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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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The Leader – January 2016

Click here to read The Leader January 2016 Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Top Priorities for 2016 At the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the goal of our nearly 400 member companies and professional staff is simple – let’s make a positive, proactive difference in our communities, our companies and in the lives of our employees. Each .. read more

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The Leader – December 2015

Click here to read The Leader December 2015 TiVo “Santa Run Silicon Valley” By Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group When a door is closed, a window might be open. Five years ago, the Governor and state Legislature took away “Redevelopment Agencies” from local jurisdictions, including cities like San Jose. Right or .. read more

The Leader – November 2015

Click here to read The Leader November 2015 Powering the Grid of the Future By Tim McRae, Senior Energy Director The grid of the past can be thought of like a wheel – a centralized power plant at its hub, sending out electricity over spokes that are transmission lines and delivered to end points that .. read more

The Leader – October 2015

Click here to read The Leader October 2015 Introducing the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Technology & Innovation Policy Portfolio By Peter Leroe-Muñoz, Vice President, Technology & Innovation Policy From an agricultural Valley to one leading the world in technology and innovation, Silicon Valley has gone through many iterations to become home to industries that drive .. read more

The Leader September 2015

Click here to read The Leader September 2015 Clean Energy Goals for California: Ambitious Yet Achievable By Tim McRae, Senior Energy Director What do we want California’s energy future to be? That is the question posed by SB 350 (de Leon, Leno). The legislation sets three ambitious but achievable goals: Double energy efficiency in buildings .. read more

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The Leader – August 2015

Click here to read The Leader August 2015 Educational Equity, Innovation as a Means to Participate By Kristina Peralta, Director of Education & Workforce Preparedness In Silicon Valley the most recent data showed that only 34 percent of Latino students and 43 percent of African-American students were proficient in 3rd grade English. In Santa Clara .. read more

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The Leader – July 2015

Click here to read The Leader July 2015 During the Drought, Every Drop Counts By Mike Mielke, Senior VP, Environment & Energy As California’s punishing drought continues with no end in sight, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group remains focused on both water conservation and efficiency as well as water reliability – at the state and .. read more

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