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 …