The Economic Institute is the leading think tank focused on the most critical economic and policy issues facing the nine-county Bay Area region.

Our Process

Through its economic and policy research and its many partnerships, the Institute addresses major factors impacting the competitiveness, economic development and quality of life of the region and the state, including infrastructure, globalization, science and technology, and health policy. It is guided by a Board of Trustees drawn from influential leaders in the corporate, academic, non-profit, and government sectors.

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Bay Area Job Watch

Job Growth Continues, Unemployment Continues to Decline The highlights: • The Bay Area added 5,900 jobs in October seasonally adjusted), following a loss of 800 jobs in September (revised down and 104,000 in the past …

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