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In partnership with a coalition of regional business and community groups, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) and Bay Area Council (BAC) today called on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to approve full federal funding for the BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project, a once-in-a-generation investment in the Bay Area’s infrastructure.
SACRAMENTO (July 3, 2024) – This week, legislation authored by Senator Dave Cortese (SB 1298) that would accelerate California’s data center expansion advanced through both the Assembly Natural Resources and Labor and Employment Committees. If enacted into law, the legislation would catalyze a wave of new data center investments, bolstering California's critical infrastructure and driving long-term economic growth across multiple sectors. The legislation is sponsored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), the leading business association representing Silicon Valley's innovation economy and ecosystem.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), the leading business association representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem, today called on U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to approve full federal funding for the BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project, a once-in-a-generation investment in the Bay Area’s infrastructure.
Ahmad Thomas, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), today urged the members of the California Legislature to pass the proposed climate bond measure so that it can be considered by California voters during the November election.
On June 21, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group held its first annual Sustainable Growth Summit bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, and sustainability experts to discuss critical climate change, innovation, and environmental stewardship issues.
SAN JOSE (June 25, 2024) - “Today, Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State address to the residents of California. We applaud Governor Newsom’s commitment to advancing our state’s top priorities at a time of budgetary challenges and ongoing economic headwinds — prioritizing spend on initiatives with a high potential for ROI, from bolstering economic opportunity and creating jobs for the innovation economy to investing in climate action and supporting public safety."
SACRAMENTO (June 21, 2024) – The Assembly Utilities & Energy Committee this week passed legislation authored by Senator Dave Cortese (SB 1298) that will accelerate California’s data center expansion, strengthen critical infrastructure, and bolster economic and job growth.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) today announced the "Call for Submissions" for the annual Tech and Innovation Summit on September 13. The summit will focus on "Igniting Innovation: Driving the Next Tech Evolution” and convene leading experts in artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies from across the nation.
This month, a bipartisan group of senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) proposed a landmark $32 billion investment in national AI research and development over the next three years.
The State Senate passed legislation on Wednesday authored by Senator Dave Cortese (SB 1298) to foster California’s economic growth and shore up critical infrastructure through the expansion of data centers.
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