2012 News Archive

December 29, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Strong Bay Area Holiday Spending Fueled by Job Growth: "It's been a really, really good Christmas for merchants here in the Bay Area. We're definitely running counter to the national trends," said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

December 20, 2012 - (San Francisco Examiner) - Proposal to Overhaul El Camino Paints a Grand Picture, but Progress is Lacking: Russell Hancock, president and chief executive officer of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network, believes the Grand Boulevard Initiative is a framework for improving a road that doesn’t honor its dynamic home. More.

December 12, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Joint Venture Guest Column: Greater Wireless Spectrum Can Power Silicon Valley and U.S. Economy: Speaking at Joint Venture Silicon Valley's recent Silicon Valley Wireless Symposium...Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, shared that last year U.S. mobile data traffic grew by almost 300 percent. More.

December 7, 2012 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Editorial: Grand Boulevard Initiative: The task force is a remarkable, intriguing undertaking: It consists of representatives of several city, county, regional and state government agencies, but it has no elected board, no paid administrators, no staff. More.

November 30, 3012 - (KQED Forum) - Re-inventing El Camino Real: A group of counties and cities are teaming up to turn El Camino into a pedestrian-friendly street reminiscent of Paris' Champs Elysees. Podcast.

November 28, 2012 - (The Registry) - Apartment Builders Spark El Camino Rebirth in Mountain View: But that grip has loosened as cities have pressed back, in part through the Grand Boulevard Initiative involving nearly two dozen cities bisected by the roadway. More.

November 15, 2012 - (KCBS) - Job Growth in Bay Area Outpaces Other Parts of the Country: Cloud storage, cloud computing and mobile devices have made the job market in Silicon Valley very robust, said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. Audio.

November 14, 2012 - (EE Communications) - Summary of Nov. 2 Wireless Symposium: Joint Venture Silicon Valley brings together SV leaders in various business sectors to address the areas most pressing problems.  One of them is wireless communications infrastructure. More.

November 13, 2012 - (The Viodi View) - Google Advocates Unlicensed Spectrum Sharing via TV White Spaces for Wireless Broadband Access: Alan Norman, Principal of Google’s Access Strategy group, presented the company’s plans for wireless broadband using white spaces at a Nov 2nd Wireless Symposium sponsored by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

November 7, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Obama Victory Stirs Hopes for Bay Area Economy: With Obama's previous preoccupation -- health reform -- already passed, "now he can say, 'time to tackle the next big problems,'" said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

November 6, 2012 - (Peninsula Press) - Silicon Valley Bets Right on Obama: “I think that the trend [of donating to Obama] is indicative of Silicon Valley in the sense that a lot of what we do here seems to be more supported by President Obama and his technology and energy agenda than by the GOP’s or Mr. Romney’s agenda,” said Duffy Jennings, spokesman for Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a local association of public and private sector groups. More.

November 4, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Russell Hancock: What This Election Means to Silicon Valley: The fact is, Silicon Valley’s issues have mostly been ignored by the two presidential candidates, which is a travesty because I would argue that Silicon Valley’s issues are really the nation’s issues. More.

October 22, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - How the Silicon Valley Pulse Survey Was Conducted: This follows the geographic definition of Silicon Valley used by Joint Venture Silicon Valley in their annual Silicon Valley Index. More.

October 12, 2012 - (Tracings-AIA Newsletter) - A major priority for Joint Venture is to work with cities on the rejuvenation of State Highway 82 -- El Camino Real -- from Daly City (where it is called Mission Street) to San Jose (where it is The Alameda). More.

October 10, 2012 - (The Registry) - Apartment Builders Spark El Camino Rebirth in Mountain View: Historically, Caltrans ... has controlled El Camino as a state road and has limited what could be done. But that grip has loosened as cities have pressed back, in part through the Grand Boulevard Initiative involving nearly two dozen cities bisected by the roadway. More.

