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David Packard Award presented to Netflix CEO and education philanthropist Reed Hastings

Reed HastingsFebruary 23, 2017 - It's been quite a month for Netlix CEO Reed Hastings, who is celebrating the company's 20th anniversary, its first Golden Globe awards and Academy Award nominations for the documentary, “13th” and two other documentary shorts.

And now he has been honored with the David Packard award, Joint Venture's highest honor.

Read Hastings' profile.

New "Bike Vision" report plans a regional cycling network

grey report coverFebruary 21, 2017 - Joint Venture and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition have released a new regional study that lays out a vision for the bicycle to become a major mode of travel in Silicon Valley.

The report, "Silicon Valley Bike Vision," was produced in partnership with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. and made possible with funding from Google, Facebook and Stanford University.

Dowload the report.





2017 Silicon Valley Index: 7 straight years of economic expansion, few signs of slowing down

blue coverFebruary 16, 2017 – Silicon Valley has chalked up seven straight years of economic expansion, a pace that continues to burden the region’s already strained infrastructure, reports the 2017 Silicon Valley Index released today by the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies.

The latest data shows a slight slowdown from previous years, the report notes, but Silicon Valley’s growth is still outpacing California and the nation as a whole in many categories.

Read the news release.

Download the Index.

Congressman Ro Khanna elected to Joint Venture board

headshotJanuary 17, 2017 – Freshman Congressman Ro Khanna has been elected to the Joint Venture board of directors. Rep. Khanna, who was elected to the House of Representatives in November to represent the 17th Congressional District, was approved unanimously in a vote of the board.

“I am honored to serve, and I have great respect for the organization,” said Rep. Khanna on receiving word of his election.

Read the news release.

Read more about Rep. Khanna.

Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page Did you know you can get comprehensive information and data about the economic and community health of Silicon Valley any time by visiting the online home of the Silicon Valley Index at www.siliconvalleyindicators.org?

The site is maintained and constantly updated by Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies and is a robust collection of charts and information with links to local, regional and national data sources, and resources for additional information within each of the indicator categories: People, Economy, Society, Place and Governance.

Download the 2017 Silicon Valley Index.

Monthly Investors Council Spotlight

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Joint Venture's Investors Council welcomes dozens of public and private organizations and foundations supporting our initiatives and programs. The Investors Council currently includes more than 100 private organizations, 56 public entities and 13 foundations.

Joint Venture offers a variety of support and sponsorship opportunities for individuals, corporations, and public sector organizations. To inquire about becoming a member of our Investors Council, call (408) 298-9330 or visit our Become an Investor page. To see our current investors, visit our investors pages.

What is Joint Venture Silicon Valley?

Established in 1993, Joint Venture brings together Silicon Valley’s established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions. In this short video see what Silicon Valley leaders have to say about the organization.

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Silicon Valley Index - 2017

cover Silicon Valley has chalked up seven straight years of economic expansion, a pace that continues to burden the region’s already strained infrastructure. The latest data shows a slight slowdown from previous years, the report notes, but Silicon Valley’s growth is still outpacing California and the nation as a whole in many categories.

Learn more about the Silicon Valley Index online at www.siliconvalleyindicators.org.

Download the report.

Silicon Valley Bike Vision - February 2017

cover Joint Venture and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition have released a new regional study that lays out a vision for the bicycle to become a major mode of travel in Silicon Valley.

The report, "Silicon Valley Bike Vision," was produced in partnership with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. and made possible with funding from Google, Facebook and Stanford University.

Download the report.

Economic Update: The Peninsula Economy - November 2016

report cover This brief, the third in a series, provides an update on the economy in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, here referred to as “the Peninsula economy.” The Peninsula sub region includes Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties.

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Bridging the Gap: 21st Century Wireless Telecommunications Handbook - September 2016

cover image with hand holding iPhone To keep pace with rising demand for wireless data, we must embrace new technologies and adjust local ordinances to account for them. This handbook was written primarily for municipal employees, elected officials, and civic leaders to help guide their understanding of new and future wireless technologies.

Download the report.

California Regulations and Employment in Silicon Valley - July 2016

poverty brief cover This report addresses the extent to which state level regulation of business activities affects job growth in Silicon Valley.

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In The News

February 18, 2016 - (Viodi TV) - From Connected Smart City to Smart Region: "Speaking at Joint Venture’s 2017 State of the Valley Conference (SOV2017), (David) Witcowski provides an overview of the Joint Venture’s newly formed Smart Region Initiative." More.

February 17, 2017 -(Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Silicon Valley Companies Like Google Have a Growing Stake in Biking Infrastructure: "But the Valley has obvious challenges associated with increasing bike ridership, chief among them infrastructure, according to a new report released Friday by nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition." More.

February 17, 2016 - (Palo Alto Online) - Report: More People leaving Silicon Valley Than Coming In: Healthy Job Growth Resulting in Housing Shortages, Worsening Traffic: "That's the overarching message of the 2017 Silicon Valley Index, a comprehensive look at the region that the nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley released Thursday morning." More

February 17, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - The Future of Cars - Connected, Electric and Shared: "Joint Venture President Russell Hancock said that the average commuting time for the region’s workers has crept up since 2005. Workers now lose 35 hours annually due to congestion." More.

February 16, 2017 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Silicon Valley Economy Took a Pause in 2016, but There's No 'Bubble Bursting,' Report says: "The Bay Area's economy — from Silicon Valley up to San Francisco — took a breather in 2016, with several key indicators dropping from 2015 but still showing long-term gains, according to the newly released 2017 Silicon Valley Index." More

February 16, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Silicon Valley Economy Slows, but Still Grows: "'We are driving a race car, but instead of driving at 120 miles an hour, maybe we’re going at 110 miles an hour. But we still are in a race car,' said Russell Hancock, chief executive officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.