Press Releases

$11.1 Million Pledged for an Educare Early Childhood Education School and Teacher Professional Development Institute to Close the Achievement Gap in Santa Clara County and California

Group launches public phase of a capital campaign to raise the remaining $3 million needed to build the school. SAN JOSE, Calif. – In a display of public/private partnership, which has made Silicon Valley a global leader in collaboration and problem-solving, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, David and Lucille Packard Foundation, FIRST 5 Santa Clara .. read more

California’s High-Tech & Agricultural Leaders Join Forces to Brief Congress on Needed Immigration Reform

SAN JOSE and WATSONVILLE, Calif. (July 31, 2013) – Two of California’s largest industry associations today announced a partnership aimed at raising awareness on Capitol Hill about the essential role immigrant labor plays in the success of our nation’s leadership in high-tech and agriculture. The effort by the California Strawberry Commission and the Silicon Valley .. read more

On July 31st, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Tech Leaders Applaud Senate Action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 27 –  After extensive advocacy work focused on overhauling the U.S. immigration system to better create new jobs and industries here at home, leading technology and innovation organizations today applauded the Senate for approving a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill (S. 744). The organizations are: Association for Competitive Technology (ACT); BSA .. read more

On June 27th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Super Bowl 50 : Golden Anniversary in the Golden State

Carl Guardino, President and CEO of the 375-member Silicon Valley Leadership Group, is a member of the Bay Area Super Bowl Bid Committee. “It’s positive and poetic that Super Bowl 50,  the Golden Anniversary, is coming to the Golden State and will be hosted by the 49ers in 2016. It’s been an honor to serve .. read more

On May 21st, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Businesses Take Action to Reduce Health Care Costs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (April 30, 2013) – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, representing more than 375 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers, today announced that it will work with its members and other companies to ensure the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during its Health Happens in the Workplace employer wellness conference .. read more

On April 30th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Over 100 Leading Tech Executives Urge President Obama and Congress to Enact High-Skilled Immigration Reform

Washington, DC – More than 100 executives from the technology sector and leading innovation advocacy organizations, including the  Silicon Valley Leadership Group,  today called on President Obama and Congress to approve legislation this year to reform America’s high-skilled immigration system. In a letter organized by TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs .. read more

On March 14th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

State Sen. Jerry Hill Nominated New Chair of Senate Environmental Quality Committee

(Sacramento, CA) – California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg has nominated Senator Jerry Hill (D – San Mateo) to Chair the State Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. The nomination will be considered on Thursday by the Senate Committee on Rules. Senator Steinberg released the following statement: “I am pleased to nominate Senator Jerry Hill .. read more

On March 5th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

CEQA Working Group Responds Rubio Resignation and introduction of SB 731, CEQA Modernization Bill

The CEQA Working Group issued the following statements in response to the introduction of Senate Bill 731 on February 22, 2013,  authored by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. SB 731 is a good starting point to establish the framework of meaningful CEQA modernization, and we are committed to working through the long process it .. read more

On February 22nd, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by


Silicon Valley Leadership Group, San Jose Sports Authority to Produce San Jose Stage 6 LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2013) – Changing direction for the first time in its eight-year history from south to north, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling stage race, the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, will bring riders and spectators first-time .. read more

On February 12th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

CEQA Working Group Reaction to Governor Brown’s State of the State

Sacramento -Jan. 24, 2013 –The CEQA Working Group issued the following statements in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State speech today: “We also need to rethink and streamline our regulatory procedures, particularly the California Environmental Quality Act. Our approach needs to be based more on consistent standards that provide greater certainty and .. read more

On January 24th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by