September 30, 2012 - (Examiner.com) - The Grand Boulevard - Ideas to Promote Bicycles and Buses: The Chinese concept ... will particularly benefit the contiguous cities of Daly City, South San Francisco, and San Bruno because El Camino Real is particularly wide in those cities, and the Grand Boulevard Initiative has a demonstration project there called the Complete Streets Project. More.

August 30, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Cassidy: Silicon Valley, Bay Area Poised for Manufacturing Revival: Such jobs comprise about a tenth of the jobs in Silicon Valley, as defined by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which considers San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, southern Alameda County and a slice of Santa Cruz County as the valley. More.

August 15, 2012 - (Wall Street Journal) - California's Boom Masks State's Uneven Recovery: Russell Hancock, chief executive of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, a nonprofit business-government group, says Silicon Valley tech companies are moving or outsourcing work to lower-cost regions in the U.S. and abroad, retaining a smaller cadre of higher-skilled jobs locally. More.

August 7, 2012 - (Pacifica Patch) - Leaders Celebrate 100th Anniversary of El Camino Real in Old Time Style: the decision to purchase the Caltrain right-of-way from Southern Pacific 20 years ago—beginning the effort to modernize the transit system—was another step to keep the Grand Boulevard vision moving forward, said Assemblyman Jerry Hill. More.

August 3, 2012 - (Cupertino Patch) - Proposed Chick-Fil-A on El Camino Hit Another Speed Bump: On top of that the appeal alleges that the drive through would be inconsistent in a multitude of Mountain View’s goals such as the Grand Boulevard Initiative ... More.

August 3, 2012 - (Wired) - Silicon Valley Creating Jobs, but Not for Everyone: “You can have companies doing well and you can have all this startup activity, but it no longer means lots of jobs,” said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture, which publishes the Silicon Valley Index. More.

August 3, 2012 - (ABC7) - Silicon Valley Leads the Nation in July Job Growth: "We're an innovation economy, we're entrepreneurial, and we're technology-centric, so it's not surprising that this would only continue," said Russell Hancock, Ph.D. with the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network. "We have more strength, more breath, [and] we have more assets." Video.

August 3, 2012 - (San Francisco Chronicle Open Forum) - A New Vision for El Camino Real: The Grand Boulevard Initiative, led by our two organizations, SamTrans and Joint Venture Silicon Valley, is made up of people involved in government and industry - business leaders, elected officials, environmentalists, developers, public agencies - who believe that this historic road can be a vibrant corridor that serves our communities well. More.

August 3, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Sal Pizarro: California's highway system got its start 100 years ago on El Camino Real: Visitors there can learn more about Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Grand Boulevard Initiative, which aims to revitalize the historic corridor between San Jose and San Francisco. More.

July 30, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Fremont City Manager Diaz on Silicon Valley Board: Joint Venture is a nonprofit organization that brings together area leaders from various sectors -- government, business, academia, labor and community groups -- and provides information about the region's challenges. It also leads plans to address those challenges. Diaz is the organization's first board member from an Alameda County city. More.

July 27, 2012 - (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal) - Hangar One: Future suspended: “All we know is that the skin is coming off,” said Russell Hancock, president and chief executive of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, a government and business research group. More.

July 6, 2012 -(San Jose Mercury News) - Editorial: Departures like San Cruz's Bruce McPherson should trouble GOP leaders: A Republican, (Becky) Morgan was a Santa Clara County supervisor, a state senator and then the founding president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network, a public-private-nonprofit collaboration. More.

June 26, 2012 - (Redwood City Patch) - Mel's Bowl apartment complex construction underway: Other street improvements align with Redwood City’s Grand Boulevard Initiative, designed to improve the Peninsula corridor. More.

June 11, 2012 - (Greentech Media) - When will utility-scale energy storage become widespread?: The CEO of the California ISO says, “It’s good stuff, but it’s expensive, and we have to find business cases.” (Steven) Berberich spoke at a recent energy storage event put on by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

June 4, 2012 - (Examiner.com) - The latest developments, investment and research in energy storage: The latest developments in energy storage, with a focus on research and innovation in Silicon Valley, were discussed at Joint Venture's Third Annual Energy Storage Symposium. More.

