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The Leader – April 2015

Click here to read The Leader April 2015 Saving Water, Saving California By Mike Mielke, Senior Vice President, Environment & Energy A reliable water supply is essential to maintaining California’s status as the world’s 7th largest economy. Yet, the statewide water supply system that supports most of California’s residents and businesses is facing unprecedented challenges .. read more

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Welcomes Three New Board Members

Contact: Nancy Sanchez nsanchez@svlg.org / 408-501-7879 Mark Hawkins, Salesforce CFO and Executive Vice President The Silicon Valley-based public policy organization, which represents nearly 400 companies on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, named Mark Hawkins to its board of directors. He is the CFO and .. read more

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The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Contributes $1.2 Million to Local Non-Profits

Contact: Nancy Sanchez nsanchez@svlg.org / 408-501-7879 Seven local charities and 64 schools awarded nearly $1.2 million through the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, from the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot,” TiVo “Santa Run Silicon Valley” and Lam Research “Heart & Soles 5K” San Jose, Calif., March 12, 2015 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group .. read more

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The Leader – March 2015

Click here to read The Leader March 2015 Disrupting Homelessness the Silicon Valley Way By Shiloh Ballard, Senior Vice President, Housing & Community Development Disruptive. Innovative. Reverse engineer. These are only a few buzzwords of the Silicon Valley lexicon that are now being applied to the issue of homelessness. Affordable housing developers build housing for .. read more

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The Leader – February 2015

Click here to read the The Leader February 2015 Keeping Up with Innovation By Stephen E. Wright, Senior Vice President A new, landmark study on Silicon Valley’s competitiveness and innovation economy shows that by several measures the Valley is healthy and far outpacing other leading U.S. tech regions. But critical to its long-term continued economic .. read more

Bay Area Climate Collaborative and Prospect Silicon Valley Join Forces

BACC becomes part of Prospect Silicon Valley organization with increased strategic linkages SAN JOSE, CA., Jan. 22, 2015 – The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) and Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV) announced the integration of BACC into the ProspectSV organization. BACC and ProspectSV programs will continue as they do today with strengthened linkages between the respective .. read more

New study shows why Silicon Valley’s economic health is good at present – and why changes are needed for continued successes and broader prosperity

Contact: Steve Wright Swright@svlg.org / 408.501.7853 The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Silicon Valley Community Foundation project studies 23 innovation indicators and makes comparisons with five other U.S. technology regions San Jose, CA – Jan. 15, 2015 – A landmark study on Silicon Valley’s competitiveness and innovation economy released today shows that by several measures .. read more

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The Leader – January 2015

Click here to read The Leader January 2015 Eat Better – Learn Better at Silicon Valley Schools By Robert Chang, Marketing Coordinator, Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation A national movement is underway to help school children learn better by increasing the access and consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation .. read more

Efraimson Sets U.S. Junior 5K Record at Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2014 – Alexa Efraimson, 17, shattered the previous U.S. 5K road record for Junior women (ages 19-and-under) with a time of 16 minutes and 8 seconds at the 10th Annual Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” in San Jose, Calif. on November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day). Competing in the .. read more

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Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” Award Winners Named For Using Innovative Ideas to Cut Bureaucratic Tape

Ten Public Agencies Selected out of 24 Projects in Six Categories San Jose – Dec. 12 – Ten local public agencies have been selected to receive “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” awards from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for using innovative government solutions to enhance customer service, help improve the quality of our business .. read more