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March 5, 2014 - (San Jose Mercury News/AP) - Israeli Prime Minister's Silicon Valley Visit to Include Pro-business Pact with Gov. Brown: "Joint Venture Silicon Valley President Russell Hancock said Tuesday that Silicon Valley has become a mandatory stop for state visitors. 'Israel and Silicon Valley really are kindred souls in many ways. Israel has a huge concentration of engineers, second only to Silicon Valley.'" More.

Feb. 26, 2014 - (Palo Alto Online) - Rule Changes Aim to Widen El Camino Sidewalks: With its sea of cars, narrow sidewalks, fortress-like office complexes and eclectic scattering of motels, restaurants and oil-change stations, El Camino Real rarely justifies the "grand boulevard" vision planners have long been pushing for the central corridor. More.

Feb. 18, 2014 - ( - The Changing Economy in Silicon valley: "Russell Hancock, President and CEO of JVSV talked about Silicon Valley’s performance as the leader of the nation in most measures." More.

Feb. 14, 2014 - (Financial Times) - Tale of Two Valleys: Silicon Valley Fight Over Inequality: "Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a regional think-tank, noted that while 33,000 people moved to the area last year, only 7,500 new housing units were built." More.

Feb. 11, 2014 - ( - When Will Silicon Valley Finally Grow Up and Pay Its Dues to the Community?: "'The only people who can enter this economy now are high earners,' Russell Hancock, founder and president of Joint Venture, which hosts the conference, told the crowd of Silicon Valley’s business elite. 'We used to be characterized by middle class professions. Now we’re the classic hourglass economy.'” More.

Feb. 10, 2014 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Ed-tech Pioneer Khan on What's Next in Online Learning, Easing Silicon Valley Inequality: "Khan spoke in Santa Clara on Friday after receiving a civic entrepreneurship award from think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley at the group's annual State of the Valley conference." More.

Feb. 9, 2014 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Sal Pizarro: Khan Academy's Salman Khan Receives David Packard Award: "Salman Khan, who probably has done more to revolutionize education than anyone since the days of Horace Mann, received the David Packard Award on Friday at the annual State of the Valley conference." More.

Feb. 7, 2014 - (Peninsula Press) - Venture Capital Landscape Undergoing Fundamental Shift: "Chris DiGiorgio, Executive Research Fellow (Emeritus) at Accenture said that, 'Venture Capital is at an inflection point in its 50 year history.'” More.

Feb. 7, 2014 - (Peninsula Press) - Silicon Gap: Widening Inequality in the Valley: Featured coverage of State of the Valley conference by Stanford University Graduate School of Journalism. More.

Feb. 7, 2014 - ( Peninsula Blog) - Khan Academy founder, Salman Khan, Sees Online Education as the Solution to Education Crisis: “'Khan Academy is a tool, like any tool it’s there to empower the users of the tool,' Khan said at Friday’s Joint Venture Silicon Valley conference in Santa Clara, where he received the organization’s David Packard Award for Civic Entrepreneurship." More.

Feb. 6, 2014 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - PhD Problems: Silicon Valley's Gender Pay Gap Worst for the Most Educated: "The Census data documenting how Silicon Valley's gender pay gap gets worse with higher levels of educational attainment was included in the new 2014 Silicon Valley Index ... by area nonprofits Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. More.

Feb. 6, 2014 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Editorial: Silicon Valley Housing is a Key to Prosperity: "Emmett Carson, head of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation -- which partners with Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network to produce the index -- declares the 'rising tide' decisively refuted by the past four years of growth in jobs and wealth. More.

Feb. 6, 2014 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Can Silicon Valley Build its Way Out of a Housing Crisis?: "'We're not even close to keeping up,' said Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock." More.

Feb. 5, 2014 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Silicon Valley Economy Back at Dot-com Era Highs: "'The economy is sizzling any way you slice it and it's about to get hotter, but having said that, we are quick to point out there are perils with our prosperity,' said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

Feb. 4, 2014 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Five Ways Silicon Valley Can Blow it, Regardless of Bubble Angst: "Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock said that overall, growth appears more gradual and stable than the tech bubble of the dot-com boom. Still, he said pitfalls remain." More.

Feb. 4, 2014 - (New York Times) - The Two Silicon Valleys: One of Haves, One of Have-nots: “The economy is sizzling, any way you slice it, and about to get hotter,” said Russell Hancock, the chief executive officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a policy organization focused on regional issues. More.

Feb. 4, 2014 - (ABC7) - Silicon Valley's Economic Success Causing Housing Problems: "The latest Silicon Valley Index, produced by Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, says the region created 46,000 new jobs last year, up 3.4 percent." Video.

Feb. 4, 2014 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Silicon Valley's Inequalities Intensify Even as Job Market Booms: "The economy is sizzling in Silicon Valley," said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which co-authored the closely watched report, the 2014 Silicon Valley Index. "We think it's going to get hotter." More.

Feb. 2, 2014 - (Silicon Valley Talk) - A Leader with a Purpose: Russell Hancock: "I absolutely believe that the Bay Area needs to be more 'regional' and by that I mean we need to come together around some new institutions for regional planning and decision making." More.

January 31, 2014 - ( - Bay Area to Continue National Lead: "That came from a recent presentation by Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, at Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank's recent forecast event. More.

January 23, 2014 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Cornish & Carey Forecast: Tech to Drive Growth in 2014: "The event brought out hundreds of industry types for a presentation ...on the regional economy from Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Russell Hancock. More.

January 22, 2014 - (Contra Costa Times) - Silicon Valley Commercial Real Estate Market Expected to Surge: "Still, plenty of challenges face Santa Clara County as more poeple are hired to fill high-paying tech jobs, warned Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

January 22, 2014 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Sal Pizarro: "As CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Russell Hancock gets to preside over the annual, all-day State of the Valley conference on Feb. 7." More.

January 9, 2014 - (Forbes) - How Silicon Valley Could Destabilize the Democratic Party: "As Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, admitted: 'Silicon Valley is two valleys. There is a valley of haves, and a valley of have nots.'" More.

January 2, 2014 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - In 2013, Silicon Valley Wages Doubled the U.S. Average: "However, median income in Silicon Valley hit an 11-year low during 2011, falling to $84,724, according to a report released earlier this year by economic think thank Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.


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