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The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) is organized to involve principal officers and senior managers of member companies in a cooperative effort with local, regional, state and federal government officials to address major public policy issues affecting the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley.
Since its inception in 1978, the mission of the Leadership Group has been to forge alliances that enhance the economy and improve the environment.
Afforable homes. Improved transportation. Quality schools. A clean environment. Through company and community partnerships, the Leadership Group works to tackle these issues. Equally important, we strive to link these issues together. Homes must be linked to transportation, which is aligned with education, which are all interwined with our environment. These four critical issues are four legs of the same table. Taken together, we can sustain and even enhance the sucess of Silicon Valley's economy.
In the summer of 1977, David Packard asked a number of his fellow CEO's to join him in creating a proactive voice for Silicon Valley businesses. The result was the formation of SVLG, which has successfully tackled some of the toughest challenges facing high-tech employers and their employees.
SVLG was founded on the premise that local employers should be actively involved in working with government to find innovative solutions to issues like transportation, housing, permit streamlining, education, and the environment.
As of May 2004, SVLG is proud to represent 190 of Silicon Valley's most respected employers who provide nearly 250,000 local jobs.
Membership is open to Silicon Valley firms and supporting industries including software, systems, manufacturing, financial services, accounting, transportation, health care, defense, communications, education and utilities.
Among the programs, SVLG has co-participated:
Traffic Relief Initatives
Measures A & B 1996
Measure A 2000
Slow the Flow
Spare the Air
Housing Trust Fund of Santa Clara County
Silicon Valley Projections 2000
various Voter Registration Drives