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Silicon Valley unemployment edges up to 2.2% Jul 2022
Silicon Valley unemployment drops to 1.8%, lowest in 30+ years Jun 2022
Joint Venture Board adds Kelly Kline Jun 2022
Silicon Valley unemployment rate dips to 2.0%, lowest in 22 years May 2022
Q1 2022 Commercial Space Report: Lease transactions up; square footage commitments down May 2022
Joint Venture stewards Santa Clara County Food Recovery Program; helps grocery stores fight climate change, stop hunger Apr 2022
Silicon Valley unemployment continues decline Apr 2022
Joint Venture announces strategic partnership with Seamless Bay Area Mar 2022
Silicon Valley unemployment drops below pre-pandemic at 2.8% Mar 2022
Unemployment rate in Silicon Valley Rises to 3.2% Mar 2022
2022 Silicon Valley Index: Top 25% hold 92% of the wealth Feb 2022
Media Advisory: 2022 State of the Valley conference Feb 2022
Institute: Unemployment drops 2.8 percentage points since January 2021 Jan 2022
Unemployment rate continues to fall in Silicon Valley Dec 2021
Silicon Valley unemployment rate down slightly in October Nov 2021
Joint Venture board elects Karena Shackelford, City Manager of Fremont Nov 2021
Commercial real estate sales up in Q3 to $6.3 billion - highest since 2015 Nov 2021
Unemployment: Silicon Valley rate down 0.8 points in September Oct 2021
Silicon Valley Poll: More than half of residents considering move out of Bay Area Oct 2021
Silicon Valley multifamily housing: rental rates up over 2020 dip Sep 2021
Joint Venture champions full release of gasoline data Aug 2021
Joint Venture tapped to oversee Santa Clara County food recovery Aug 2021
Unemployment: Silicon Valley unemployment rate down 0.2 points in July Aug 2021
News Release: Q2 commercial leasing activity exceeds 2020 by 50% Aug 2021
Quency Phillips to head Building Back Better initiative Jul 2021
Data Release: Silicon Valley unemployment rate up 0.4 points Jul 2021
Data Release: 2021 stock market performance Jul 2021
Study: Homes adjacent to small cell wireless facilities retain value Jul 2021
Data Release: May 2021 Silicon Valley unemployment analysis Jun 2021
Joint Venture Board adds new directors Jun 2021
Joint Venture's Institute for Regional Studies names Drew Starbird Senior Fellow Jun 2021
Data Release: Silicon Valley unemployment nudges slightly lower May 2021
Data Release: Silicon Valley unemployment rate falls to 5.1% Apr 2021
Joint Venture names Jody Meacham Senior Fellow Apr 2021
Joint Venture board adds Neeraj Vadhan of Accenture Mar 2021
2021 Silicon Valley Index: COVID has affected everything Feb 2021
Media Advisory: 2021 State of the Valley conference Feb 2021
City, county officials secure publication of gasoline sales data Jan 2021
Data Release: Silicon Valley unemployment falls to 5.1% in November Dec 2020
Data Release: Silicon Valley unemployment sees temporary gains Nov 2020
Joint Venture board adds new members Nov 2020
Fact Sheet: Unprecedented voter turnout for the general election Nov 2020
Institute Report: Year-to-date leasing activity 46% of last year's total Oct 2020
Data Release: Silicon Valley unemployment declines by 0.4 percentage points Oct 2020
Silicon Valley food insecurity & distribution pre and post pandemic Oct 2020
Data Release: Silicon Valley stock trends six months into market recovery Oct 2020
Joint Venture doubles down on climate change, adds key players to climate roster Sep 2020
Joint Venture board names Nicole Taylor and Dave Wehner as co-chairs Sep 2020
Data Release: Silicon Valley unemployment rate for August down to 7.5% Sep 2020
Data Release: Silicon Valley unemployment rate for July 2020, down 1.4 percentage points to 9.3% Aug 2020
Institute Report: Commercial rents remain relatively steady with a wait-and-see approach during pandemic Jul 2020
Data Release: Silicon Valley unemployment rate for June 2020, down slightly Jul 2020
Joint Venture appoints Ashley Raggio to head Silicon Valley Talent Partnership Initiative Jul 2020
TRENDING: Bay Area public interest topics, 2020 Jul 2020
Data Release: Silicon Valley steps up regional response funding Jul 2020
Silicon Valley IPOs down in first half of 2020 Jun 2020
