CMA Deputy Director, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Policy Director, Working Partnerships USA
Director, Programs & Partnerships, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Regional Vice President, Hospital Council of Northern & Central California
County Budget Director, Santa Clara County
City Manager, City of Fremont
Managing Partner, Colliers International
Board member, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Manager, Strategic and Long Range Planning, samTrans
City Manager, City of Palo Alto
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Professor, Center for Science, Technology, & Society at Santa Clara University
Director of Planning, Policy, & Assessment, Santa Clara County Public Health Dept
Managing Director, 1st ACT Silicon Valley
Executive Director, C/CAG
Attorney, Sierra Club
Director, Santa Clara Couty Public Health Dept
Deputy Director, work2future
Professor, University of California Berkeley
Physician-in-Chief, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Senior Vice President/Human Resources, LSI Corporation
Data Manager, Santa Clara County Public Health Dept
Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Professor, Environmental Studies, San Jose State University
Assistant Director, Office of Economic Development, City of San Jose
E. Chris Wilder
Executive Director, Valley Medical Center Foundation
CEO, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
About the Silicon Valley Index
The Silicon Valley Index is a nationally recognized publication that has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. Released by Joint Venture every February, the indicators measure the strength of our economy and the health of our community--highlighting challenges and providing an analytical foundation for decision making.
You can download a PDF of the entire 2015 report by clicking the cover image. We're also pleased to announce that the complete Index is available on its own dynamic website at a new location online: www.siliconvalleyindicators.org. There, you can click on the charts and access their underlying data.
What is an Indicator?
Indicators are measurements that tell us how we are doing: whether we are going up or down, going forward or backward, getting better or worse, or staying the same. Good indicators:
- are bellwethers that reflect fundamentals of long-term regional health;
- reflect the interests and concerns of the community;
- are statistically measurable on a regular basis; and
- measure outcomes, rather than inputs.
How are the Indicators Chosen?
Every year a team of advisors recommends approximately 60 indicators to the Joint Venture board. More than half of these are retuning indicators that we track systematically over time; the remaining indicators are chosen for their ability to tell how our region is faring across a broad range of goal areas, that were adopted by the organization in 1998 as the Joint Venture Framework for Regional Progress.
Reach and Impact
- We're gratified that more than 1,200 people - from every sector of the community - gather for the State of the Valley Conference, where we release the Index, every February.
- Thousands of copies are downloaded from our website and distributed worldwide.
- See other indicator projects that have been started around the country.
- The information surfaced by the Index becomes the point of departure for all of the programs and initiatives that we undertake at Joint Venture.