Press Releases

San Jose’s New Direct Flight to Tokyo Opens Doors for Silicon Valley

San José, Calif. –Jan. 7, 2013 –  The launch of the All Nippon Airways direct flight between San José and Tokyo on January 11 creates new opportunities to develop and strengthen business partnerships between Silicon Valley and Japan. A public-private delegation representing San José and Silicon Valley will be on board ANA’s inaugural flight on .. read more

On January 8th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA HOST CITIES ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 – Leadership Group to help with Stage 6 in San Jose

Contact: Steve Wright/Vice President – Communications 408.501.7853  TOUR OF CALIFORNIA HOST CITIES ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 Leadership Group to help with Stage 6 in San Jose LOS ANGELES (November 27, 2012) – Twelve cities have been named official Host City partners for the 2013 Amgen Tour of Californiaby AEG, presenter of the race, helping to make .. read more

On November 27th, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by

Leadership Group, TechNet and TechAmerica Applaud Gov. Brown’s Signing of SB 1161

The Governor late today signed SB 1161. Carl Guardino, President and CEO of the 375-member company Silicon Valley Leadership Group, praised the passage of the legislation: “SB 1161 is about job creation and innovation.  The Governor’s action today is a strong statement about his desire to ensure that California companies are on a level footing .. read more

On September 28th, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by

Former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and Other Thought Leaders Headline the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Annual “Game Changers” Event on Thursday

Contact: Steve Wright, 408.501.7853 Game Changers, a signature event produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Santa Clara Convention Center from 7:30a to noon. At Game Changers we look toward the year ahead and focus on the game changers a variety of thought leaders expect to .. read more

On September 17th, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by

Leadership Group Applauds Steinberg naming Rubio Chair of the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality

Leadership Group Applauds Steinberg Naming Rubio Chair of the Senate Committee Contact: Steve Wright, 408.501.7853 September 14 –The Silicon Valley Leadership Group commends state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, who announced today that Senator Michael Rubio, D-Bakersfield, will be the next Senate Environmental Quality Committee Chairman. He will replace Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, .. read more

On September 14th, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by

Business Leaders Welcome Action on Pension Reform, Look Forward to Reviewing Impact of New Legislation

Sept. 28– The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Bay Area Council welcomed Governor Jerry Brown’s announcement today of a plan that takes a first step in reforming California’s financially unsustainable public pension system, an issue the two groups have made a top priority in stabilizing the state’s financial and economic climate. “If this was easy, .. read more

On August 28th, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by

All Nippon Airways Silicon Valley to Tokyo Flight to Start January 11, 2013

SAN JOSE – Aug. 21 – All Nippon Airways (ANA) today announced the new nonstop service between Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Narita International Airport in Tokyo will start January 11, 2013. The inaugural flight will bring the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to the Bay Area. “We are looking forward to the .. read more

On August 21st, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by

2nd Annual Electric Vehicle Symposium to explore policy efforts necessary to spur mass-market adoption of EVs

Killer car apps, ride and drive, connected cars to be featured SAN JOSE (August 20, 2012) – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, in partnership with the Bay Area Climate Collaborative, will host its second annual Electric Vehicle Symposium August 23 -24 at SAP in Palo Alto. Charged 2012: Electric Vehicle (EV) Symposium Silicon Valley will .. read more

On August 20th, 2012, posted in: Events, Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Works with Coalition to Modernize CEQA

A broad coalition of business, labor, clean tech, schools, hospital, transportation, local government, affordable housing and other groups, including the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, has been working on developing CEQA reform policies over the past year. The group unveiled its policy proposals at a media briefing today (see below). In the 40 years since CEQA .. read more

On August 20th, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by

Regional Patent Office for Silicon Valley; Big Win for the Leadership Group and Its Partners

Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino said in response to the news: “Congratulations to all of our partners – especially Congressmembers Zoe Lofgren, Anna Eshoo and Mike Honda, along with Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed – on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to locate .. read more

On July 2nd, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by 1 Comment