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August 2, 2022 Last week, Silicon Valley venture capital titan Andreessen Horowitz announced that it was taking its headquarters to the cloud. While it would retain its Menlo Park presence, the firm announced new offices …

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July 22, 2022 The Bay Area Council and Bay Area Council Economic Institute understand well the importance of our region’s connections to the world in supporting and growing our innovation economy. In this commentary in …

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Payroll Job Growth Slumps but That is Not the Whole Story June 27, 2022 The Bay Area added 6,900 payroll jobs in May with substantial payroll declines in added jobs for each of the past …

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Understanding the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity

June 24, 2022 In May 2022, the United States and 13 nations launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), a next-generation economic initiative designed to bring together economies in the Indian Ocean and Asia-Pacific regions around …

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Global Entrepreneurship Breaks Out

June 21, 2022 For years technology entrepreneurship was almost exclusive domain of Silicon Valley. In this article on Medium.com, by Sean Randolph, Senior Director of the Institute, details how new opportunities for growth and innovation are …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Slower Job Growth in April and Some Good News in the Report May 23, 2022 TThe Bay Area added 11,500 payroll jobs in April down from 15,500 in March and 24,100 in February. Job growth …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Slower Job Growth in March and Some Good News in the Report February 19, 2022 The Bay Area added 13,100 payroll jobs in March down from 22,100 in February but is still outpacing the nation …

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CEQA Exemptions for Sustainable Transit: SB288 and SB922

What is SB288? The purpose of SB288 (Wiener) is to reduce the time and cost of delivering sustainable transportation projects across California by exempting certain projects from CEQA that are in the public right of …

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Bay Area Bridge Crossings Monthly Tracker

April 2022 update: Weekday bridge traffic recovery still 3x higher than weekday public transit ridership recovery An analysis of data from the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges shows traffic at 83 percent of pre-pandemic …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area Economy Continues Recovery but Still Lags the Nation March 31, 2022 The Bay Area added 24,500 jobs in February and outpaced the nation in job growth over the past 12 months but still …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area Economic Growth Estimates for 2021 Revised Upwards March 21, 2022 Bay Area job growth in 2021 was revised upward in annual revisions released in March 2022 by EDD. At the same time, unemployment …

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China’s Companies Fall in Line

March 21, 2022 In 2020, China began to crackdown on technology companies through regulations and politics. Now in 2022, China’s massive tech sector collectively and publicly fell in line with China’s government and the Communist …