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2014 Bay Area Council Poll: Pulse of the Region

Bay Area residents rank top issues, concerns for the region.

Historic Expansion to State Capitol

New Sacramento office provides important platform for members and advocacy activities.

Big Win to Electrify Caltrain

With a concerted advocacy push, Bay Area Council gets results on one of our lead priorities.

Growing California Trade in China.

Governor Edmund G. Brown names Bay Area Council to reopen California trade offices in China.

  • Executive Committee & Board of Directors Meetings, July 25, 10am-12pm, Levi's Stadium
  • Opportunities in China's Healthcare Sector, July 22, 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Cybersecurity Committee Meeting, July 17, 8:30am-9:30am
  • Visa-Meridian Lunch & Reception, July 19, 11am-1pm, Bay Area Council Headquarters
  • The High-Value Collaborative Ties Between Japan and the San Francisco Bay Area, July 9, 5:30-8pm, Quadrus Conference Center
  • Save the Date! 2014 Annual Dinner & Business Hall of Fame Awards, October 29, 5:30-9 pm, Fairmont San Francisco

Blog

BTH June 24

2014-07-02 05:07:07

Council’s Matt Regan Talks Early Brain Development on ABC 7′s Beyond the Headlines

Bay Area Council Vice President of Public Policy Matt Regan on June 28 appeared on ABC7′s Emmy award-winning public affairs show “Beyond the Headlines” examining early childhood development. Early childhood education is among the top policy priorities for the Bay Area Council because of the significant scientific research showing that there may be no larger return for a child’s future success than investing in growing their brain development from age 0-5.

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2014-07-02 05:07:52

HELPING OUR NATION’S VETERANS FIND JOBS IN TECH INDUSTRY

Over the next five years, more than one million highly skilled U.S. military veterans will enter the civilian workforce. The Bay Area Council and member Hanson Bridgett are pleased to support VetsInTech, a Bay Area-based non-profit organization that supports these returning veterans with re-integration services by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem.

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2014-07-02 04:07:26

GOOD NEWS IN STATE BUDGET FOR BAY AREA COUNCIL PRIORITIES

Gov. Jerry Brown traveled south on June 20 to sign a state budget that acknowledges several of the Bay Area Council’s top policy priorities. The overall $156 billion spending plan includes $230 million for various affordable housing programs and $264 million for early education.

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2014-07-02 04:07:10

Program Council Backed Awards First Round of Job-Creating Tax Credits

The first round of a series of job-creating tax credits the Bay Area Council advocated for last year were awarded on June 19 to 29 companies around the state. The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) Committee approved $28.9 million in credits that are projected to help companies create almost 6,000 jobs and generate over $2 billion in investments.