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San Jose City Council Candidate Questionnaire

Silicon Valley Leadership Group – San José City Council Candidate Questionnaire The purpose of the candidate questionnaire is to provide an open and transparent view of where local candidates for office in Silicon Valley stand on key issues that impact our local economy and quality of life. Many candidate questionnaires remain confidential. This is intentionally .. read more

On March 30th, 2016, posted in: Press Releases by ,

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

New study shows that while Silicon Valley continues to create jobs, the foundations of prosperity are under continued strain

Contact: Nancy Sánchez / nsanchez@svlg.org / 408.501.7879 Sue McAllister / SJMcAllister@siliconvalleycf.org / 650.450.5513 SVCIP.com San Jose, CA – March 2, 2016 – The landmark Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project, which reviews data for 22 innovation-economy indicators locally and in technology regions across the country, shows that while Silicon Valley continues to create jobs, the .. 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

On February 4th, 2016, posted in: The Leader by

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

On January 14th, 2016, posted in: The Leader by

Our Beautiful Bay is At-Risk

Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino’s statement on the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority vote to place the San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention, and Habitat Restoration Program, known as the “Clean and Healthy Bay Ballot Measure,” on the June 2016 ballot in all nine Bay Area counties. SILICON VALLEY, Calif. – January .. read more

On January 13th, 2016, posted in: Press Releases by

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

Santa (Run) is Coming to Help Fund Christmas (in the Park)

Media Contact: Nancy Sánchez, nsanchez@svlg.org or 408-501-7879 SAN JOSE, Calif. – Thousands of Santas are helping save San Jose’s holiday traditions: Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation’s Fourth Annual TiVo “Santa Run Silicon Valley” – a 5K run/walk on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13. Runners are encouraged to .. read more

Eleven Years of Helping Families in Need through the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 2015”

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 17, 2015 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation is celebrating 11 years of helping local families in need through the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot.” The Silicon Valley Turkey Trot needs community support on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, to raise $1 million for the five beneficiaries: Second Harvest .. read more

On November 18th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

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