in the region decreased to 2.4%, falling less than half of what it was a year ago. More

April 15, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area, California job gains slow down dramatically in March: Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a San Jose-based think tank, said he doesn’t worry about the monthly fluctuations. More

April 15, 2022 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Here’s where median incomes increased the most in the Bay Area during the last decade: “The top quarter of earners in Silicon Valley command 92% of the wealth,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of the nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

April 14, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - A vision of seamless Bay Area transit gets another chance: Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture, described how easy it was to travel by bus and train in Singapore and the Netherlands compared to San Francisco. More

April 13, 2022 - (ABC) - Effort underway to unify Bay Area's 27 transit operators as commuters return to work: To get the fragmented network of 27 Bay Area transit operators to work together to coordinate fares, schedules and service to improve passenger experience. More

April 8, 2022 - (StreetsBlog) - Seamless Bay Area, the folks who are trying to get the Bay Area’s 29 transit operators to play nice together with a unified fare structure, coordinated schedules, and free transfers, is recruiting people...for the upcoming Bay to Breaker’s run. More

April 3, 2022 - (The Silicon Insider) - Podcast: a Joint Venture Silicon Valley report detailing a market cap of $14 trillion for public Silicon Valley tech companies More

April 2, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley residents left in droves during pandemic: “One way to look at it is, ‘Oh my gosh, the sky is falling, people are leaving,’ but that’s not happening at all,” Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley More

March 28, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley unemployment declines but disparities increase: It’s good news that people are hiring and creating more jobs, according to Russell Hancock, Joint Venture president and CEO. More

March 25, 2022- (City of Santa Clara) - Special Earth Day Outdoor Storytime with Supervisor Susan Ellenberg: (Ellenberg) sits on the boards of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

March 25, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Bay Area, California rocket to big job gains in February, post-COVID rebound widens: “Spring has sprung,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. “Our economy’s strong underpinnings never went away, despite the pandemic.” More

March 23, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Opinion: How we can close the inequality gap in Silicon Valley - Joint Venture board co-chair Nicole Taylor reflects on where our giving needs to go. More

March 22, 2022 - (Mercury News) - ‘Class traitors’: Why rich Bay Area millennials are getting rid of their wealth - In Silicon Valley, the richest 25% of households control 92% of the region’s wealth, according to the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Index. More

March 19, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Sal Pizarro: The Kids Table, the third annual event hosted by Supervisor Susan Ellenberg celebrates champions for children; panel includes Quency Phillips, executive director of Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Building Back Better... More

March 18, 2022 - (MSN) - Silicon Valley records slight rise in unemployment rate: "The recent easing of restrictions in Silicon Valley will likely mean the gradual increase in employment for restaurants, retail establishments, and other indoor places..." said Ryan Young, affiliated researcher at the Institute. More

March 18, 2022 - (News Break) - Silicon Valley records slight rise in unemployment rate to start 2022: According to Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies — the decline represents more than half of the job gains...More

March 18, 2022 - (Palo Alto Online) - COVID brings uneven changes to Silicon Valley workplaces: Joint Venture Silicon Valley released its annual "Silicon Valley Index," which tracks trends in employment, population and education. More

March 17, 2022- (KRON-4) - Silicon Valley records slight rise in unemployment rate to start 2022: According to an analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the decline represents more than half of the job gains experienced between mid-October and mid-December of last year. More

March 17, 2022 - (Gilroy Dispatch) - South County unemployment rate grows slightly: Employers in Silicon Valley cut nearly 13,400 workers between mid-December and mid-January, according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

March 14, 2022 - (San Jose Inside) - Silicon Valley Unemployment Rate Increase in January Tied to Covid Cases: According to Joint Venture Silicon Valley, this represents job growth of 13.5% over that nine-month period. More

March 13, 2022 - (NBC) - Silicon Valley Unemployment Rate on the Rise: Employers in Silicon Valley cut nearly 13,400 workers between mid-December and mid-January, according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

March 7, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Google and Twitter reopenings launch grand experiment on the future of Silicon Valley work: “We’re in the midst of a change and it could be a sea change,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

March 3, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight)According to a recent report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley, more than 45% of children in the county—244,000 kids—live in households that don’t earn enough money to cover basic needs. More

March 3, 2022 - (USA Today) - 'It could happen tomorrow': Experts know disaster upon disaster looms for West Coast - The HayWired Scenario [a cooperative project with Joint Venture] is a detailed look at the cascading calamities that will occur when a major earthquake strikes the Bay Area's Hayward Fault. More

March 2, 2022 - (Morgan Hill Times) - Guest view: Study finds homeownership builds equity - A recent study on Homeownership in Silicon Valley conducted by the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for regional studies...More

February 18, 2022- (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Podcast: Joint Venture Silicon Valley came out this week with its annual report on the state of the Valley. Wow! More

