Public Policy Working Groups

silicon valley IDEA offers multiple policy working groups* for our members to take part in. The public policy committees allow you the benefit to meet, work with and develop important connections with Silicon Valley’s leading businesses and organizations. 

All of our working groups (listed here) meet once a month for 30 minutes. Current working groups include:

*Must be an SVO member in good standing to participate

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The Development Review & Housing Working Group advocates for policies that support sustainable communities through increasing the housing supply stock, smart growth planning, and streamlining local governments’ permitting processes to support business expansion. 

The Transportation Working Group encourages sensible transportation policy and projects that support the sustainable growth of our regional economy. The SVO has historically advocated for increased investments in public infrastructure projects to reduce traffic congestion and support an improved regional transit system. 

The Tax & Regulatory Reform Working Group advocates against overly burdensome regulations that impact the ability of businesses to efficiently conduct their operations. Key issues have included policies that impact employee scheduling mandates and mandatory wage floors that impact job growth opportunities.

The Health Care Working Group has advocated for expanding access to health coverage and increasing the quality of health care services. The SVO advocates for business perspectives on key health care issues.

The SVO Public Policy Working Groups

The Emerging Technology & Intellectual Property Working Group focuses on key policy issues that support the innovation economy by advocating patent litigation reform and ensuring that companies can protect their intellectual property. In addition, The SVO has supported policies that foster a regulatory and business climate that allows for the newest emerging technologies and disruptive market movers to thrive not only here in Silicon Valley, but to expand globally. 

The Education & Workforce Development Working Group advocates for education policies and programs that help develop a 21st century workforce, especially career technical education policies that highlight the work of Strive San Jose in supporting our local school districts.


To get involved, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you within two business days.

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