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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Council Working to Connect Silicon Valley and the Heartland

Much of the political rhetoric of the 2016 Presidential campaign focused on the winners and losers of the nation’s economic transformation over the past several decades, painting global trade and rapid technological advancements as villains …

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