Regional Economic Strategy

Regional Economic Strategy

In order to ensure the Bay Area’s economic vitality and resilience despite increasing boom and bust cycles, public and private sector leaders must come together around pragmatic solutions to persistent issues and barriers to success.

Contributors

Jeff Bellisario
Jeff Bellisario
Economic Institute, Vice President
Micah Weinberg, PhD
Micah Weinberg, PhD
Economic Institute, President
Sean Randolph, PhD
Sean Randolph, PhD
Economic Institute Senior Director

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Economic Development in the Bay Area

Regional agency planning functions in the Bay Area span the areas of transportation, land use, and the environment; however, there is no entity or official capacity that takes economic development into account for the entire region...
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The Economic Impacts of a New Baseball Stadium in Oakland

This brief quantifies the economic impact of the Athletics on the City of Oakland, with a focus on projecting the total economic impacts that a new stadium will bring to the city over 10 years.
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The Impacts of a Reduced Bay Area Water Supply

The State Water Resources Control Board is responsible for setting flow objectives on rivers flowing into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect beneficial uses of water. The Board is considering new regulations aimed at improving fisheries on the San Joaquin River. This analysis of the Draft Substitute Environmental Document of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan Update examines the potential impacts.
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The Economic Impacts of Infrastructure Investment

This analysis explores Santa Clara County’s current transportation characteristics, highlights planned projects, and quantifies the economic impacts of the county's November 2016 transportation ballot measure.
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Promise and Perils of an Accelerated Economy

This report, the ninth in a series of Bay Area Economic Profile reports produced since 1997 by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute and McKinsey & Company, examines the region’s economy as it has emerged from the Great Recession to enter a new period of growth and innovation.
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The Case for a Second Transbay Transit Crossing

Over the last decade, the idea of impact investing—marrying financial returns with social returns—has moved from a nascent investment theory employed by a few philanthropic organizations and forward-thinking fund managers to a widely known buzzword in the investment industry. Investing with Purpose: Unlocking the Economic Potential of Impact Investments intents to dissect the concept of impact investing and its potential social effects, and concludes with a set of recommendations for structural adjustments in the impact investing field.
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A Roadmap for Economic Resilience

The purpose of the Regional Economic Strategy's Roadmap for Economic Resilience is to offer concrete actions for growing regional prosperity and a flexible framework for developing actions going forward. Its proposals are evergreen agents of economic resilience, strategies wise in both expansion and downtown, necessary to accelerate the former and dampen the latter. It is a recipe for a robust and enduring regional economy.
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In the Fast Lane

An exploration of Alameda County's transportation systems, how they are funded, what role they play in supporting economic growth, and what changes are needed to ensure a prosperous future.
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A Regional Economic Assessment

This 2012 report was prepared at the request of the Joint Policy Committee of regional government agencies and leaders in the Bay Area’s business community. The analysis was framed with two principal objectives: to comprehensively assess what is driving the regional economy from the perspective of competitiveness, growth, and jobs, and to identify impediments to stronger growth and job creation.