Press Releases

Mayor Liccardo and San José Public Library Launch “Coding 5K Challenge”

    February 14, 2018 City-wide coding initiative designed to help more K-12 students develop important technology skills that will help prepare them to participate in the region’s economy and prosperity San José, Calif. – The San José Public Library (SJPL) has partnered with Mayor Sam Liccardo, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and various Silicon .. read more

On February 16th, 2018, posted in: Education, Press Releases by

South Bay, San Mateo and  San Francisco  Residents Say They’re Willing to Pay More for Expanded and Modernized Caltrain Services

February 12th, 2018 SAN JOSE, CA – Three out of four registered voters polled in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties say they’re willing to pay a higher sales tax to fund an expansion and modernization of Caltrain, particularly if it has any impact on crushing congestion on Highways 101, I-280 and the .. read more

On February 12th, 2018, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation, Uncategorized by

96% of Voters in the Bay Area: Want to Fix Pesky Potholes Coming a Close Second is Finding Solutions to Snarled Traffic

For Immediate Release February 9th, 2018 SAN JOSE, CA – When potential voters were asked what they would support as a top priority for the Bay Area those pesky, costly potholes reined at the top of the list with 96 percent saying they strongly support or support putting potholes in their rearview mirror. Interestingly enough .. read more

On February 9th, 2018, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by

Leadership Group Responds to Measure Forcing Developers to Hire Local

January 6th, 2018 SAN JOSE, CA – “As a former union drywall mechanic, I’m sympathetic that hardworking construction workers can’t always afford to buy a home here in high-cost Silicon Valley,” says Carl Guardino, CEO and President of Silicon Valley Leadership Group which represents the viewpoints of more than 375 companies here in the Valley. .. read more

On February 6th, 2018, posted in: Housing, Press Releases, Uncategorized by

California League of Conservation Voters Endorses 2018 Housing Bond

January 31st 2018 Housing Bond: Affordable homes for veterans, seniors and people struggling with the cost of housing across California Sacramento, CA – Affordable Housing Now, the campaign to pass the $4 billion Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018, announced the measure has been endorsed by the California League of Conservation Voters, the non-partisan political action .. read more

On January 31st, 2018, posted in: Housing, Press Releases by

Significant South Bay Traffic Relief Investments Supported by Regional Measure 3

January 23, 2018 Transportation infrastructure projects key to South Bay congestion relief, economic growth, and maintaining jobs made possible by RM3 South Bay— Tomorrow the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) is set to vote to place Regional Measure 3 (RM3) onto the June 2018 ballot. RM3 constitutes a series of transit improvement projects set to .. read more

On January 24th, 2018, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by

Coalition Supporting Regional Measure 3 Assembles to Bring Infrastructure Improvements and Increased Transportation Capacity to the Bay Area

January 18, 2018 Bay Area Council, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and SPUR leading the way forward San Francisco– Today a coalition of leading planning, transportation, business, and labor organizations announced that they are actively supportive of Regional Measure 3 (RM3) and will lead the endeavor to bring necessary improvements to the Bay Area’s transportation and .. read more

On January 18th, 2018, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation, Uncategorized by

 Runners and Walkers Help Restore Holiday Order Chasing the Grinch From Downtown San Jose – Google “Santa Run Silicon Valley”

  SAN JOSE, CA. – Santa Claus is coming to town sleigh bells ringing to chase the “Grinch” from downtown on Sunday, December 17th. Actually, as many as 5,000 Santa Clauses will chase the “Grinch,” also known as our County Tax Collector Larry Stone, through the streets while he mushes a pace car leading 5,000 Santa Claus-clad .. read more

On December 18th, 2017, posted in: Front Page, Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Bay Area Council See Some Good and Some Bad in Current Federal Tax Reform Efforts

SAN JOSE, CA – Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO and President Carl Guardino and Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman highlight the impacts of tax reform in a joint letter to the members of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act Conference Committee. Collectively, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Bay Area Council represent .. read more

On December 11th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” – Small Town Feel, Big Community Impact

  SAN JOSE, CA. – The 13th Annual Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot,” founded by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, inspires people to get moving before tucking into the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast. Coming in as the #1 largest timed Turkey Trot in the nation, according to Runners USA, the race leads the .. read more

On November 21st, 2017, posted in: Events, Press Releases by