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South Bay, San Mateo and  San Francisco  Residents Say They’re Willing to Pay More for Expanded and Modernized Caltrain Services

February 12th, 2018 SAN JOSE, CA – Three out of four registered voters polled in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties say they’re willing to pay a higher sales tax to fund an expansion and modernization of Caltrain, particularly if it has any impact on crushing congestion on Highways 101, I-280 and the .. read more

On February 12th, 2018, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation, Uncategorized by

Leadership Group Responds to Measure Forcing Developers to Hire Local

January 6th, 2018 SAN JOSE, CA – “As a former union drywall mechanic, I’m sympathetic that hardworking construction workers can’t always afford to buy a home here in high-cost Silicon Valley,” says Carl Guardino, CEO and President of Silicon Valley Leadership Group which represents the viewpoints of more than 375 companies here in the Valley. .. read more

On February 6th, 2018, posted in: Housing, Press Releases, Uncategorized by

Coalition Supporting Regional Measure 3 Assembles to Bring Infrastructure Improvements and Increased Transportation Capacity to the Bay Area

January 18, 2018 Bay Area Council, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and SPUR leading the way forward San Francisco– Today a coalition of leading planning, transportation, business, and labor organizations announced that they are actively supportive of Regional Measure 3 (RM3) and will lead the endeavor to bring necessary improvements to the Bay Area’s transportation and .. read more

On January 18th, 2018, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation, Uncategorized by

Three California City Mayors, Secretary of State and Silicon Valley CEOs Speak at Annual Luncheon 2017 Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

SAN JOSE, CA – Three city mayors along with California’s secretary of state will join tech CEOs, public officials and others in celebrating diversity, inclusion and innovation at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Annual Public Policy Luncheon on Wednesday, November 1st. The sold-out event will feature a “Best Practices for More Gender & Ethnic Diversity in .. read more

On November 8th, 2017, posted in: Events, Press Releases, Uncategorized by

Silicon Valley Companies Delighted with Water District Vote of 7-0 to Participate in California  WaterFix

   SAN JOSE, CA –Silicon Valley Leadership Group representatives were delighted to be at the meeting where the Santa Clara Valley Water District voted 7-0 late yesterday afternoon to move forward and participate in the California WaterFix.  This vote is a major step forward for California WaterFix and it ensures that Silicon Valley will have .. read more

On October 18th, 2017, posted in: Energy, Environment, Press Releases, Uncategorized by

Leadership Group Celebrates the Passage of SB 595 as It Now Heads to Senate

SAN JOSE, CA – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, representing 375 of Silicon Valley’s largest and most well respected employers, celebrated the California State Assembly passage of Senate Bill 595 (Beall) that will provide major transportation and infrastructure improvements throughout the nine county Bay Area. The bill now heads to the State Senate where the .. read more

On September 13th, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized by

Leadership Group Urges President Trump to Maintain and Protect DACA

Dear President Trump: I am writing to express how important the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is to the strength of our national economy, and to our position as the global leader of innovation and technological advancement. The Leadership Group was founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard and represents more than .. read more

On September 1st, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Uncategorized by

The Urgency of Now – Public Private Partnerships

2017 Silicon Valley Leadership Group Education Summit Defining the Future of the STEM Pipeline SAN JOSE, CA – Silicon Valley has the highest worker productivity with the greatest percentage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) oriented workers in the workforce according the 2017 Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project (SVCIP). According to the same .. read more

On August 15th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Uncategorized by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Commended with Resolutions

The 40th Anniversary Gala presented a wonderful opportunity for the Leadership Group to highlight successful and strong partnerships with elected officials. Over the years, the Leadership Group has worked with several elected officials to accomplish critical goals and ensure the best for the Silicon Valley. Here are some highlights of resolutions presented to the Leadership .. read more

On August 8th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Uncategorized by

Historic Groundbreaking for Caltrain Electrification

Millbrae, CA – After years of hardwork and dedication, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO and President Carl Guardino joined Governor Jerry Brown, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Congresswoman Jackie Speier and a number of state and local elected officials, business leaders, transportation advocates and environmentalists at the Millbrae Caltrain Station to celebrate the official .. read more

On July 26th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation, Uncategorized by