Silicon Valley is no longer alone ‚Äì far from it ‚Äì in the economic development battle for the economy of the future. 

Global free trade has underpinned this growth, and as Silicon Valley leaders, we must make sure that it remains the policy of our government because our business depend on it.

The United States has a 20th Century model as it relates to preparing our workforce; Silicon Valley requires a 21st Century one.

Likewise, our regulatory climate is based on the last century, and the economy of Silicon Valley is moving faster than government is able to adjust.

All of these areas are priorities for Silicon Valley IDEA – the Initiative to Drive Economic Advancement – because it is our goal to retain and grow the center of global innovation for its next generation.

These were the driving themes in The silicon valley organization's presentation to a full house this morning.

The 7th annual San Jose State University Economic Summit, Presented by Bridge Bank in association with Hopkins & Carley, A Law Corporation took place on June 1, 2017.

Dr. Christopher Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, LLC. paints the national picture with his keynote. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo brings the discussion closer to home with a look at San Jose economics.

Our President & CEO Matthew Mahood sets the regional stage, then follows with a moderated panel discussion with Liccardo and Thornberg.

Both agree that the three most pressing issues for Silicon Valley's economic success are:

  1. Housing Shortage
  2. Transportation
  3. Education - Workforce Readiness & Skills Gap

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