Innovation 2040 Tri-Valley Vision Planning Gets Underway

As the Tri-Valley continues its ascendance as a technology and innovation powerhouse, Lenny Mendonca, the Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group luncheon event on Monday, September 23, inspiring new ideas about housing, inclusion and how to sustain economic growth in the future.

Mendonca leads the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and announced the State of California’s Regions Rise Together initiative in May of this year, which will bring together diverse thought leaders in every region over the course of the next year to ensure that all regions benefit from California’s juggernaut economy.

The State’s Regions Rise Together initiative will be unveiled in November, and its potential will be a focal point of the Tri-Valley Regional Power Summit. The regional summit is hosted by Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group, gathering business leaders in our community with city, county, and statewide leaders to begin thinking about what regional strength and regional vision can mean for the Tri-Valley in the decades ahead.

Director Mendonca will be joined in the discussion by Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council, and Linda Mandolini, President of Eden Housing. Guy Marzorati, reporter and producer for KQED’s California Politics and Government desk will moderate.

Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group is a business-led group that has engaged the Bay Area Council Economic Institute to develop a 2040 Innovation Tri-Valley Vision Plan for the region.

This regional summit is designed to help inform state leaders about the Tri-Valley innovation economy, business and community needs. The summit also enables Tri-Valley leaders to learn more about the Governor’s goals and how statewide planning initiatives will impact the Tri-Valley.

The event is an opportunity to network with some of the most innovative thinkers, leaders and achievers in the Tri-Valley, the Bay Area and the State.

The Tri-Valley Regional Power Summit will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., on Monday, September 23, 2019, at the Pleasanton Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasanton, CA.

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About Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group

Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group is a business-led organization committed to connecting the businesses, educational institutions, research labs, and civic leaders in the Tri-Valley region. ITV has positioned the region as a technology and innovation powerhouse with a terrific quality of life, now outpacing the Bay Area mega-region in both job creation and economic growth. The Tri-Valley today is now home to more than 450 technology companies, delivering a $42 billion GDP. For more information, visit their website at