Current News Coverage

April 25, 2017 - (CBS5-TV) - New Flying Car Prototype Takes to the Air: "Russell Hancock of Joint Venture Silicon Valley says don’t laugh at this prototype. 'Don’t forget, they laughed at Orville and Wilbur Wright.'" Video

April 24, 2017 - (Realtor.com) - Silicon Valley Shakeup: These are the Next Top Tech Towns: "The sky-high prices may explain why the number of folks moving to the region dropped by 27% from 2012 to 2015, according to the latest data from the think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

April 20, 2017 - (Globe and Mail) - Trump's Visa Order Met with Mixed Reaction from U.S. Tech: "That drop in applications could be seen as a worrying sign that Mr. Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric has already put a chill on demand from foreign job applicants, said Russell Hancock, chief executive officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a regional think tank." More

April 19, 2017 - (San Jose City College Times) - How to End Up with the Hours of Commute in the Bay Area: "...a study from the the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies showed that among the commuters on Santa Clara and San Mateo County, 74% drive single, 10% share the drive, only 6% were using public transportation." More.

April 14, 2017 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Report: Silicon Valley CRE Markets Starting to Cool: "Though vacancy rates and asking rent prices in Silicon Valley aren’t necessarily bad today, they’re noticeably changed in the first quarter of 2017 from last year’s numbers, according to research released Friday by Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, a research and analysis arm of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

April 12, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Bay Area Companies Rank Among Highest Paying in USA: "'Tech companies have to pay a lot because it’s so expensive to live here in the Bay Area,”'said Russell Hancock, chief executive officer of San Jose-based Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a private-public partnership." More

April 10, 2017 - (Fast Company) - A Solution for the Bay Area's Traffic Woes: "Joint Venture Silicon Valley (JVSV), a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and solving the region’s issues, has been grappling with the traffic dilemma for years, and it’s now landed on a fairly radical but very comprehensive solution." More.

April 7, 2017 - (Your Story) - Why an Increasing Number of Silicon Valley Workers are Looking Elsewhere for Their Next Job: "In fact, a report by the non-profit Joint Venture Silicon Valley stated that the region's economic inequality continues to grow and that its infrastructure is grossly inadequate." More

April 3, 2017 - (Planetizen) - Can Silicon Valley Work for Bikes?: Created by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, and Nelson\Nygaard, the report benefited from sponsorship from Google, Facebook, and Stanford University. More

March 29 - (Urgent Communications) - Education is Key for Wireless Technology to Advance, Speaker Says: "David Witkowski, executive director of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a non-profit that provides a neutral forum for collaborative thinking and leadership from both the public and private sectors, says there are a number of reasons cities haven’t yet fully embraced wireless coverage." More.

March 27, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Guest Editorial: How to Get More People Riding the Bikes We Love (Russell Hancock and Shiloh Ballard): "The Mercury News’ Scott Herhold pondered this question in his recent column, spurred by the release of “Silicon Valley Bike Vision,” a report from our two organizations." More

March 22, 2017 - (Next City) - Fast Company Names 12 “World Changing Ideas” From Chicago to the Bay Area: "The winner in the transportation category is a plan called Bay Area Fair Value Commuting, developed by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a nonprofit that helped put together this new report laying out a vision for a better bike network in that region." More

March 22, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Scott Herhold: Bike to Work? Why Commuters Say No: "The accident made me shun bicycling for nearly a decade. And it’s given me sympathy for one of the central findings of a new report on bicycling put out by Joint Venture and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition." More

March 21, 2017 - (Next City) - Silicon Valley Has a Plan for Building a “Stress-Free” Bike Network: "The report, Silicon Valley Bike Vision, comes from a number of organizations and heavy-hitters: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates..." More

March 13, 2017 - (The Atlantic) - In Pricey Silicon Valley, Teachers Scramble for Housing: "About 21 percent of people who have jobs in Silicon Valley live outside of the area, and about 5 percent endure mega-commutes of more than 90 minutes one-way, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More

March 6, 2017 - (KPIX-TV) - Restrictions on H-1B Visas Could Take Toll on Silicon Valley: “'Legal immigration is altogether different thing and Silicon Valley is built upon the premise of people coming here legally and pursing a path to innovation, entrepreneurship and prosperity,' said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." Video.

February 18, 2017 - (Viodi TV) - From Connected Smart City to Smart Region: "Speaking at Joint Venture’s 2017 State of the Valley Conference (SOV2017), (David) Witcowski provides an overview of the Joint Venture’s newly formed Smart Region Initiative." More.

