Regional Economic Strategy

Regional Economic Strategy: Second Transbay Crossing, Roadmap for Resilience

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. The centerpiece of the Regional Economic Strategy is the compilation of recommendations from the Bay Area business community that is presented in A Roadmap for Economic Resilience.

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
Report

The Economic Impacts of Infrastructure Investment

Innovation and technology have been critical pieces to the Bay Area’s recent economic success, and Santa Clara County has been at the heart of this story. As the largest county in the region, Santa Clara County is home to more than 1.9 million people, accounting for just over one-quarter of the Bay Area population in January 2016. Since 2010, the county has added nearly 150,000 residents and produced an annual population growth rate over this period of 1.2%, making it the fastest growing county in California since the recession.
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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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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.