Joint Venture Profiles

Each month, Joint Venture profiles a member of our board or other project leader from the Silicon Valley reagion. We feature them here on our website and in our monthly newsletter, Valley Vision. We hope you enjoy meeting the people behind the headlines and learning more about them. You can read our current profile below.

Meet Edesa Bitbadal, City of Milpitas

Edesa speakingEconomic Development Director, Milpitas and Chair of Silicon Valley EDA

By Duffy Jennings

Milpitas may not be the first city that comes to mind as a hotbed of Silicon Valley for its growth in innovation, housing, shopping, recreation and entertainment, but Edesa Bitbadal is betting that it will be before long.

Bitbadal, the city’s Economic Development Director and the outgoing Chair of Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance, certainly has Milpitas first on her list. Read more

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