June 4, 2012 - (GreenTechGrid) - A presentation from the DOE's Energy Storage Research Program manager at Joint Venture symposium: The event confronted some of the enormous challenges faced today in deploying energy storage on the grid -- issues that span the economic, technical, regulatory, and cultural domains. More.

May 31, 2012 - (Cambell Patch) - What does quality of life mean to you?: The Quality of Life survey is one of four parts that make up the 2012 Community Assessment. U.S. Census data at the local level from 2010, secondary sources including reports from the ... Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and more than 100 "kitchen table” community conversations. More.

May 26, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Silicon Valley heavyweights urge Obama to weigh in on Hangar One's fate: The very vitality and future of NASA Ames as a Center is at risk," states a May 22 letter signed by Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group; Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture; and Jim Wunderman, president of Bay Area Council. More.

May 17, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - O'Brien: Facebook reminds us that whatever its flaws, Silicon Valley still works: That prompted local companies and governments to create Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a nonprofit whose mission is to monitor our competitiveness and the health of our communities. More.

May 17, 2012 - (Daily Beast) - Facebook’s IPO Testifies to Silicon Valley’s Power but Does Little for Other Californians: In the past “a booming tech economy created all kinds of jobs,” notes Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a key industry research group. “Now we only create these rarefied jobs.” More.

May 11, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Op-Ed: Collaborative purchases of solar can save money for agencies: Organized by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, this regional effort was consistent with the county's goal of innovating the way resources are used, conserved and planned. More.

May 2, 2012 - (San Mateo Patch) - Grand Boulevard Initiative Wins Regional Award: The initiative -- comprised of 19 cities, counties and agencies -- was recognized for its work as a public-private partnership by the Association of Bay Area Governments. More.

May 1, 2012 - (TheAtlanticCities.com) - Regional Planning Done Right: A second and very different example of municipalities working together to address common issues is the Grand Boulevard Initiative in California’s Silicon Valley, an attempt to transform one of the country’s most notorious commercial corridors. More.

April 24, 2012 - (Electronics Weekly) - Globalpress Summit: Wacky Valley: Silicon Valley is buzzing again with 42,000 jobs added last year according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and with the average engineering salary topping $100,000, according to Forbes. More.

April 21, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - O'Brien: Welcome to the new and expanded Silicon Valley: "It's a head-scratcher for us, but we're going to have to grapple with this," Hancock said. "This is a technology region, but how do you define and measure it? ... The day is going to have to come when we incorporate San Francisco into those measurements." More.

April 2, 2012 - (NBC Bay Area) - Immigration Balances Bay Area Population Drain: "We are not creating midrange jobs that create growth and employ large numbers of people," said Russell Hancock, the CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

March 30, 2012 - (Bay Citizen) - Bay Area Residents Leaving in Droves: "The economy's changed," said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a research group backed by businesses and local governments. More.

"The economy's changed," said Russell Hancock, the president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a research group backed by businesses and local governments.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/18wQp)

"The economy's changed," said Russell Hancock, the president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a research group backed by businesses and local governments.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/18wQp)

March 18, 2012 - (Toronto Star) - Silicon Valley: Don't Worry, Be Happy. America's Future is Here: Median incomes in the Valley ... have passed $86,000 and are headed north. “That’s among the highest of any region in America,” says Russell Hancock, whose Joint Venture: Silicon Valley group produces an annual State of the Valley report. Video.

March 12, 2012 - (Contra Costa Times) - Bay Area Economy is Rebounding, but Long-Term Hazards Loom: "We are not looking for handouts, we are not looking for relief," said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network. More.

February 27, 2012 - (Associated Press) - Recovery Bypasses Silicon Valley Non-Tech Workers: But that recovery has not had the same ripple effect on the region as a whole compared to previous tech booms, said Russell Hancock, head of Joint Venture, one of the groups behind the index. More.

