2016 Index News Coverage

Every year the release of the Silicon Valley Index draws extensive media coverage from around the world for its findings, data, trends and other indicators measuring the economic health and community well being of Silicon Valley. Local newspapers and broadcast outlets, national network news organizations and wire services, financial and government publications and news sources as far away as Europe, India, Asia and Australia all have reported on the Index.

February 17, 2016 - (Wall Street Journal) - Even in Boom Time, Silicon Valley Lost Some Jobs Last Year: “'These sectors that are shrinking tell an important story about who we are and what we’re doing in the valley,'” said chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley Russell Hancock. More.

February 16, 2016 - (CBS Bay Area) - Study: Bay Area Can't Keep Up With Job, Income Growth in Silicon Valley: "Joint Venture, a Silicon Valley think tank just released its 100-page annual report, titled the 2016 Silicon Valley Index. It basically deconstructs the burgeoning Bay Area economy and points out a string of positives and resulting negatives, with no quick fixes in sight." More.

February 14, 2016 - (Viodi) - An Opportunity to be a Model for the Rest of the World: "Addressing the long-term challenges is what JVSV does. Their 2016 State of the Valley Conference provided a venue to discuss the challenges, look into the future and present possible ways to move the valley forward." More.

February 14, 2016 - (Bharat Press) - Majority of Silicon Valley Employees not U.S. Born?: "'It’s extraordinary, actually, and a factor to have fun,' stated Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture." (No link available)

February 13, 2016 - (Times of India) - Majority of Silicon Valley Employees are Foreign-born: "Nearly three-quarters -- 74% -- of Silicon Valley-employed computer and mathematical workers ages 25 to 44 in 2014 were foreign-born...according to the annual report of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

February 12, 2016 - (The American Bazaar) - 74% of all Silicon Valley Young Workers in Computer, Mathematics Fields are Foreign-born: "An astounding nearly 74% of all Silicon Valley-employed computer and mathematical workers ages 25-44 in 2014 were foreign-born, according to the 2016 Silicon Valley Index released by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

February 12, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Jobs and Income Boom in Silicon Valley Creates Wealth Divide: "To be sure, the pace of job growth in Silicon Valley is nothing short of spectacular, attendees at the 2016 State of the Valley Conference learned." More.

February 12, 2016 - (Examiner.com) - Political Heavyweights Speculate on the State of Silicon Valley: "The debate was ignited anew when Joint Venture Silicon Valley released their annual economic study this week and the group held a “State of the Valley” conference today in San Jose, California." (No link available)

February 10, 2016 - (Palo Alto Online) - Silicon Valley's Year: 'Amazing' but with 'Perils': "The 2016 Silicon Valley Index ... found that Silicon Valley employment increased 4.3 percent in 2015, a level that has been unprecedented in any other year except 2000, Russell Hancock, president and CEO, said during a Wednesday press conference." More.

February 10, 2016 - (ABC7 News) - Report: Silicon Valley's Tech Economy a Mixed Bag of Pros and Cons: "'here are valuations that investors are starting to feel are probably too high, an adjustment going on,' said Russell Hancock, Joint Venture President and CEO." Video.

February 10, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Tech-Fueled Job Market Powers Record Boom for Silicon Valley: Report: "'Silicon Valley in 2015 had an amazing year, it was a record-breaking year," said Russell Hancock, chief executive officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which released the report.'" More.

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