2016 News Archive

December 30, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Bay Area Stalled in a Wireless Traffic Jam: "'We worry about how good is the coverage and how fast is the coverage,' said Jon Walton, co-chair of a Joint Venture Silicon Valley task force on wireless network coverage, organized by (Joint Venture's David) Witkowski." More

December 29, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - 2016 in Review: Tech Perservered, Even as Money Tightened (Michelle Quinn): "'The year wasn’t marked by a downturn in any way,' said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. 'We just continued. We did it incrementally.'” More

December 29, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Nonprofits Struggle to Adjust as Tech Donors Take Center Stage: "More than 76,000 millionaires and billionaires live in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, and about 12,550 households in the region have more than $5 million in investable assets, according to regional research group Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

December 29, 2016 - (KPIX-TV) - Amazon Files for Patent for "Flying Fulfillment Center" Using Drones: "'They are going to be putting a warehouse up in the sky. Let's face it, we need to be really creative about this stuff,' said Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock." Video

December 25, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - 2016 in Review: Tech Perservered, Even as Money Tightens (Michelle Quinn): "'The year wasn’t marked by a downturn in any way,' said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. 'We just continued. We did it incrementally.'" More

December 21, 2016 - (San Jose Inside) - Silicon Valley Philanthropists Often Overlook Local Needs, According to New Report: "According to Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the region is now home to 76,000 millionaires and billionaires and 50,000 households with $1 million or more in investable assets." More.

December 16, 2016 - (Palo Alto Online) - Gridlock Frustrates Local Drivers and Residents: "Palo Alto is part of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Managers Mobility Partnership, a coalition that collaborates on transportation issues and meets at least monthly." More

December 14, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Sal Pizarro: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to Receive David Packard Award: "Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock says Hastings fits that mold for having 'invested his own personal energy into making Silicon Valley a better place.'” More

December 2, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Michelle Quinn: Foreign Workers Worry as They Await the Trump Administration: "More than one out of every three people in Silicon Valley is foreign born, according to the Silicon Valley Institute of Regional Studies." More

November 29, 2106 - (Mountain View Voice) - Federal Grant Aims to Boost Valley's Traffic Reduction Efforts: "The project summary submitted by Joint Venture and Palo Alto notes that Fair Value Commuting program is about 40 percent of the way to becoming a 'robust, scalable solution.'" More.

November 25, 2016 - (VOA Cambodia) - The Cambodians at the Heart of the Technology Revolution: "According to recent census data compiled by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, more than a third of its working residents are foreign-born, much higher than the national average of about 13 percent." More

November 17, 2016 - (Bloomberg) - China's Internet Moguls See Chance to Capitalize on Era of Trump: "...about two-thirds of people working in computing and mathematics fields are foreign-born, according to a study by Joint Venture Silicon Valley using 2014 government data." More.

November 14, 2016 - (Straits Times) - Silicon Valley in Jitters - Anti-immigration Stance Could hurt Growth: "In two Silicon Valley counties, about two-thirds of people working in computing and mathematics fields are foreign-born, according to a study by research firm Joint Venture Silicon Valley, using 2014 US government data." More

November 12, 2016 - (India Economic Times) - Why Donald Trump victory may close the tap on future Nadellas & Pichais: "In two Silicon Valley counties, about two-thirds of people working in computing and mathematics fields are foreign-born, according to a study by research firm Joint Venture Silicon Valley using 2014 US government data." More

November 11, 2016 - (Computer Weekly) - Could a Trump Presidency Lead to an Independent California?: "In certain parts of the valley, for example, as many as two-thirds of people working in STEM fields are foreign-born, according to a study from Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

November 10, 2016 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Cook, Zuckerberg, Other Tech Execs Reassure Workers About Trump: "Last year, 36.3 percent of people living in Silicon Valley were born outside the U.S., according to the latest estimate from Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

November 9, 2016 - (Bloomberg.com) - Trump Win is Silicon Valley's Loss on Immigration: 'In two Silicon Valley counties, about two-thirds of people working in computing and mathematics fields are foreign-born, according to a study by research firm Joint Venture Silicon Valley using 2014 U.S. government data." More.

November 5, 2016 - (Los Angeles Times) - LA Now: The Megacommute Has Taken Over the Bay Area: “'It shows how hot our economy is, but it also shows how bad our housing and traffic problems are,' said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

November 3, 2016 - (CBS SF Bay Area) - Peninsula 60,000 Housing Units Short, Report Says: "The report by the Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies said the region ... is short 60,000 housing units, a problem exacerbated in the last year by the addition of 65,600 jobs and 39,800 residents." More

November 3, 2016 - (NBC Bay Area) - "Silicon Valley Megacommute Averages 90 Minutes, Worse Than LA: "(Jon Haveman's) study was released this week in conjunction with the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More.