February 24, 2012 - (New York Times) - Silicon Valley Neighbors, Facing Vastly Different Tax Rates: “...or we are going to have to rethink our whole system,” said Emmett Carson, the chief executive of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which along with another nonprofit group, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, released a report this month calling for major revisions to Proposition 13. More.

February 23, 2012 - (Scripps News) - Economic Divide in Silicon Valley is Huge: For the region's better off and better educated, 2011 was a "bonanza," in the words of Russell Hancock, CEO of the nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which co-produced the survey. But, hold the celebrations. More.

February 22, 2012 -(Peninsula Press) - Developers and City Disagree; Downtown Palo Alto Lot "In Flux" for a Year: According to the 2012 Silicon Valley Index, a yearly survey of the government, economy, and society of the region, the shrinking middle class is a serious threat to the community. More.

February 17, 2012 - (Fox & Hounds Daily) - Joint Venture Silicon Valley Wants Changes to Prop. 13: Joint Venture Silicon Valley focused on Proposition 13 at a conference last week issuing a report that Proposition 13 should be part of a discussion about restructuring the tax system. No other part of the tax system was in the report’s crosshairs. More.

February 13, 2012 -(Peninsula Press) - Experts Say Silicon Valley Isn't Living up to Its Artistic Potential: “Silicon Valley is the epicenter for thought about change,” Joel Slayton said at Friday’s conference, which was sponsored by Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. More.

February 13, 2012 - (KQED News) - Silicon Valley Divided - New Report Shows Tech Sector Growing, Middle Class Hurting: Russell Hancock, Joint Venture chief executive officer, pointed to companies involved in cloud computing, Internet, mobile devices and social media as “clear drivers” of the rise in employment. More.

February 12, 2012 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Guest Column by Russell Hancock and Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.: Prop. 13 Doesn't Fit California's New Economy: It's clearly time to talk about reform, and when we do, Prop. 13 needs to be squarely on the table. More.

February 12, 2012 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Hires and Promotions: San Jose State University President Mohammad Qayoumi  and San Jose Mineta International Airport Aviation Director Bill Sherry were elected to the board of directors of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

February 10, 2012 - (Peninsula Press) - Silicon Valley Leaders Ponder How to ‘Go Green’ at San Jose Conference: According to the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Index report, released Tuesday, “Venture capital investment in clean technology nearly doubled over the prior year and was strongest in Energy Generation, Efficiency and Storage." More.

February 10, 2012 - (Mountain View Voice) - Silicon Valley Economy Rebounding, Report Says: The valley's employment base grew by 3.8 percent in the past 12 months, and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent — compared to a national unemployment rate of 11 percent, said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

February 10, 2012 - (Palo Alto Online) - Prop. 13: The Elephant is Finally in the Room: Calling California's tax system "broken," the head of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation called this week for a re-examination of Proposition 13 and other policies governing revenue that support public services in the state. More.

February 10, 2012 - (Peninsula Press) - Tech Sector Sees Growth, but Panel Warns Communities Face Social and Economic Threats: According to Russell Hancock, president and chief executive officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, public institutions are locked in a fiscal crisis. “We can’t see any way out of it. Our public revenues are completely squeezed,” he said this morning. More.

February 10, 2012 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Heads Up: The economic health of Silicon Valley is the subject of today's State of the Valley conference at the San Jose convention center. Sponsored by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the confab includes panels on rethinking California's tax system, green energy and the environment, and arts and culture. More.

February 10, 2012 - (Peninsula Press) - Proposition 13 Hurts School and Government Funding in Silicon Valley, Experts Say: And 36 percent of students in Silicon Valley do not meet the basic University of California and California State University requirements, said Russell Hancock, president and Chief Executive Officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

February 9, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Editorial - Joint Venture's Latest Index Takes on Sacred Cow: Prop. 13: ...it (Prop. 13) ought to be on the table when sales tax reform and other ideas are considered. The Joint Venture report provides a factual foundation for that debate. More.

February 8, 2012 - (The Times of India) - Cloud Computing, Apps Power Jobs Growth in Silicon Valley: Silicon Valley is creating jobs and wealth for highly skilled workers but may be leaving some residents behind as employment closes in on pre-Great Recession levels, according to a report released Tuesday. More.

