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Economic Institute Vice President Jeff Bellisario spoke with Mike Colgan of KCBS on May 1 about the exciting future of a high speed rail connection between Fresno and the Bay Area. Reducing the commute time …

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Bay Area job growth slowed in the first three months of 2018 much as it did in the summer of 2017. By March 2018 year over year job growth slowed to 71,900 (1.8%), the slowest …

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Published March 8, 2018 – China today is no longer just copying Western technology, but piecing together its own innovation system. With its expanding economy and a stronger role by government, the new technology strategy …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area job growth in 2017 was much stronger than initially reported and the mid-summer slump turned out to be very mild and quickly reversed. The revised December 2017 estimate was 20,100 higher than the …

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Senior Director Sean Randolph Talks Infrastructure on KQED Forum

Sean Randolph, Senior Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, appeared as a guest on KQED Forum on February 15. He spoke with host Michael Krasny and fellow guest Randy Rentschler, Director of Legislation …

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11th Annual Economic Forecast

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute held its 11th Annual Economic Forecast on Friday, January 19 at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The conference brought together top leaders in the public and private …

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Bay Area Job Watch

December was a solid month for the regional economy with continuing good news on the housing front. Bay Area job growth in December kept the year over year growth comparisons steady after a long series …

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Bay Area Job Watch

November was a strong month for the regional economy and the past two months have seen a number of major housing proposals move forward. Bay Area job growth in November pushed the year over year …

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11th Annual Economic Forecast Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 101 Market Street Friday, January 19, 2018 8:00am – 11:00am What is the economic outlook for the Bay Area in 2018 and beyond? How will national and international trends …

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The Economic Value of Water in United States’ Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Key Findings: San Francisco tops U.S. counties in economic value created per unit of water consumed. San-Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara tops U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas in economic value created per unit of water consumed; San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward has …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area job growth bounced back in October (+ 7,600 seasonally adjusted) but year over year job growth continues to decline. At the same time unemployment rates in October fell to the lowest levels since …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Most everyone has now read the stories about recent Bay Area job losses. It is true that job growth has slowed substantially over the past two years falling on a year over year basis by …

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