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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



2014-07-29 03:07:03

Executive Committee, Board Focus on Policy Priorities at July Meeting

The Bay Area Council’s lead policy priorities took center stage at the July 25 meeting of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, chaired by Virgin America CEO David Cush and hosted by the San Francisco 49ers at their stunning new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. In addition to updates on the Council’s policy priorities, there was action on several key ballot initiatives, discussion on ways to improve California’s business climate through regulatory reform and presentations by SF 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke and David Welch, whose education reform efforts produced landmark rulings to end teacher tenure.

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2014-07-29 02:07:25

Giant Step Forward for Council’s Early Childhood Work

The Bay Area Council’s ground-breaking work on early childhood development took a giant step forward last week with the announcement of a new partnership with national powerhouse Too Small to Fail. Council CEO Jim Wunderman joined Sec. Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, July 23 to announce the partnership and unveil an innovative campaign — Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing — being rolled out in Oakland that many believe can become a national model for promoting brain development in children beginning at birth.

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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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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.