February 8, 2012 - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Silicon Valley's Huge Economic Divide: For the region's better off and better educated, 2011 was a "bonanza," in the words of Russell Hancock, CEO of the nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which co-produced the survey. But, hold the celebrations. More

February 8, 2012 - (NBC Bay Area and MSNBC) - Silicon Valley Economy Good, Hesitant: Normally a cheering section for the high-tech industry, the report's author, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, warns "we don't see [our report] as a cause for celebration." Video.

February 7, 2012 - (Fox News) - Report: Silicon Valley Sees Growth in Jobs, Wealth: "Silicon Valley does seem to be mounting a fairly impressive recovery," said Russell Hancock, president and chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a nonprofit that compiles the index annually. More

February 7, 2012 -(Bloomberg/Businessweek) - Report: Silicon Valley Sees Growth in Jobs, Wealth: "Silicon Valley does seem to be mounting a fairly impressive recovery," said Russell Hancock, president and chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a nonprofit that compiles the index annually along with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. More.

February 7, 2012 -(CNET) - Silicon Valley Economy Recovering Faster Than the Nation: Silicon Valley is experiencing a surge in job growth and wealth, outpacing the national economic recovery, according to a new report released today. More.

February 7, 2012 - (CBS News) - Report: Silicon Valley Sees Growth in Jobs, Wealth: Hancock said the improving economy hasn't resulted in the same widespread benefits as previous periods of growth. In the past, he said, advances in the high-tech industry would also create many mid-level jobs that served as the "spine" of Silicon Valley. More.

February 7, 2012 -(KCBS 740) - Silicon Valley Economy Shows Major Gains: The 2012 Silicon Valley Index was released on Tuesday and showed that the region added 42,000 jobs last year, a jump of nearly 4 percent. Audio.

February 7, 2012 - (Newsday) - Report: Silicon Valley Sees Growth in Jobs, Wealth: Job growth occurred in all major sectors of the Silicon Valley economy except manufacturing. Key industries adding jobs included cloud computing, mobile devices, mobile apps, Internet companies and social media. More.

February 7, 2012 - (Wall Street Journal) - Silicon Valley Recovering Faster Than Nation: "Tech used to be the tide that would lift all boats," said Mr. Hancock. "But it's no time to be popping corks" now. More.

February 7, 2012 - (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal) - Silicon Valley Index Shows Tech Revival Drives Recovery: At a press conference Tuesday in downtown San Jose, Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock said that almost every sector in the valley posted modest job growth this past year. More.

February 7, 2012 - (ABC News) - Report: Silicon Valley Report Sees Growth in Jobs, Wealth: "Silicon Valley does seem to be mounting a fairly impressive recovery," said Russell Hancock, president and chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a nonprofit that compiles the index annually along with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. More.

February 7, 2012 - (Palo Alto Weekly) - Silicon Valley Economy Rebounding, Report Says: "Silicon Valley does appear to be mounting a fairly impressive recovery. We were the last to succumb to the national recession and appear to be the first to be emerging out of it," (Joint Venture CEO Russell) Hancock said in a press briefing. More.

February 7, 2012 - (Bay Citizen) - Silicon Valley Leaders: Prop. 13 Not Working Anymore: The housing crisis that began in 2008 could have a crippling effect on California's ability to provide government services for a generation, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

The housing crisis that began in 2008 could have a crippling effect on California's ability to provide government services for a generation, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Silicon Valley Communtiy Foundation and Joint Venture Silicon Valley.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/15Aqr)

The housing crisis that began in 2008 could have a crippling effect on California's ability to provide government services for a generation, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Silicon Valley Communtiy Foundation and Joint Venture Silicon Valley.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/15Aqr)

February 7, 2012 - (ABC7 News) - Report: Silicon Valley Leading U.S. Out of Recession: However, the index also pointed out that small businesses are "clearly not out of the rough," said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture. Video.

