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Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy September 21, 2022 New data reveal number of Bay Area residents primarily working from home nearly quintupled from 2019 to 2021 New data released last …

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Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy September 13, 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has had detrimental effects on the international economy, in particular foreign direct investments (FDI), which are substantial, lasting investments …

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Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy September 6, 2022   It’s been two and half years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many businesses in San Francisco have struggled …

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Bay Watch – Carbon Emissions

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy August 30, 2022   In 2017, the Economic Institute issued a report highlighting the impact of the region’s housing crisis not only on residents, but …

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Bay Area Job Watch

August 29, 2022 The highlights: • The Bay Area added 20,000+ jobs in both June and July and led all regions in California with a 5.2% 12-month job increase. • Bay Area unemployment levels and …

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Bay Watch – San Francisco vs. San Jose

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy August 24, 2022 In the last few weeks, Bay Watch has analyzed several different metrics that compare our region’s economic recovery with other metropolitan areas …

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Up, Down or Sideways: Reading the Tea Leaves in Silicon Valley

August 18, 2022 With the economy in flux and the long-term effects of remote work still unknown, it’s fair to ask how the Bay Area – as the world’s leading hub for technology, entrepreneurship and …

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Bay Watch – Labor Force

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy August 16, 2022 Last week, we highlighted San Francisco’s difficult road to recovery. Two years and five months after shelter-in-place orders were first implemented, the …

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Bay Watch – Job Recovery

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy August 9, 2022 Despite recent job growth across key industry sectors, the Bay Area continues to struggle to recover the jobs it lost during the …

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Bay Watch – Venture Capital

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy 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 …

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Why Global Companies Aren’t Ditching the Bay Area

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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Bay Area Job Watch

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 …