Data Release: Silicon Valley unemployment down slightly in May Jun 2020
Joint Venture Board Adds Rakesh Chaudhary, M.D Jun 2020
COVID-19’s Silver Lining: Better air quality, less traffic, safer highways Jun 2020
Silicon Valley unemployment reaches record high May 2020
April Bay Area consumer price index down - first since 2003 May 2020
Hiring falls 25% since onset of COVID-19 May 2020
Silicon Valley Layoffs After Onset of COVID-19 May 2020
Silicon Valley and San Francisco stock trends amid COVID-19 Apr 2020
Institute releases analysis on consumer spending trends Apr 2020
Q1 2020 Commercial Space Report: COVID-19 causes delays Apr 2020
Silicon Valley Unemployment Increased to 3.1% in Earliest Response to COVID-19 Apr 2020
Bay Area Hiring Falls 4.8 Percent Since COVID-19 Onset Apr 2020
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Pivots in Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Mar 2020
Newly Formed Silicon Valley Food Recovery Council Joins Forces to Prevent Food Waste, Feed the Hungry Mar 2020
2020 Silicon Valley Index: Continued Expansion, Mounting Challenges Feb 2020
Joint Venture publishes Bridging the Gap - 21st Century Wireless Telecommunications Handbook Jan 2020
The Lexicon of Silicon Valley: Words that Shape the Narrative Dec 2019
University President and Major Developer Added to Joint Venture Board Nov 2019
Massive New Warehouse/Distribution Developments in Fremont Nov 2019
Joint Venture board adds new members Sep 2019
Demand for Commercial Space Drives Construction Boom Aug 2019
Data Release: Power Emissions Intensity Comparisons Jul 2019
Joint Venture Food Recovery Partners with Loaves & Fishes Jun 2019
Joint Venture Board Adds Two New Members Jun 2019
Institute Report: Huge amount of commercial space under construction; new high rivals dot com boom May 2019
Jeff Lewis named Director, Smart Region Initiative Apr 2019
Silicon Valley sets pace for electric vehicle adoption Apr 2019
Joint Venture board adds seven new members Mar 2019
2019 Silicon Valley Index: Investment pouring in to megadeals, yet fewer early-stage deals for startups; commercial space booming; challenges mount Feb 2019
Joint Venture Silicon Valley appoints Robin Doran VP Communications Jan 2019
Joint Venture appoints Floor Koudijs to head Silicon Valley Talent Partnership Jan 2019
Joint Venture Civic Technologies executive to chair IEEE’s 5G Deployment Working Group Nov 2018
Joint Venture board adds Fremont City Manager Mark Danaj Nov 2018
Institute Report: Commercial space construction boom continues; industrial vacancy rates at 18-year low Oct 2018
Joint Venture taps Ed Balocating to head Smart Cities Initiative Oct 2018
Joint Venture board elects Brigade’s Matt Mahan as new private sector co-chair; Board also adds Facebook, Caliva executives Sep 2018
Joint Venture taps Mick Greco as Executive Vice President and Director of Development Jul 2018
Peninsula economy update: Jobs, population growth continue pressure on housing and transit Jul 2018
Joint Venture board adds labor leader Jun 2018
Sobrato funds award $150,000 in grants to Joint Venture Food Rescue Initiative May 2018
Institute Report: Q1 2018 Commercial Space Report Apr 2018
Institute Report: Silicon Valley birthrate lowest in 30 years; women having fewer children and waiting longer Mar 2018
Joint Venture endorses regional transportation Measure 3 Mar 2018
2018 Silicon Valley Index: Enduring tech success puts more pressure on families, commuters Feb 2018
Joint Venture board adds SJC Director of Aviation, KQED CEO Nov 2017
Institute Report: Silicon Valley commercial office completions in Q3 highest in more than 20 years Nov 2017
Institute Special Report: Surge in Silicon Valley retirements to create labor force challenges Oct 2017
Joint Venture board adds Ernst & Young LLP San Jose Managing Partner Sep 2017
Institute Update: Silicon Valley employment hit all-time high and pay gap widened in 2016; job growth slows Sep 2017
Institute report: Silicon Valley office vacancy rates up over three quarters Aug 2017
Peninsula economy update: Job growth slows, housing crisis continues Jul 2017
