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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Bay Area GDP Surges in 2017, Now World’s 18th Largest Economy

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released metro area GDP estimates for 2017 on September 18, 2018. These estimates show very strong Bay Area growth in 2017, far outpacing the state and nation. Led by the …

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