Silicon Valley Leadership Group, City of San Jose and PG&E Announce Economic Benefits of Smart Grid Deployment SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, City of San Jose and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), co-chairs of the Silicon Valley Smart Grid Task Force launched in 2010, announced today the updated results of .. read more

On December 18th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” Award Winners Named For Helping Grow the Economy and Jobs

Seven Public Agencies Selected out of 33 Applications in Five Categories San Jose – Dec. 13 – Seven local public agencies have been selected to receive “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” awards from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for their work in helping build the economy and grow jobs through innovative government services. The .. read more

On December 13th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Carl Guardino Statement on Senate Approval of Wheeler, O’Rielly to FCC

The U.S. Senate has approved the nominations of Tom Wheeler as Chairman and Michael O’Rielly as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Carl Guardino, CEO of the nearly 400-member Silicon Valley Leadership Group, praised the action. “I am excited to see Tom Wheeler and Michael O’Rielly officially join the FCC today, bringing the Commission .. read more

On November 4th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Turkey Trot Part of A Guinness World Record Gobbler Challenge

Houston, TX – October 25, 2013 – The Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” in San Jose, CA is teaming up with BSX Athletics (BSX) and other turkey trots across the country to unite runners and bring a world record back to the United States. The effort, dubbed the Guinness World Record Gobbler Challenge, will .. read more

On October 25th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

California’s High-Tech & Agricultural Leaders Join Forces to Brief Congress on Needed Immigration Reform

SAN JOSE and WATSONVILLE, Calif. (July 31, 2013) – Two of California’s largest industry associations today announced a partnership aimed at raising awareness on Capitol Hill about the essential role immigrant labor plays in the success of our nation’s leadership in high-tech and agriculture. The effort by the California Strawberry Commission and the Silicon Valley .. read more

On July 31st, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Tech Leaders Applaud Senate Action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 27 -  After extensive advocacy work focused on overhauling the U.S. immigration system to better create new jobs and industries here at home, leading technology and innovation organizations today applauded the Senate for approving a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill (S. 744). The organizations are: Association for Competitive Technology (ACT); BSA .. read more

On June 27th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Super Bowl 50 : Golden Anniversary in the Golden State

Carl Guardino, President and CEO of the 375-member Silicon Valley Leadership Group, is a member of the Bay Area Super Bowl Bid Committee. “It’s positive and poetic that Super Bowl 50,  the Golden Anniversary, is coming to the Golden State and will be hosted by the 49ers in 2016. It’s been an honor to serve .. read more

On May 21st, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Businesses Take Action to Reduce Health Care Costs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (April 30, 2013) – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, representing more than 375 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers, today announced that it will work with its members and other companies to ensure the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during its Health Happens in the Workplace employer wellness conference .. read more

On April 30th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Over 100 Leading Tech Executives Urge President Obama and Congress to Enact High-Skilled Immigration Reform

Washington, DC – More than 100 executives from the technology sector and leading innovation advocacy organizations, including the  Silicon Valley Leadership Group,  today called on President Obama and Congress to approve legislation this year to reform America’s high-skilled immigration system. In a letter organized by TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs .. read more

On March 14th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

State Sen. Jerry Hill Nominated New Chair of Senate Environmental Quality Committee

(Sacramento, CA) – California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg has nominated Senator Jerry Hill (D – San Mateo) to Chair the State Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. The nomination will be considered on Thursday by the Senate Committee on Rules. Senator Steinberg released the following statement: “I am pleased to nominate Senator Jerry Hill .. read more

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