November 2, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Shocking new studies: Silicon Valley’s ‘megacommute’ even worse than L.A.: '“This is a sad tale,' said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. “It shows how hot our economy is, but it also shows how bad our housing and traffic problems are.” Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies released the two reports." More.

November 2, 2016 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - "Megacommutes" on the Rise in Silicon Valley: "A new report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies found that 5.3 percent of Silicon Valley workers qualify as megacommuters, up from 3 percent in 2011." More.

October 29, 2016 - (KPIX-TV) - Uber Unveils Plan To Launch Fleet of Flying Taxis by 2026: “'It’s probably realistic in the sense that you can build a thing that will fly,' says Russell Handcock, President and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. 'We know how to make flying automobiles, we know how to make flying craft, what’s difficult is the regulatory environment.'” More

October 25, 2016 - (KPIX-TV) - Google CEO's Alleged Secret Flying Car Spotted at Hollister Airport: "'On the one hand it seems fantastical, on the other hand, it would be perfect – we need this,' says Russell Hancock, President and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." Video.

October 5, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Sal Pizarro: Close Encounter: "Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, had an animal sighting of a different sort Monday. He was crossing a dry creek bed on the Los Trancos trail in Palo Alto’s Foothills Park & Preserve when he came face-to-face with a mountain lion standing about eight feet away." More

October 4, 2016 - (KCBS Radio) - $150K Salary to Live Comfortably in 'Manhattan West': "That’s according to think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley which found in 2015 the number of households with a median of $150,000 grew by 36,000 in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, while the number of households below that shrank by 17,400." More.

October 4, 2016 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Silicon Valley Income Rise Lags Behind Inflation While Poverty Ticks Up: "Median household incomes in Silicon Valley reached $102,000 in 2015, a 1 percent increase from the prior year, according to a new Joint Venture Silicon Valley report based on U.S. Census data." More

October 3, 2016 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Op-ed by Joint Venture: Cities Should Not Cede Control Over Wireless Networks: "To address this challenge, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, through its wireless communications initiative, has formed a coalition among the wireless industry, local governments, businesses and residents working together to improve the wireless network infrastructure." More.

October 3, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Siliicon Valley, East Bay Gain Wealthy Households While Middle-Income Dwindles: "'The Bay Area is becoming like Manhattan West,' said Russell Hancock, chief executive officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which on Monday released the report from its Institute for Regional Studies." More

September 25, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Bay Area Wages Soaring -- but Still Can't Keep Up with Housing Prices: "'The war for talent is driving all of this,' said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. '… The tech boom and wage growth have created a class of the uber-rich in the Bay Area.'” More.

September 16, 2016 - (KQED News) - Incomes Rise for Bay Area's Middle Class, but Not Its Poor: “'Poverty is a large issue in the Bay Area that is often overshadowed by the fact that the economy in general is doing so well,' said economist Jon Haveman, co-author of a 2015 poverty report by Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

September 16, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Michelle Quinn: Silicon Valley Needs a Landmark: "After years of running neck and neck, San Francisco has finally pulled ahead of Silicon Valley in venture funding, according to a report by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More

September 15, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - California, Bay Area Poverty Rates Updated in Census Report: "About 11.3 percent of Bay Area residents are living at or below the poverty level, according to a 2015 report by the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More

September 15, 2016 - (Morgan Hill Times) - Meet the Council Candidates, Larry Carr: “'The issue of growth is entwined in all of that,' said Carr, who works as the Vice President of San Jose-based Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

September 9, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Michelle Quinn: Silicon Valley is Still the Tech Industry's Mecca, for Now: "'It probably doesn’t matter if it’s this city or that city that’s creating the jobs,' said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

August 18, 2016 - (International Business Times) - Silicon Valley Has Taken 16 Years to Recover from Dot-Com Bubble Burst: "Russell Hancock, President of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, based in San Jose, told the Mercury News, 'We are creating all kinds of tech jobs, but at the same time we are nowhere hear to solving all the housing and traffic problems.'" More.

August 17, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Tech Jobs in Bay Area Surpass Dot-Com Era's Peak: "'"We are creating all kinds of tech jobs, but at the same time we are nowhere near to solving all the housing and traffic problems,' said Russell Hancock, president of San Jose-based Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a private-public partnership." More.

July 26, 2016 - (Driverless Transporation) - Silicon Valley Takes on Smart Mobility: "The Smart Mobility office of Joint Venture Silicon Valley (JVSV) seeks to implement several new transportation systems that will get people out of their cars, use public transit and bikes, and spew fewer greenhouse gas emissions." More.

July 21, 2016 - (KPIX-TV) - Peter Thiel Shows Up for Trump: "Both of these people are men of contradictions," says Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock. Video.

