Press Releases

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

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Hails Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

“With the Supreme Court’s historic ruling today upholding nearly all aspects of the Affordable Care Act, we will continue to work on behalf of our more than 375-member companies to make implementation a success,” said Carl Guardino, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. “In particular, we will continue our work to establish the California .. read more

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


SAN JOSE, Calif. –  June 8, 2012 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, City of San Jose and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), co-chairs of the Silicon Valley Smart Grid Task Force launched in 2010, announced today the updated results of an economic analysis of smart grid innovation and deployment, conducted by Collaborative Economics.  .. read more

On June 8th, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Health Experts Launch “Let’s Move Silicon Valley Businesses”

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (June 6, 2012) – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, representing more than 375 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers, today announced during its Health Happens in the Workplace event at Microsoft Silicon Valley a new effort to motivate regional businesses to implement cost saving workplace wellness programs for employees and their families .. read more

On June 6th, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by

3 Major Bay Area Organizations Urge Obama to keep NASA Ames/Hanger One under NASA Management

May 25, 2012 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Bay Area Council this week urged President Obama to keep NASA Ames Moffett Federal Airfield and Hangar One under NASA management both as a key national security asset, disaster response center and as a center for scientific innovation and education. .. read more

On May 25th, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by

U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson Delivers Remarks at Leadership Group CEO Summit

Remarks As Prepared for Commerce Secretary John Bryson at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Business Climate Summit Thank you, Bob.  And thank you to Carl Guardino and everyone involved in the Leadership Group.  And of course, thanks to our hosts here at IBM. I heard that many of you were in DC last week for .. read more

On April 24th, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by


San Francisco, Redwood City, San Jose – Leading business associations, representing well over 1,000 major employers from San Francisco to San Jose, today applauded the Revised Business Plan that was released by the California High Speed Rail Authority. The new Business Plan includes two commitments of critical importance to Bay Area employers and communities: First, .. read more

On April 2nd, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by

YWCA Silicon Valley Announces Recipients for Tribute to Women (TWIN) Awards – Includes SVLG’s Phyllis Claassen

 San Jose, California – March 28, 2012- Forty-one outstanding executive women from Silicon Valley will be honored by the YWCA Silicon Valley, May 10, 2012 at the 28th Annual Tribute to Women (TWIN) Awards Program at the San Jose Fairmont. The YWCA Silicon Valley’s TWIN Awards Program honors not only women who demonstrate excellence in .. read more

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

VTA and FTA Seal the Deal for BART Silicon Valley

San Jose, Calif. – March 12 – The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) today received a $900 million grant commitment from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project. A “signing” ceremony was held at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda at 10 a.m. to commemorate the largest project .. read more

On March 13th, 2012, posted in: Press Releases by