February 18, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Silicon Valley’s equity grade is below flunking: Officials from Joint Venture Silicon Valley highlighted bleak findings on Friday, when it released its report at the annual State of the Valley conference. More

February 18, 2022 - (Time News) - Silicon Valley’s population decline is the highest since the dot-com crash: ...the population of the area...has declined for the first time in more than a decade, said Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock. More

February 18, 2022 - (News Break) - Silicon Valley’s equity grade is below flunking: The 2022 Silicon Valley Index found that while jobs are back to pre-pandemic levels in the region, income inequality widened, inflation skyrocketed and housing prices soared. More

February 18, 2022 - (Honest Columnist) - Silicon Valley’s population shrank in 2021 unlike any time since the dot-com bust, but it wasn’t just because people left: The net effect was that “Silicon Valley’s population has declined for the first time in more than a dozen years,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley...More

February 18, 2022 - (Local News Matters) - Silicon Valley wealth gap widens amid tech gains while other sectors stagnate: Shocking wealth disparity is one of the most significant trends described by Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture... More

February 17, 2022 - (KALW) - Report says wealth gap widening in Silicon Valley: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, will soon release the full data in their annual Silicon Valley Index report– including data on last year's economic trends. More

February 17, 2022 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - THE VALLEY TAKES OFF — BUT LEAVES MANY BEHIND: The latest Silicon Valley Index depicts a region in the midst of an economic boom — but one that leaves the most vulnerable residents further behind and has prompted others to leave. More

February 17, 2022 - (Market Watch) - Silicon Valley’s population shrank in 2021 unlike any time since the dot-com bust, but it wasn’t just because people left: “Silicon Valley’s population has declined for the first time in more than a dozen years,” Russell Hancock, chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said this week in a news briefing... More

February 16, 2022 - (KRON) - Silicon Valley's income inequality continues to grow (video): Ahead of Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual Silicon Valley Index, officials released some of its latest findings that show the region's employment...More

February 16, 2022 - (NBC) - Silicon Valley’s income inequality continues to grow: Ahead of Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual Silicon Valley Index, officials released some of its latest findings...More

February 15, 2022 - (Greely Tribune) - Strong boom in Silicon Valley job market, inflation rises: “We have recovered,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a think tank. More

February 15, 2022 -  (ABC7) Silicon Valley #tech giants have grown, adding jobs during the #pandemic. Yet the Valley has lost population, has seen an exodus & has seen its wealth gap widen. See where people are moving. @JointVentureSVN released its annual report card Tuesday. #abc7now  More

February 15, 2022 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Report warns of worsening wealth gap in Silicon Valley: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a group that analyzes regional issues affecting the economy and quality of life, highlighted these bleak findings and more at a Tuesday news briefing... More

February 15, 2022 - (CNET) - In Silicon Valley, big tech gets bigger but leaves many behind: Tech industry employment in the region, which had steadily stood at about 25% for years, has risen to 29%, according to the 2022 Silicon Valley Index More

February 15, 2022 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - New report shows Silicon Valley’s huge wealth gap: 25% of population holds 90% of wealth: Wealth disparities and out migration increased across Silicon Valley last year...according to an annual report from nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

February 15, 2022 - (Silicon Valley) - Silicon Valley job market bounces back strongly, inflation soars: report: The latest reading on the economy in Silicon Valley... was released on Tuesday by Joint Venture Silicon Valley as part of its 2022 Silicon Valley Index report. More

February 13, 2022 - (Aptos Times) - PLANNING AHEAD FOR THE 3G SHUTDOWN: Witkowski serves as executive director of the Wireless Communications Initiative at Joint Venture Silicon Valley... More

February 11, 2022 - (The Almanac) - Joint Venture Silicon Valley hosts conference:  The event includes a panel that will discuss Joint Venture's annual Silicon Valley Index, a data-driven analysis report of the region's economy. More

February 4, 2022 - (Aviation Today) -PODCAST: IEEE’s David Witkowski [executive director of Joint Venture's civic technologies initiatives] Talks 5G C-Band and Aircraft Radio Altimeter Interference - Witkowski provides some perspective as to why the deployment of 5G C-Band services should not be a major concern for airlines...More

February 3, 2020 - (Cupertino Today) - Silicon Valley’s unemployment rate nears pre-pandemic level: A report released in Oct. 2021 by Joint Venture Silicon Valley showed the greater Silicon Valley employment levels between Aug. and Sept. grew most notably in Leisure and Hospitality... More

February 1, 2022 - (KPIX - CBS) - Bay Area Tech Shuttle Buses Returning After Disappearing During Pandemic: “Before the pandemic, people thought that work had to take place in an office,” said Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock. More

January 28, 2022 - (Mercury News) - Q&A: Russell Hancock on Silicon Valley’s economy and COVID rebound: Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, is keeping a close eye on the Bay Area’s economy...More

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

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