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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 18 of the most influential regional business organizations in California.  Originally convened in 2008 by Leadership Group President and CEO, Carl Guardino, and his counterpart Lucy Dunn, President and CEO at the Orange County Business Council, the Coalition has grown in presence and membership.  Participating members represent more than 15,000 employers who collectively 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 legislative delegations.  Meeting several times per year, the R.E.A.L. Coalition advances issues related to Transportation Infrastructure, Education and Workforce Development, Water, and Economic Competitiveness in California.

To learn more about the Coalition including issue areas in which it works, please visit or contact Angelica Cortez at [email protected].

Coalition Partners

Bay Area Council

East Bay Economic Development Alliance

East Bay Leadership Council

Greater Sacramento Economic Council

Inland Empire Economic Partnership

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership

North Bay Leadership Council

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Orange County Business Council

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce

Silicon Valley Organization

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Southern California Leadership Council

The Hourglass Project


Climate Change






Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project (SVCIP)

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation (c-3)

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