Current News Coverage

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 - ( - 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 - ( - 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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