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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 …

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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 85% of pre-pandemic levels (Bay Bridge at 89%), while BART ridership lingers at 34% 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 …