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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 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.

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