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Today, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) is officially announcing its membership with Lights On California — a campaign to improve grid reliability and affordability as part of California’s goal to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2045 — and its support of AB 538.
To promote California's clean energy and clean technology leadership and innovative businesses, SVLG's SVP of Sustainable Growth - Tim McRae - recently joined the California Clean Energy Trade Mission to Japan.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) – the leading business association representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem – today announced that Nadia Anderson, PhD, has joined the organization’s executive management team as Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Strategy. She will work directly with SVLG’s CEO Ahmad Thomas to help execute high-priority programs, projects and initiatives, and provide strategic guidance to SVLG’s senior leadership team.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (“SVLG”), on behalf of its 350+ member companies representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem, today applauded the joint statement of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) to insure all deposits at Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”), or its successor institution, including those above $250,000.
The Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, America’s largest Thanksgiving Day race, returns in person on this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. The Turkey Trot has donated more than $11 million to date in support of local charities. More than 15,000 registrants are expected to participate in person and virtually this year.
As part of SVLG’s commitment to fostering high-quality education in our region and ensuring the readiness of our future workforce, we joined with member company IBM to convene a special forum to dive into K-12 teacher preparedness and diversification.
Leading a coalition of California business associations, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) today urged the Biden Administration and Congress to accelerate implementation of the multibillion dollar CHIPS Act incentive program, which is critical to sustaining and strengthening the state’s thriving innovation economy.
SVLG recently convened a new dynamic event – Mobilizing Our Power, SVLG’s Women’s Leadership Summit. In our inaugural event, we brought together top women leaders from business, government and civic life; startup founders; wellness experts and others for an afternoon of insightful and inspiring conversations around where women in the innovation economy are today, whether in their personal or professional lives.
Voleck Taing, SVLG’s Vice President of Governmental Relations (they/them), was first bitten by the Sacramento bug during an elementary school field trip. Over the subsequent years, they developed a passion for politics and public policy, which fueled more than a decade of public service as a legislative aide in the State Capitol. Their legislative career touched on a wide range of business, social and environmental issues impacting Silicon Valley and across the State of California -- from helping to establish a statewide Blockchain Working Group to advocating on behalf of social justice and economic development priorities.
California Governor Newsom today signed into law a measure that will speed up California's lagging housing production by addressing inefficiencies in the permitting process. This common-sense legislation – AB 2234 (Rivas] Planning and zoning: housing: post entitlement phase permits – brings certainty to the building permit acquisition process after local housing developments are approved. In effect, AB 2234 implements a reasonable, transparent process so that good projects don’t have years needlessly added to their timelines.
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