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SAN JOSE, CA (13, April 2022) — A new study released by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation finds that the impact of automated trucking in California would increase the state’s economy by upwards of $6.5 billion or more, as well as grow wages and employment for workers without prompting mass driver layoffs. In fact, the report finds that the automated trucking industry could generate up to 2,400 new jobs in California.

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New California Coalition of Business Associations Engage Federal Legislators in Protecting Consumers and Businesses by Opposing Antitrust Bills — Associations throughout the state highlight how proposed federal antitrust legislation would harm consumers, small businesses and entrepreneurs

SAN JOSE, CA (January 20, 2022) — A new coalition of more than 25 business associations throughout California have collectively engaged with federal legislators to reveal how a slate of proposed antitrust bills in Congress would harm consumers, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Celebrating a Year of Policy Wins for Our Members

As we near the end of 2021, we are celebrating a year of legislative wins for our members and our region. Our policy work on behalf of our members embodies the overarching values and principles of our community, which include accountability, equity, inclusion, and environmental stewardship. We are working hard to reinvest in our community …

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SVLG in the News

San Jose schools add programs for mental health services

San José Spotlight detailed the findings of a mental health report from SVLG's Education and Workforce Committee. The study found that Silicon Valley schools implemented seven key mental health practices which have been essential tools for mental health support.

How tech companies are trying to boost diversity among their leaders (Video)

SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas spoke to the Silicon Valley Business Journal about the 25x25 initiative, hiring practices and other topics in this fascinating webinar on diversity in corporate leadership.

San Jose aims to be friendlier to small businesses

San Jose Spotlight speaks to SVLG's VP of Business Development, Pedro David Espinoza, and touches upon our 100 Startups initiative, which supports female founders and entrepreneurs of color through funding, resources and corporate partnerships.

How SVLG's Pedro David Espinoza plans to treat 'country club syndrome' in hiring

The Silicon Valley Business Journal highlights SVLG's VP of Business Development, Pedro David Espinoza, for their Latinx Leadership Awards 2021 series.

Ahmad Thomas, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO, talks about the economy and diversity

SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas spoke to the San Jose Mercury News about the local economy, diversity, and Silicon Valley’s competitive advantages and disadvantages.

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