Joint Venture, Silicon Valley Talent Partnership join forces Jun 2017
Joint Venture board adds UCSC, Stanford Health Care leaders Jun 2017
Joint Venture launches Community Broadband Initiative, names Dr. Mohammad Shakouri as director Jun 2017
Joint Venture leader joins Connected City Advisory Board May 2017
Institute Snapshot: Breakdown of Silicon Valley local elected officials May 2017
Joint Venture launches Smart Region Initiative Apr 2017
Silicon Valley commercial real estate market cools after big gains in 2016 Apr 2017
Joint Venture partners with Smart Cities Council on Silicon Valley conference Mar 2017
Joint Venture and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition unveil regional bike plan Mar 2017
Joint Venture board adds A’s, Earthquakes, Water Board leaders Mar 2017
Four Peninsula cities green-light north-south bike corridor planning process Mar 2017
2017 Silicon Valley Index: 7 straight years of economic expansion shows few signs of slowing down Feb 2017
Joint Venture, NIST, and NTIA partner with local governments and companies to lead efforts for smart cities Feb 2017
Congressman Ro Khanna elected to Joint Venture board Jan 2017
Joint Venture honors Netflix CEO Reed Hastings with 2017 David Packard Award for civic entrepreneurship Dec 2016
Joint Venture board adds Google, Silicon Valley Bank executives Nov 2016
Peninsula economy update: Job growth and more residents worsen housing shortage, transportation Nov 2016
Job growth, rising home prices increase Silicon Valley megacommuting Nov 2016
Joint Venture publishes wireless guide for government leaders Oct 2016
Mobility project wins $1 million federal grant Oct 2016
Institute Report: Silicon Valley, San Francisco household incomes up Oct 2016
Regional Mobility Partnership to Bring SoBi Smart-Bikes to Peninsula Sep 2016
Joint Venture adds leaders from LinkedIn, The Irvine Company and SJSU to its board of directors Sep 2016
Joint Venture receives U.S. Geological Survey grant Jun 2016
Grand Boulevard Initiative awarded $350,000 Caltrans grant Jun 2016
Joint Venture board adds top exec at Ernst & Young and Water District Chair Jun 2016
Peninsula economy update: job growth, housing shortage both climbing Jun 2016
Joint Venture taps San Mateo County CIO Jon Walton as co-chair of its Wireless Communications Initiative  May 2016
Joint Venture celebrates Santa Clara EV charging center opening Apr 2016
Institute update: Peninsula economy surge is straining housing Apr 2016
Joint Venture, County of Santa Clara and Silicon Valley Talent Partnership collaborate to reduce food waste and end hunger in Silicon Valley Mar 2016
Joint Venture board endorses 9-county S.F. Bay Measure AA  Mar 2016
Joint Venture board adds University of Phoenix and Jones Lang LaSalle executives Mar 2016
Joint Venture and Silicon Valley Talent Partnership join to address hunger and food waste Mar 2016
2016 Silicon Valley Index: Tech economy surging to new levels Feb 2016
Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka named recipient of Joint Venture's 2016 Packard Award Jan 2016
Joint Venture partner Urban Harvester receives $50,000 grant from Wells Fargo to help reduce hunger in Bay Area Jan 2016
Silicon Valley, S.F. patents climbing fast Oct 2015
Joint Venture, U.S. Geological Survey join forces Oct 2015
Joint Venture taps Vijay Sammeta as Co-chair of Wireless Initiative Oct 2015
Silicon Valley, S.F. incomes continue upsurge Sep 2015
Sherri Sager of LPCH elected to Joint Venture board Sep 2015
Joint Venture taps David Witkowski as Director of its Wireless Communications Initiative Sep 2015
Bay Area income inequality gap eclipses U.S. Jul 2015
Joint Venture board adds four new members Jun 2015
Silicon Valley population hits 3 million May 2015
Poverty rate 11.3 percent in affluent Bay Area Mar 2015
Joint Venture board elects Sam Liccardo co-chair Mar 2015
New study on clean energy in China and U.S. Mar 2015
2015 Silicon Valley Index: Tech economy flourishing from San Jose to San Francisco and getting hotter Jan 2015
Chuck Reed, Chris DiGiorgio named recipients of 2015 Joint Venture Packard Award Jan 2015
Joint Venture reports a third of Silicon Valley’s young adults are living with a parent Dec 2014
