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The Bay Area’s GDP Growth Lands it Among the Nation’s Top Economies

This month, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released 2015 GDP estimates for metropolitan areas in the nation. An analysis by Stephen Levy from the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy found that …

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Transportation Plans Stymied

By Sean Randolph and Mark Pisano Published on 9/19/2016 This piece originally appeared in the Capitol Weekly They blew it. Fifteen months ago, Governor Brown called the Legislature into special session to find new ways …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job estimates for June 2016. Here are the highlights: Year over year growth slowing but still strong The region added 104,100 jobs between July 2015 and 2016 …

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Institute Insights

Another Inconvenient Truth? The Institute is releasing Another Inconvenient Truth: To Achieve Climate Change Goals, California Must Remove Barriers to Sustainable Land Use This report examines the intersection of environmental and housing policy and highlights the importance of building sustainable communities …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job estimates for June 2016. Here are the highlights: Bay Area Job Growth Rebounds From Slow May Job Growth The region added 121,500 jobs between June 2015 …

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How will ‘Brexit’ Impact the Bay Area?

Institute Senior Director Sean Randolph offers initial analysis of the historic vote in Britain to exit the European Union and its impact on the Bay Area economically. The full implications of Britain’s decision to leave …

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Institute Insights, June 2016

BAY AREA JOB WATCH: NATIONAL JOB GROWTH SLOWS, ANOMALY OR TREND? Latest figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and California Employment Development Department show national job growth at its lowest level since 2010, …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Today the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released job estimates for May 2016. Here are the highlights Bay Area Job Growth Slows but Continues to Outpace the State and Nation The region added 113,800 jobs …

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Can Europe innovate a way out of its “Lost Decade”?

Long before the words “Grexit” or “Brexit” entered the popular lexicon, the economic news out of Europe was difficult. Since the 2008–9 recession, Eurozone countries have been treading water, bobbing up and down in the …

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Invest in training to revitalize California manufacturing

Is it true? That we don’t make anything in the U.S. anymore? That all our production has moved to China? That manufacturing has left California and isn’t coming back? That it’s too expensive to manufacture …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Today the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released job estimates for April 2016. Here are the highlights Bay Area Job Growth Continues to Outpace the State and Nation The region added 126,500 jobs between April …

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Institute Insights, May 2016

BAY AREA JOB WATCH: ECONOMIC OPTIMISM WEAKENING? This month’s Bay Area Job Watch finds that while the pace of hiring has slowed slightly from the mid-summer highs of 2015,the region is still adding jobs at a …

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