February 17, 2017 -(Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Silicon Valley Companies Like Google Have a Growing Stake in Biking Infrastructure: "But the Valley has obvious challenges associated with increasing bike ridership, chief among them infrastructure, according to a new report released Friday by nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition." More.

February 17, 2017 - (Palo Alto Online) - Report: More People leaving Silicon Valley Than Coming In: Healthy Job Growth Resulting in Housing Shortages, Worsening Traffic: "That's the overarching message of the 2017 Silicon Valley Index, a comprehensive look at the region that the nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley released Thursday morning." More

February 17, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - The Future of Cars - Connected, Electric and Shared: "Joint Venture President Russell Hancock said that the average commuting time for the region’s workers has crept up since 2005. Workers now lose 35 hours annually due to congestion." More.

February 16, 2017 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Silicon Valley Economy Took a Pause in 2016, but There's No 'Bubble Bursting,' Report says: "The Bay Area's economy — from Silicon Valley up to San Francisco — took a breather in 2016, with several key indicators dropping from 2015 but still showing long-term gains, according to the newly released 2017 Silicon Valley Index." More

February 16, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Silicon Valley Economy Slows, but Still Grows: "'We are driving a race car, but instead of driving at 120 miles an hour, maybe we’re going at 110 miles an hour. But we still are in a race car,' said Russell Hancock, chief executive officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

February 14, 2017 - (Mountain View Voice) - Cities United for Midpeninsula Bike Route: "In recent days, elected leaders at each of the four cities signed up for the project, which is being called the Managers Mobility Partnership Effort." More

February 7, 2017 - (Central Valley Business Times) - More Than 1/3 of Businesses May be Impacted by Travel Ban: "About two-thirds of the workers in computer and mathematical professions in the California-based tech industry were born outside the U.S., according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More

February 4, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Thousands Rally Against Trump Immigration Ban: "Nearly two-thirds of workers in science, technology and math fields in Silicon Valley were born abroad, according to statistics from the Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

February 3, 2017 - (KPIX-TV) - Chariot Ride-Hailing Service Featured Ford's Super Bowl Ad, Future Tech Plans: "'This makes sense for established companies especially ones from outside Silicon Valley that want to have a toehold here,' said Russell Hancock, CEO and President of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." Video.

January 31, 2017 - (Mass Transit Magazine) - Smart Cities Council and Joint Venture Silicon Valley Join Forces to Advance Smart Communities: "Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley will bring together city leaders and technology innovators to explore incoming trends and disruptive technologies for smart cities." More

January 30, 2017 - (KPIX-TV) - Tech vs. Trump: Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock: "Tech is the engine that drives the California economy." Video.

January 30, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Trump Executive Order on H-1B Visas Reportedly in the Works: "About two-thirds of computer and mathematical workers were born outside the U.S., according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More

January 23, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - H-1B Visa Program Faces Uncertain Future in Trump Era: About two-thirds of the workers in computer and mathematical professions were born outside the U.S., according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More.

January 17, 2017 - (Silicon Beat) - Lyft Co-founders: Carpooling, Smart Lanes Will End Traffic Woes: "...a recent study by Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies showed that in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, only 10 percent of workers carpool." More

January 17, 2017 - (The Economist Films) - The Agenda: People Power, the Rise of Populism and What Lies Behind It: Quotes from Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock. Video.

January 4, 2017 - (KCBS Radio) - Live interview with Joint Venture Wireless Communications Initiative co-chair Jon Walton on efforts to improve wireless network coverage. Audio.

January 3, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Study: Uber, Lyft Car Services Could Reduce Traffic by 75 Percent: "Silicon Valley workers who live outside the region spend an average of 113 minutes a day in their cars, according to a November study released by Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies." More.

January 2, 2017 - (Peninsula Daily Journal) - The Future of a Grand Boulevard: Streetscape Eases Fow on El Camino Real in San Carlos: "A San Carlos streetscape project caught the attention of those working on the Grand Boulevard Initiative, a regional effort to improve the otherwise desolate stretch of thoroughfare connecting cities across the Peninsula. More.

News Archive by Year

Media Contact

Duffy Jennings

Vice President, Communications
Joint Venture Silicon Valley


(408) 298-9337 direct
(408) 896-6900 cell

Media Kit

News Coverage

Joint Venture's initiatives, publications, events and regional expertise receive frequent coverage in the national and local news media. Our staff is always available to comment on economic trends in Silicon Valley.

View news coverage.