July 15, 2016 - (Financial Times) - Inside Hacker Dojo, the Soul of Silicon Valley: "...figures provided by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies show strong increases in the number of residents aged 20-29." More

July 12, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Guest editorial: King, Hancock: Hunger in Silicon Valley Can Be Ended with Community Plan: The two nonprofits we lead have teamed up to convene organizations engaged in surplus food recovery and distribution. More.

July 4, 2016 - (Reuters) - Israel's High-Tech Boom Threatened by Shallow Labour Pool: "Nearly 75 percent of computer and math workers aged 25-44 employed in California's Silicon Valley are foreign-born, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More.

June 20, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - California's Skyrocketing Housing Costs, Taxes Prompt Exodus of Residents: "'A lot of middle-class jobs have vaporized,' said Russell Hancock, president of San Jose-based Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

June 1, 2016 - (South Pasadena Review) - Linda Hess, Founder of Urban Harvester, Woman of the Year: "Linda and Urban Harvester found themselves partnering up with Joint Venture Silicon Valley in 2015 for an initiative to look into the current efforts in addressing the growing hunger and poverty issues happening throughout the Silicon Valley." More.

May 19, 2016 - (Mountain View Voice) - Upsetting Sacred Cows to Solve Housing Crisis?: "Just last year, the South Bay added 64,000 new jobs, but only 5,000 new housing units, according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a regional think tank." More.

May 18, 2016 - (10News Tampa Bay) - New Technology Could Bring Driverless 18-Wheelers: "'Some trucking accidents happen because the drivers fall asleep. So that's not going to be a problem anymore,' said Steve Raney with Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

May 17, 2016 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Granny Units Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?: "The bill has received endorsements from the Bay Area Council, California Chamber of Commerce, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Bridge Housing and Facebook." More

May 10, 2016 - (Viodi.com) - Jump Starting Mobility Efficiency: "His comments echo the view of the audience at the Joint Venture Silicon Valley 2016 State of the Valley Conference." More

May 6, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Jamba Juice Will Leave East Bay, Move HQ to Texas: "'Maybe we are getting to the point where some companies say it doesn't make sense to be here,' said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

May 5, 2016 - (Santa Clara Weekly) - New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opens Near Levi's Stadium: "Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said the station’s opening is in line with its 2009 Climate Prosperity initiative." More

May 3, 2016 - (Wall Street Journal) - Is the Tech Bubble Popping? Ping Pong Offers an Answer: "Table buying 'tracks most closely with startups that hit that threshold where they’re taking out office space,' says Russell Hancock, chief executive of think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which follows economic trends." More

May 2, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - One-third of Bay Area Residents Hope to Leave Soon, Poll Finds: "'The economic divide in the Bay Area is real,' said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

April 28, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Bay Area Residents Wary of New Housing Development: "'NIMBY is alive and well, and maybe stronger than ever,' said Russell Hancock, president of San Jose-based Joint Venture Silicon Valley..." More

April 25, 2016 - (Cleantechnica.com) - Santa Clara Electric Vehicle Charging Center the Largest in California: "Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility Silicon Valley Power (SVP) collaborated with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Joint Venture Silicon Valley, ChargePoint, and MJR Electric. More

April 23, 2016 - (Motherboard) - Silicon Valley Girls: Growing Up Female Among the Bay Area's Elite: “Poverty rates among school aged children are generally highest in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties and along the I-80 east west corridor, a research brief from the the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies reports." More

April 22, 2016 - (KRON-TV) - Santa Clara Opens Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Center in CA: "Officials from Silicon Valley Power, the Electric Power Research Institute, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, ChargePoint, and MJR Electric, together obtained a $393,000 grant that paid for the construction and equipment for the station." More.

April 21, 2016 - (NGT News) - California's Largest EV Charging Station Opens: "Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility Silicon Valley Power (SVP) collaborated with the Electric Power Research Institute, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, ChargePoint and MJR Electric..." More

April 20, 2016 - (InsideEVs.com) - Plug In, Drive Out: Largest Public EV Charging Center in California Opens in Santa Clara: “Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility Silicon Valley Power (SVP) collaborated with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Joint Venture Silicon Valley, ChargePoint and MJR Electric..." More

April 19, 2016 - (Workpermit.com) - US H-1B Visa Cap Reached Within Seven Days: "According to the San Jose Mercury News, with reference to data from Joint Venture Silicon Valley – a group that dealt with a number of the issues affecting the Silicon Valley economy – foreign workers account for the majority of jobs held across several sectors of the region's economy..." More.

