The SVO has consistently supported Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in order to create a local pipeline of talent to grow businesses that will continue fueling Silicon Valley’s innovation economy.
As a strong advocate for job growth and economic development, we will point out that this is an incredible opportunity that will positively transform the City of San Jose for decades to come and The SVO welcomes the chance to potentially add thousands of new jobs to the city.
We urge Mayor and Council to support staff recommendations to proceed with the proposed development project to renovate a gas station currently in poor condition and add additional jobs to the neighborhood.
By way of background, we are the Silicon Valley’s premier business advocacy organization representing 1,400+ companies that employ nearly 300,000 workers and we represent our membership as the region’s largest Chamber of Commerce.
Rent controlled apartments in San Jose are limited to properties built before September 1979 and stricter rent control laws would make it more difficult for small property owners to maintain ARO units, which ironically would only making housing conditions even worse for tenants and invite blight to further creep into existing neighborhoods.
The local cannabis industry generates an estimated $105 million in annual revenue that supports the regional economy. During the fiscal year 2016-2017, registered cannabis collectives in San Jose have served approximately 245,000 patients and completed over 1.5 million transactions.
The SVO has long been a champion of economic development opportunities that will sustain job growth throughout the Silicon Valley. Adobe’s expansion and investment plans will add a 4th high-rise tower and another pedestrian bridge that will connect the new tower to their existing campus.
We have already invested in these young people by educating them in our schools, and they are now a vital part of our workforce, contributing to our economic growth and our society--as teachers, engineers, nurses and small business owners. It makes no sense to squander these young people’s talents and penalize our own nation.
The Silicon Valley Organization today joined more than 300 state and local business associations from across all 50 states in expressing its support for a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and urging the Trump administration to “do no harm” as negotiations continue.
The SVO has long supported a comprehensive approach to advancing a strong, regional economy that includes anticipating waves of innovation, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), as a key driver of opportunity in the Silicon Valley.