Press Releases

Three California City Mayors, Secretary of State and Silicon Valley CEOs Speak at Annual Luncheon 2017 Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

SAN JOSE, CA – Three city mayors along with California’s secretary of state will join tech CEOs, public officials and others in celebrating diversity, inclusion and innovation at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Annual Public Policy Luncheon on Wednesday, November 1st. The sold-out event will feature a “Best Practices for More Gender & Ethnic Diversity in .. read more

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

Google Becomes Title Sponsor of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation’s “Santa Run Silicon Valley”

SAN JOSE, CA – October 18, 2017 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is thrilled to announce Google as title sponsor of “Santa Run Silicon Valley,” supporting long-standing San José community traditions: Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice. “The holidays in downtown San José wouldn’t be the same without Christmas in the Park and .. read more

Silicon Valley Companies Delighted with Water District Vote of 7-0 to Participate in California  WaterFix

   SAN JOSE, CA –Silicon Valley Leadership Group representatives were delighted to be at the meeting where the Santa Clara Valley Water District voted 7-0 late yesterday afternoon to move forward and participate in the California WaterFix.  This vote is a major step forward for California WaterFix and it ensures that Silicon Valley will have .. read more

On October 18th, 2017, posted in: Energy, Environment, Press Releases, Uncategorized by

Silicon Valley Businesses Urge Santa Clara Water District to Support WaterFix

 SAN JOSE, CA – 40 member companies of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group sent a letter to the Santa Clara Water District this morning urging them to join other water districts in supporting California WaterFix. WaterFix is designed to fix the state’s aging and environmentally damaging water infrastructure system with the construction of a new .. read more

On October 16th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Congratulates Governor Brown on Signing SB 797

SAN JOSE, CA – Time for traffic relief, transit operations and road repairs is now and with the swirl of the pen Governor Jerry Brown took a momentous step this afternoon, signing SB 797 (Jerry Hill) into law, to the delight of our 380 member organizations of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. “SB 797 is vital .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

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