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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

An analysis of data from the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges shows traffic at 88% of pre-pandemic levels (Bay Bridge at 95%), while BART ridership lingers at 32% and Caltrain even further behind at …

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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 …

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End of 2021 marks a steady year of job growth, though regional recovery still lagging

New data for December 2021 show modest gains in employment for the Bay Area, California, and nation overall, ending a year of slow but steady job growth. While the first half of 2021 was marked …

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Webinar: China’s Greater Bay Area and Ours: Can We Collaborate

China is rapidly connecting Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in Guangdong Province into a regional finance, technology, manufacturing and tourism hub of 86 million people. Over the next decade, this Greater Bay Area (GBA) …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Some Good News After Large Job Losses in 2020 January 6, 2021 Bay Area job losses in 2020 were a larger percent than in the state and nation. But in 2021 Bay Area and state …