Silicon Valley Leadership Group Statement – We Applaud Google’s $1 Billion for 20,000 Bay Area Homes

San Jose, CA -“Google has just provided us with $1 billion more reasons to recognize them as a great employer and great community partner. While so many people in the Bay Area are saying “not in my backyard,” Google has placed their wallet where their words are with “yes” in their own backyard with up to 20,000 new homes with all levels of affordability for Bay Area residents.”

-Carl Guardino, President and CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group

About the Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Leadership Group was founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard and represents nearly 350 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and contribute more than $3 trillion to the worldwide economy. For more information, visit


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