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

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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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Housing and Transportation in a Post-Pandemic Bay Area

Housing and transportation are two of the region’s biggest challenges. How will they evolve post-COVID-19? In the first quarter of 2020, San Francisco (ranking third) and Oakland (ranking seventh) were among the most expensive cities …

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