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Top Ten Priorities for 2017

Education Diversifying the STEM Pipeline: Advocate for policies that diversify the STEM workforce. Amplify and promote diversity and inclusion best practices. Energy Clean Energy Supply: Promote financing and deployment of clean energy and emerging technologies, to the benefit of Silicon Valley Leadership Group members. Environment Support State Climate Change efforts: Advance the policy environment that .. read more

On January 4th, 2017, posted in: The Leader by

The Leader – November 2016

Click here to Read the Leader November 2016 When Voting, Don’t Stop at the Top By Carl Guardino, President and CEO Don’t Stop at the Top . . . Much has been written and said about a “crowded ballot” facing California voters this election season. With 17 statewide initiatives, two countywide ballot measures and – .. read more

On November 3rd, 2016, posted in: The Leader by , , ,

The Leader – October 2016

Click here to read The Leader October 2016 Measure B will deliver the improvements we need with the accountability we deserve Chris O’Connor, Director of Transportation Policy With less than 32 days left until the election, we are now in the home stretch of getting Measure B across the finish line. November 8 will be .. read more

The Leader – September 2016

Click here to read The Leader September 2016 Health Care Innovation By Alexandria Felton, Senior Director Health Policy In Silicon Valley and around the state we have seen the rapid emergence of new health-tech companies. We believe that California has the competitive advantage to foster this emerging health-tech industry. Last year, investments in digital health .. read more

On September 1st, 2016, posted in: The Leader by

The Leader – August 2016

Click here to read The Leader August 2016 Maintaining California’s Climate Change Leadership By Mike Mielke, Senior Vice President for Environment and Energy Since the 2006 passage of AB 32, the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act authored by then Assemblymember Fran Pavley, California has been a leader in reducing harmful air pollution, attracted billions of .. read more

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The Leader – July 2016

Click here to read The Leader July 2016 Traffic Relief and Road Repair Measure Goes to the November Ballot By Chris O’Connor, Transportation Senior Associate The Silicon Valley Leadership Group recently surpassed a major milestone on an effort that could be a game changer for traffic relief and road repairs throughout Silicon Valley. After more .. read more

The Leader May 2016

Click here to read The Leader May 2016 Changing the Tide: The Importance of Sustaining Bay Area Wetlands By Lauren Boyd, Water Resources Associate, Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Alongside access to skilled labor and entrepreneurial mindset, Silicon Valley Leadership Group member company CEOs consistently recognize climate and the natural environment as a key Silicon .. read more

The Leader – April 2016

Click here to read The Leader April 2016 Promoting a Pipeline of Women in STEM By Kristina Peralta, Director of Education and Workforce Innovation has long been the driving force behind Silicon Valley’s economic success. Silicon Valley’s innovative spirit has not only revolutionized technology, but how the world operates: From how we communicate to how .. read more

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The Leader – March 2016

Click here to read The Leader March 2016 Parks Inspire: Renew the Park Charter Fund By Amanda Montez, Housing and Community Development Senior Director Santa Clara County has protected a portion of general fund dollars for parks and recreation through the Parks Charter Fund since 1972, ensuring the resources to acquire and maintain open space .. read more

The Leader – February 2016

Click here to read The Leader February 2016 San Jose’s Gross Receipts Tax Will Harm The Innovation Economy By Peter Leröe-Muñoz, Vice President of Technology & Innovation Policy As part of a strong regional economy, San José continues to compete with neighboring cities to retain innovation economy employers, small businesses and to attract new businesses. .. read more

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