Press Releases

Eleven Years of Helping Families in Need through the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 2015”

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 17, 2015 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation is celebrating 11 years of helping local families in need through the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot.” The Silicon Valley Turkey Trot needs community support on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, to raise $1 million for the five beneficiaries: Second Harvest .. read more

On November 18th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

Carl Guardino Named 2015 MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year

Nov.  5, 2015 – Hollywood, Fla. – A committee made up of race directors, athletes, media, corporate executives and club officials has named Carl Guardino, Director of the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot,” the MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year. Guardino was honored at a reception at the Road Race Management Race .. read more

On November 6th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

93 CEOs urge San Jose City Council to find workable ridesharing solution

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and 93 of its CEOs (listed below) have sent the San Jose City Council the following letter in support of a workable ridesharing pilot program at Mineta San José International Airport. Join us in urging the city council to find a solution for customer choice when leaving SJC. Read Carl .. read more

On October 28th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by , , ,

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is the featured speaker at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s “Annual Public Policy Luncheon;” Sobrato’s and Morgridge’s named “Spirit of Silicon Valley – Lifetime Achievement Award” recipients

SAN JOSE – Oct. 26 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is the featured speaker at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s “Annual Public Policy Luncheon” on Oct. 30 and will participate in a panel discussion that will cover topics like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other issues of importance to our region and nation’s economic .. read more

On October 26th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group stands with Governor Brown on balanced transportation funding plan

September 3, 2015 SILICON VALLEY – “With a great combination of reform and revenue, Governor Brown’s transportation proposal released today is the right remedy to help cure California’s ailing local streets and roads and state highway system. Governor Brown’s proposed $3.6 billion a year transportation funding package is a sensible solution to fix the cracks .. read more

On September 3rd, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by ,

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 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