Coalitions

Partnerships across the public, private and nonprofit sectors have been critical to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s work since David Packard formed the organization.  In recent years, we have taken steps across California and nationwide to build enduring relationships with other business organizations dedicated to making our state and our nation places where businesses flourish and employees and their families thrive.

California Regional Economic Association Leaders (R.E.A.L.) Coalition

The Regional Economic Association Leaders (R.E.A.L.) Coalition is a partnership of 20 of the most influential regional business organizations in California, originally convened in 2008 by Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino and his counterpart at the Orange County Business Council, Lucy Dunn.  Coalition participating organizations represent more than 11,000 employers who provide more than 3 million jobs in our state.  The regional nature of these organizations means that they are able to maintain strong relationships both with area business leaders and with regional legislative delegations.   You can learn more about the Coalition, including the issue areas in which it works, at www.realcoalition.org.

Regional

Bay Area Council

Business Council of San Joaquin

Contra Costa Council

East Bay Economic Development Alliance

Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce

Inland Empire Economic Development Corporation

Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

North Bay Leadership Council

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Orange County Business Council

Sacramento Metro Chamber

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Southern California Leadership Council

 

 

National Metropolitan Business Alliance

The National Metropolitan Business Alliance is composed of 25 of the nation’s most important regional business organizations, representing metropolitan areas that together account for more than 47 percent of US GDP.  The Coalition was initiated in 2011 by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, in partnership with the Brookings Institution.  The Coalition has identified three areas for joint work:  education/workforce development, transportation infrastructure and innovation policy.

 

National

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Greater Baltimore Committee

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Seattle Metro Chamber

ITASCA Project (Twin Cities)

Long Island Association

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Metroplex Technology Business Council

Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago)

North Carolina Technology Association

Orange County Business Council

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Metro Chamber

San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce