Don’t neglect Bay Area’s European ties in pursuit of Asian trade pact

Much of the news in international trade lately has been about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade negotiation of the United States with 28 Asian countries. Less attention has been given to the Trans-Atlantic …


Launch of the Prematurity Cost of Business Estimator

In partnership with the March of Dimes Foundation the Bay Area Council Economic Institute unveiled the Cost of Prematurity to Business Estimator. Prematurity is the number one cause of death for newborns in the United States, with …


The Institute in 2015: A Year in Review

A number of our research reports laid strong foundations for current and future policy change through the Bay Area Council and its partners.  The organization also brought on a new President, Micah Weinberg, PhD, who …


The 1099 Economy — Elusive, but Diverse and Growing

The recent growth of the segment of the labor force made up of contract workers — sometimes known as freelancers, gig-workers, supertemps, or 1099 workers (“1099” refers to the IRS Form 1099-MISC used by independent contractors) — was initially described as a tidal wave.

Bay Area Connections

This tool was developed to provide a conservative estimate of the number of establishments (any physical location a firm is doing business at) and their employment of firms headquartered in the nine-county San Francisco-Silicon Valley …