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The Recovery Gains Momentum and More Hopeful News November 22, 2021 Bay Area job growth accelerated in September and October. At the same time VC funding has reached record levels, housing permits have begun to …

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Bridge Crossing Data a Good News, Bad News Story The good news is that the number of commuters crossing Bay Area bridges is returning to pre-pandemic levels. That’s also the bad news. The growing commute …

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The following presentation contains seven months of survey results. Each survey was sent through the Bay Area Council Employer Network; a group of over 100 employers who signed up to participate in the survey. Employers …

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New Analysis of Housing Permits Shows Prominence of ADUs in the Bay Area

An analysis by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute using data from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) shows Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) accounted for 13.4 percent of all housing permit types …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Modest Job Growth, Good News on Housing and COVID Sept 22, 2021 The Bay Area has posted modest but disappointing job gains since March. At the same time VC funding is strong, housing permits have …

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Webinar: Opportunities in China’s Great Bay Area

On September 8, Bay Area Council Economic Institute Senior Director Sean Randolph presented the findings of the Institute’s new study on the China Greater Bay Area to an audience in the U.S. and China organized …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Slow Job Growth Understates Bay Area Economic Strength August 23, 2021 The Bay Area posted modest but disappointing job gains since March. At the same time VC funding is strong, people are reentering the workforce …

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Highlighting California’s Demographic Shifts with New and Historic Census Data

California’s population growth has been slowing, most recently leading to the loss of a congressional seat for the first time in the state’s history. This shift is nothing new, but rather part of a decades-long …

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Toll tags show Bay Bridge traffic has recovered to pre-pandemic levels while transit ridership still lags

  Bay Bridge weekday traffic counts, as reported through westbound toll tags, have returned to pre-pandemic levels across all hours of the day. The average number of cars passing through the toll plaza on weekdays …

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Rethinking Mexico and its Ties to Silicon Valley

July 3rd, 2021 Tech interest is growing in Mexico. Led by investors, entrepreneurs and leaders in states and cities, Mexico is now on the radar for U.S. technology and innovation partners. In this transformation, Silicon …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The Recovery Strengthens June 21, 2021 The Bay Area posted modest job gains in March, April and May. The outlook for stronger near-term economic gains is positive though long-term challenges remain. The U.S. economic outlook …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The Recovery Strengthens June 14, 2021 The Bay Area posted modest job gains in March and April. The outlook for stronger near-term economic gains is positive though long-term challenges remain. The U.S. economic outlook has …