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 Watch – 2022 Transit Recovery

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy February 3rd, 2023 Bay Area transit agencies still struggling to recoup ridership, while bridge traffic hovers close to pre-pandemic levels Amidst pandemic-related shutdowns, spikes in …

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