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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Viewpoint: Supporting the Arts Supports the Economy

May 7th, 2021 Sean Randolph of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute says a year without arts has left San Francisco a poorer place. When the arts resume, the city, its businesses and its residents …

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