NASA’S Michael Marlaire joins Joint Venture Dec 2014
Sam Liccardo among five new Joint Venture board members Nov 2014
Silicon Valley incomes rising, health insurance coverage gaining, poverty rates declining Sep 2014
Joint Venture board adds Rob Chapman Sep 2014
Joint Venture taps Larry Carr as Executive Vice President Aug 2014
Joint Venture board appoints new co-chair, adds 2 new members Jun 2014
Joint Venture board adds three new members Mar 2014
2014 Silicon Valley Index: Economy is sizzling, but not for all Feb 2014
Grand Boulevard Progress Update Dec 2013
Joint Venture board adds Santa Clara University provost Nov 2013
Joint Venture board adds four new members Sep 2013
Joint Venture adds board members from Google, SVB, McKinsey & Co. Jun 2013
Job Announcement - Institute Director Apr 2013
Joint Venture adds three new board members Mar 2013
2013 Silicon Valley Index: Strong growth propels Silicon Valley from recession Feb 2013
Joint Venture launches Smart Energy Enterprise Development Zone Jan 2013
Lenny Mendonca wins 2013 Packard Award Jan 2013
Joint Venture board elects four new members Jun 2012
Alston + Bird, Ernst & Young partners elected to Joint Venture board of directors Mar 2012
2012 Silicon Valley Index: Region mounting impressive recovery Feb 2012
John A. Sobrato wins 2012 David Packard Award Jan 2012
Joint Venture wins Governor's Environmental Leadership Award Dec 2011
Joint Venture transitions disaster project to NDRC Nov 2011
SJSU president, San Jose airport director elected to Joint Venture board Sep 2011
Joint Venture launches weekly "Inside Silicon Valley" show on KLIV Jun 2011
New group purchasing model slashes cost of solar power Apr 2011
Dinner talk and modern infrastructure Mar 2011
Joint Venture board endorses World EXPO 2020 bid Mar 2011
Menlo College President Jim Kelly elected to Joint Venture board Mar 2011
2011 Silicon Valley Index: Public finance crisis undermining economic recovery Feb 2011
Leon Beauchman to lead Wireless Initiative Jan 2011
Aart de Geus wins 2011 David Packard Award Jan 2011
Joint Venture board elects UPS, University of Phoenix execs Nov 2010
Grand Boulevard awarded $1.1 million federal grant Oct 2010
Joint Venture board supports Prop. 22, opposes Prop. 23 Sep 2010
Antonea Colón named 2010-2011 Benest Fellow Jul 2010
Joint Venture appoints federal outreach director Jul 2010
Foothill-DeAnza chancellor, Wells Fargo regional EVP added to Joint Venture board Jun 2010
Joint Venture workforce study urges regional approach in churning economy Jun 2010
Joint Venture taps Disaster Preparedness team Apr 2010
Joint Venture adds two new board members: Bauhaus, Foster Mar 2010
Silicon Valley faces tough climb back from recession Feb 2010
Joint Venture honors Richard M. Levy with 2010 Packard Award Feb 2010
Joint Venture adds three new board members: Greig, Klein, Portnoy Nov 2009
American Leadership Forum-Silicon Valley & Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network announce "Realizing the California Dream” collaborative Oct 2009
American Leadership Forum and Joint Venture announce manager for “Realizing the California Dream” project Sep 2009
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital CSO James McCaughey elected to Joint Venture Board Sep 2009
Joint Venture appoints Applied Materials Director of Climate Prosperity May 2009
Hats Off to Teachers! May 2009
Joint Venture appoints Veteran EMS Leader Bruce Lee to head Regional Disaster Preparedness Initiative May 2009
Grand Boulevard Task Force releases progress report on improvements to El Camino Real Corridor Mar 2009
Joint Venture Board adds five new members: Gabel, Dhomhnaill, Sim, Smarr, Weis Feb 2009
Joint Venture launches Silicon Valley Climate Prosperity Initiative Feb 2009
The 2009 Index of Silicon Valley Feb 2009
Joint Venture Board endorses State Constitutional Convention Feb 2009
SJSU president, San Mateo County manager and Cupertino City manager elected to Joint Venture Board of Directors Dec 2008
Joint Venture names Economic Development Research Expert Josh Williams to head workforce initiative Nov 2008
