Press Releases

Leadership Group Applauds Senator Hill as SB 797, to Greatly Increase Caltrain Capacity, Clears One More Hurdle in the Senate

SAN JOSE, CA – In an overwhelming eight to two vote, the California Senate Transportation and Housing Committee voted in support for SB 797 today. The much anticipated bill will be heard on the Senate floor next week. SB 797, which authorizes a consolidated three county election to permanently fund Caltrain operations and greatly increase ridership .. read more

On September 8th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

Leadership Group Urges President Trump to Maintain and Protect DACA

Dear President Trump: I am writing to express how important the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is to the strength of our national economy, and to our position as the global leader of innovation and technological advancement. The Leadership Group was founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard and represents more than .. read more

On September 1st, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Uncategorized by

Leadership Group’s More Than 368 Companies Thrilled SB 797 Passes California State Assembly

SAN JOSE, CA – SB 797 hit the California State Assembly floor this morning and passed to the delight of the more than 368 member organizations of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. It now goes back to the senate where it will probably be heard in the transportation or local government committees for a concurrence hearing then head to .. read more

On September 1st, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

Letter to Senator Jerry Hill: Support for SB 797

Dear Senator Hill: On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, we write in support of SB 797: The purpose of which is to enable voters and taxpayers in the three “Caltrain Commuter Rail Counties” of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara to address the crippling congestion in the .. read more

On August 30th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by ,

The Urgency of Now – Public Private Partnerships

2017 Silicon Valley Leadership Group Education Summit Defining the Future of the STEM Pipeline SAN JOSE, CA – Silicon Valley has the highest worker productivity with the greatest percentage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) oriented workers in the workforce according the 2017 Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project (SVCIP). According to the same .. read more

On August 15th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Uncategorized by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Commended with Resolutions

The 40th Anniversary Gala presented a wonderful opportunity for the Leadership Group to highlight successful and strong partnerships with elected officials. Over the years, the Leadership Group has worked with several elected officials to accomplish critical goals and ensure the best for the Silicon Valley. Here are some highlights of resolutions presented to the Leadership .. read more

On August 8th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Uncategorized by

Historic Groundbreaking for Caltrain Electrification

Millbrae, CA – After years of hardwork and dedication, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO and President Carl Guardino joined Governor Jerry Brown, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Congresswoman Jackie Speier and a number of state and local elected officials, business leaders, transportation advocates and environmentalists at the Millbrae Caltrain Station to celebrate the official .. read more

On July 26th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation, Uncategorized by

California Votes to Extend Landmark Cap and Trade

CAP AND TRADE LEGISLATION PASSES BOTH HOUSES – AB 398, a bill to extend cap and trade, passed both houses of the Legislature with a bi-partisan vote.  Two-thirds was needed for this legislation and the vote was 28-12 in the Senate and 55-21 in the Assembly.   It will now go to the Governor for his signature.  .. read more

On July 19th, 2017, posted in: Energy, Environment, Press Releases by

Testimony in Support of SB 595 (Beall)

TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF SB 595 (BEALL) – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group represents nearly 375 employers throughout the Bay Area, who collectively provide jobs to well over 500,000 Californians. As we found in our Annual “Silicon Valley Competitiveness Project” for each of the past three years, one of the three biggest challenges to the .. read more

On July 13th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by

California Business Leaders Respond to Bill Advancing State’s Cap-and-Trade Program

SAN FRANCISCO — In response to today’s proposed language advancing California’s Cap-and-Trade program, key progressive business leaders released the following statements, and are available for comment/interviews on the issues. SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP GROUP Mike Mielke, Sr. Vice President, Energy and Environment **Represents more than 400 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers, providing nearly one of every .. read more