Press Releases

TPA reauthorization will help the innovation economy and 40 million Americans with jobs directly related to trade

SILICON VALLEY – June 24 -The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, with nearly 400-member companies primarily in the high-tech, bio-tech and social media business sectors, applauds the U.S. Senate for its bi-partisan action in support of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) reauthorization legislation that will now head to the President’s desk for his promised signature. Leadership .. read more

On June 24th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Taps Richard Hulnick for New Role of Race Manager

June 16, 2015 (San Jose, CA) – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation today announced a significant new hire to head up the organization’s series of foot races, naming industry veteran Richard Hulnick as Race Manager for the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”, TiVo “Santa Run Silicon Valley”, and Lam Research “Heart & Soles .. read more

On June 16th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group applauds vote Friday on TPA and urges Congress to get the job done next week by voting in favor of the innovation economy

June 12, 2015 SILICON VALLEY – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, with nearly 400-member companies, praised Congress for voting in favor of the Trade Priorities Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA), even though it was blocked from reaching the President’s desk by a procedural, separate, “no” vote on a provision to grant financial aid to displaced .. read more

On June 12th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley companies enjoying fifth straight year of significant growth; expect it to continue in 2015, according to a Silicon Valley Leadership Group survey

San Jose, Ca – May 13, 2015 – Sixty-four percent of the 217 companies that responded to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s annual CEO Survey plan to add jobs this year, up significantly from 2013 (46 percent) and 2014 (59 percent) results. Only 2 percent of the companies anticipate reducing their workforce this year. Housing .. read more

On May 19th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

Data Updated – Blog Added – to Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project Report

Contact: Steve Wright / Swright@svlg.org / 408.501.7853 April, 2015 – The landmark Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project study, first published in January, has been updated with Q1 data. The new data covers falling federal R&D investment in Silicon Valley and other U.S. tech regions, the migration patterns of workers moving from within the U.S. .. read more

On April 20th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Welcomes Three New Board Members

Contact: Nancy Sanchez nsanchez@svlg.org / 408-501-7879 Mark Hawkins, Salesforce CFO and Executive Vice President The Silicon Valley-based public policy organization, which represents nearly 400 companies on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, named Mark Hawkins to its board of directors. He is the CFO and .. read more

On March 17th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Contributes $1.2 Million to Local Non-Profits

Contact: Nancy Sanchez nsanchez@svlg.org / 408-501-7879 Seven local charities and 64 schools awarded nearly $1.2 million through the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, from the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot,” TiVo “Santa Run Silicon Valley” and Lam Research “Heart & Soles 5K” San Jose, Calif., March 12, 2015 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group .. read more

On March 12th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

Bay Area Climate Collaborative and Prospect Silicon Valley Join Forces

BACC becomes part of Prospect Silicon Valley organization with increased strategic linkages SAN JOSE, CA., Jan. 22, 2015 – The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) and Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV) announced the integration of BACC into the ProspectSV organization. BACC and ProspectSV programs will continue as they do today with strengthened linkages between the respective .. read more

New study shows why Silicon Valley’s economic health is good at present – and why changes are needed for continued successes and broader prosperity

Contact: Steve Wright Swright@svlg.org / 408.501.7853 The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Silicon Valley Community Foundation project studies 23 innovation indicators and makes comparisons with five other U.S. technology regions San Jose, CA – Jan. 15, 2015 – A landmark study on Silicon Valley’s competitiveness and innovation economy released today shows that by several measures .. read more

On January 14th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by , ,

Efraimson Sets U.S. Junior 5K Record at Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2014 – Alexa Efraimson, 17, shattered the previous U.S. 5K road record for Junior women (ages 19-and-under) with a time of 16 minutes and 8 seconds at the 10th Annual Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” in San Jose, Calif. on November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day). Competing in the .. read more

On December 22nd, 2014, posted in: Press Releases by