April 10, 2016 - (Wall Street Journal) - Tech Companies Help Women Get Back to Work: "The unemployment rate in Silicon Valley is less than 4%, lower than the California and national rates, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More

April 8, 2016 - (KLIV) - Job Growth a Challenge for Silicon Valley: "While the tech economy has created a job boom in Silicon Valley, that boom has created challenges that a new report commissioned by Joint Venture Silicon Valley warns could slow growth for the next couple of years." More.

April 7, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Silicon Valley Job Boom Unleashes Challenges That Could Choke Growth: "'This is good news, but in this cases, good news creates challenges,' said Stephen Levy, director of the Palo Alto-based Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy, which prepared the study for Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

April 2, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - H-1B Visa Application Window Opens, Silicon Valley at Center of Debate: "'Silicon Valley is a microcosm of the world, it always has been that way,' said Russell Hancock, president of San Jose-based Joint Venture Silicon Valley. 'Silicon Valley is deeply committed to the notion of meritocracy. It is built on the idea of the best people getting the best jobs.'" More.

March 26, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Apple Expansion 'Game-changer' for Cupertino, San Jose, Sunnyvale: "'This is much like Florence during the Renaissance,' said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. 'The trend today is the creation of campuses that are innovative and reflect Silicon Valley's innovation.'" More

March 25, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Food Rescue Forum at San Jose State to Address Continued Hunger in Silicon Valley: "'There are many people living here, side by side with us who prosper, who don't know where their next meal is coming from,' said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, one of the driving forces behind the forum. More.

March 10, 2016 - (Viodi.com) - Tech as the New Mobility Status Symbol: "'We are entering a time when price and size get decoupled,' says Mark Platshon, Senior Advisor of BMW i Ventures in this video filmed at the Joint Venture Silicon Valley 2016 State of the Valley Conference.' More

March 6, 2016 - (The Guardian) - Silicon Valley's Gender Problem Extends Beyond Pay Gap: "Joint Venture Silicon Valley reported last year that men in Silicon Valley reported earning as much as 61% more than their female counterparts." More

March 4, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Santa Clara County Job Market Weaker, East Bay Stronger in 2015 Than First Thought: "'The economy remains very strong in the Bay Area and Santa Clara County. We still are creating jobs, and because of the innovative nature of this region, we expect that to continue for a while,' said Russell Hancock, president of San Jose-based Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network." More.

March 4, 2016 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Cruising the El Camino: What Makes this Main St., Silicon Valley?: "This is partly what spurred the formation 10 years ago of the Grand Boulevard Initiative, a kind of think tank for the El Camino." More

March 3, 2016 - (Contra Costa Times) - California Job Surge Could Squeeze Low- and Middle-Income Workers: "'If you want to break into the technology field, you have to arrive with buy-in skills, ability to do coding, understanding of electronics, digital design skills, network architecture,' said Russell Hancock, president of San Jose-based Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

March 1, 2016 - (Greentech Media) - Op-ed by Jigar Shah and Russell Hancock - When Communities Choose Their Energy, They Get a Better Deal: "In total, community choice energy programs are currently at some stage of development across nearly 80 communities in California." More.

February 28, 2015 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Op-ed - Jeff Byron and Ann Hancock: Silicon Valley Benefits from Community Choice in Energy: "Proponents of Community Choice include governmental, community and business leaders such as Joint Venture Silicon Valley, whose board voted unanimously to support more competition and choice in the energy market to encourage renewables." More

February 22, 2016 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Burlingame Woman, 97 Being Evicted After 66 Years: "...the problem is particularly acute in wealthy San Mateo County, which has the second-highest rate of income inequality after Marin County, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More.

February 20, 2016 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - In Moneyed Marin County, Demand Grows for Food Banks' Services: "According to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, inequality has increased more rapidly in the Bay Area since 1989 than in California or the nation — and Marin is leading the way." More

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." More.

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." More

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

February 5, 2016 - (South Pasadena Review) - Urban Harvester Earns $50,000 Grant to Help Reduce Hunger: "Urban Harvester is working in partnership with Joint Venture Silicon Valley (JVSV) on a hunger and waste reduction initiative based on JVSV’s State of the Valley 2015 Poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area research brief." More

February 3, 2016 - (Market Wired) - Tech CU Announces CEO Succession Plan: "(Todd Harris) was recently named to the Board of Directors for Joint Venture Silicon Valley and regularly provides commentary and insight to institutional regulators on numerous issues, including, most recently, the NCUA's Risk-Based Capital Rule proposals." More.

January 31, 2016 - (The Atlantic) - The Other Children of Silicon Valley: "According to a June 2015 report by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, the median annual income for high-skill, high-wage earners across the region is $119,000—more than four times that of low-skill, low-wage earners." More

January 8, 2016 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - How a Tech Slowdown Could Affect Bay Area Housing: "“There was a period when prices were depressed; that’s when I bought my house,” said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. “I thought I never would be able to get in, then the market opened up.” More.

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