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A New Definition of Cancer

“One of the things we also got is a new definition of cancer and that is the importance of genomics. We are moving cancer from an 1850s definition that involved histology, to a 21st century …

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To Prevent Displacement, Build Places

There are a lot of arguments about displacement in the Bay Area and whether the best strategy is to build more housing or to attempt to control what type of housing is built (e.g. affordable …

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Bay Area Connections Key to Economic Growth

Facebook has now become the fourth most valuable company in the world at $330 billion joining two Bay Area neighbors—Apple and Google’s parent company Alphabet—along with Microsoft at the peak of the economic mountain. The path …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The Bay Area’s economy continued to expand through the end of 2015. New labor market figures released today show California added 60,400 jobs in the final month of 2015, while the Bay Area added 9,500, …

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Micah Weinberg on Inside Silicon Valley with Russell Hancock

This Monday, Institute President Micah Weinberg appeared as a guest speaker on Inside Silicon Valley, a radio program presented by Joint Venture Silicon Valley hosted by Russell Hancock. During the program — which can be heard …

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9th Annual Economic Forecast

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute held its 9th Annual Economic Forecast hosted by Accenture and presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on January 15th, 2016. Dr. John Williams, President of the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.
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Bay Area Connections
Methodology

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 …

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