February 7, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Silicon Valley Job Growth Sizzles in 2011, but New Report Also Issues Warnings: "The gap between those succeeding and those struggling grows wider and wider," Hancock said. "It's as if we're becoming two valleys." More.

February 2, 2012 - (MarketWatch) - VTA Installs Solar Power Systems at Its Three Bus Yards: The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), in partnership with SunPower Corp., Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and Wells Fargo, installed solar parking canopy systems, totaling 2.1 megawatts (MW), at its three bus maintenance divisions. More.

January 30, 2012 - (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal) - Silicon Valley Wants Patent Office: Groups that endorsed the San Jose proposal include Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and San Jose State University , according to the mayor’s office. More.

January 28, 2012 - (Bay Citizen) - Old Techies Never Die: “The pace of change is just breathtaking,” said Russell Hancock, president and chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a research group backed by businesses and local governments. More.

“The pace of change is just breathtaking,” said Russell Hancock, president and chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a research group backed by businesses and local governments.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/15r6n)

“The pace of change is just breathtaking,” said Russell Hancock, president and chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a research group backed by businesses and local governments.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/15r6n)

“The pace of change is just breathtaking,” said Russell Hancock, president and chief executive of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a research group backed by businesses and local governments.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/15r6n)

January 25, 2012 -(Palo Alto Online) - Impacts of Prop. 13 to be Explored Feb. 10 at Silicon Valley Conference: So there hasn't really been a current, concise, politically neutral compilation of the impacts that people could use to understand the amendment's full implications in today's economic environment, whether or not they agree with Prop. 13's intent.That is about to change. More.

January 24, 2012 -(New York Times) - For Newcomers in Silicon Valley, the Dream of Entrepreneurship Still Lives: Many started fending off job offers even before graduation, besieged by recruiters desperate to fill slots at established companies and start-ups, which at the last count numbered about 23,000, according to Russell Hancock, chief executive of Joint Venture, a company that analyzes Silicon Valley trends. More.

January 24, 2012 - (MarketWatch) - New Study Reveals 51% Growth in Californians Using Mobile Devices to Access the Internet Within the Last Three Years: "Much of the industry innovation that is driving the mobile migration towards more advanced data use is coming from Silicon Valley," said Leon Beauchman of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

January 24, 2012 - (Palo Alto Online) - Palo Alto Approves AT&T's Antenna Plan: Leon Beauchman, director of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Wireless Communications Initiative, said his group is promoting an effort to make the entire Silicon Valley a "4G region." More.

January 20, 2012 -(Bay Citizen) - Tech Boom Leaving East Bay Behind - "Jobs cluster," said Russell Hancock, head of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a business-backed think tank. "One cluster, Hancock said, is around "prestige addresses - Palo Alto, Mountain View and Santa Clara." More.

"Jobs cluster," said Russell Hancock, head of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a business-backed think tank.

One cluster, Hancock said, is around "prestige addresses — Palo Alto, Mountain View and Santa Clara," which draw companies because of their geographic proximity to venture capitalists.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/15knU)

"Jobs cluster," said Russell Hancock, head of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a business-backed think tank.

One cluster, Hancock said, is around "prestige addresses — Palo Alto, Mountain View and Santa Clara," which draw companies because of their geographic proximity to venture capitalists.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/15knU)

January 19, 2012 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Sal Pizarro: John A. Sobrato to be Honored by Joint Venture Silicon Valley: So it's fitting, but hardly surprising, that Sobrato would be honored this year with the David Packard Award for civic entrepreneurship by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More.

January 7, 2012 - (ABC7 News) - Silicon Valley Leads National Job Economy: "The big driver, no question, is tech, and when I say tech, I mean specifically cloud computing, mobile devices, applications, software, internet companies," says CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Russell Hancock. Video.

January 6, 2012 - (Harvard University - Leadership for a Networked World) - Cross-Jusidiction Collaboration: Yet newfound vision and governmental innovation is bubbling up from leaders across Silicon Valley. A hub for this ingenuity is the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network. More.

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