What Will It Take to Keep Silicon Valley on Top? Leadership Group Regional Economic Forum Unveils 2019 SVCIP Report

San Jose, CA – Be one of the first to see the latest data from the 2019 Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project unveiled at the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Leadership Group Regional Economic Forum happening this Friday, March 1 at Villa Ragusa.  At this year’s forum, attendees will hear why Silicon Valley CEOs are bullish on job growth and the sobering statistics that could stymie the innovation economy without immediate policy intention and intervention. Public and private leaders will focus on the most concerning indicators as well as solutions to help keep Silicon Valley the number one innovation economy in the world. Panel discussions will address:

  • Education & Workforce: Putting People on Pathways to Careers
  • Closing the Gap: Establishing Equal Access to Opportunities and Living Wages
  • New Urbanism: Building Communities that Last
  • The Bay Area Today: Finding Housing Solutions for Bay Area Families

Event speakers include:

  • Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor
  • Nuria Fernandez, General Manager & CEO, VTA
  • Ash Kalra, Assembly Member & Chair of Labor & Employment Committee
  • Ro Khanna, Congressman
  • Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose Mayor
  • Scott Weiner, Senator & Chair of Senate Housing Committee

Media should RSVP by Thursday, February 28th at 2 pm by contacting Kimberly Ellis, SVP of Communications at kellis@svlg.org or Pam Kelly, Sr. Comms. Manager at Pkelly@svlg.org.  For more information, please call (408) 501-7853. The Regional Economic Forum informs the 2019 California Economic Summit, which marshals public and private sector commitments to the triple bottom line: simultaneous growth in the state’s economy, environmental improvements, and increased opportunity for all.