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Accenture Managing Director Chris DiGiorgio named co-chairs of Joint Venture Board; board also adds five new members: Carson, Cinnamon, Dent, Gillis, Walker Sep 2008
New Joint Venture report on improving Silicon Valley cell phone service Aug 2008
Leaders of two-county El Camino initiative ink new agreement Jun 2008
Six top Silicon Valley leaders elected to Joint Venture Board: Adams, Alder, Alquist, Gustafson, LeZotte, McCalmont Jun 2008
NOVA Workforce Board awards $150,000 contract to Joint Venture Jun 2008
Colleen Wilcox to lead Joint Venture Education Initiative May 2008
Joint Venture names veteran Silicon Valley executive to head communications Apr 2008
Covad announces launch of wireless broadband mesh network test in San Carlos, California Feb 2008
The 2008 Index of Silicon Valley Feb 2008
Daughters of Charity Health System and Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network announce $400,000 grant to establish connected electronic patient records Feb 2008
Morgan Family Foundation to invest in Joint Venture Education Initiative Jan 2008
Silicon Valley Index to expand in new partnership Nov 2007
Three business leaders elected to Joint Venture Board: MacGregor, Ram, Rodriguez Nov 2007
PG&E's Darren Deffner elected to the Joint Venture Board Sep 2007
Kara LaPierre named Joint Venture Vice President Jul 2007
Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network adds four prominent leaders to Board of Directors: Head, Haight, DiGiorgio, Yost Jun 2007
Joint Venture takes action on global climate change, 24 agencies form regional Climate Change Task Force May 2007
Joint Venture unveils powerful online tool for business location decisions Mar 2007
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed elected to the Joint Venture Board Feb 2007
Silicon Valley re-booting job growth, new technologies reshape the region, says Joint Venture’s 2007 Index Jan 2007
Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network announces test cities for Wireless Silicon Valley Initiative Jan 2007
Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network's Smart Health, three hospitals form administrative network to reduce cost and increase efficiency Nov 2006
A “Golden Spike” for the 21st century Nov 2006
New coalition urges gubernatorial candidates to adopt aggressive agenda to ensure California's leadership in innovation and competitiveness Oct 2006
Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network and SAMCAT announce vendor for Wireless Silicon Valley Sep 2006
Silicon Valley seeks proposals for large scale wireless network Apr 2006
Plan for Silicon Valley wireless network takes shape Task Force proposes innovative business model Apr 2006
Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss elected to co-chair of Joint Venture Board of Directors Feb 2006
Public, private collaboration to design Silicon Valley wide wireless network Jan 2006
The 2006 Index of Silicon Valley Jan 2006
David Katz named Executive Director of Smart Valley Initiative Jan 2006
A new "homepage" for Silicon Valley Oct 2005
Joint Venture adds three top hospital executives and tourism chief to board of directors Jun 2005
Irvine Foundation awards $400,000 to Joint Venture and the Bay Area Economic Forum Mar 2005
San Jose Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez elected to Joint Venture Board Mar 2005
Jean McCown Elected to Joint Venture Board Mar 2005
AeA Director Judith Kleinberg named Joint Venture Vice President Mar 2005
The 2005 Index of Silicon Valley Jan 2005
Seth Fearey appointed Joint Venture Vice President and COO; Leigh Chronister to direct nano-bio technology initiatives Dec 2004
Study finds offshoring less important than other factors to job creation and destruction in Bay Area Jul 2004
Regional leaders form new technology initiative May 2004
Gordon Earle and Paul Roche elected to Joint Venture Board Feb 2004
Silicon Valley forum on California’s fiscal woes Feb 2004
The 2004 Index of Silicon Valley Jan 2004
Joint Venture picks Stanford think-tank director as its new chief executive officer Jul 2003

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