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2014 Bay Area Council Poll: Pulse of the Region

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

Promoting Early Childhood Development

Bay Area Council forges new national partnership, unveils exciting messaging campaign.

Annual Dinner & Business Hall of Fame

Join us on October 29 as we honor Scott Cook and George Halvorson at The Fairmont San Francisco. Presented by Kaiser Permanente.

Growing California Trade in China.

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

  • Transportation Committee Meeting: Oct. 2, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Bay Area Council Headquarters, San Francisco
  • Transportation Policy Subcommittee Meeting: Sept. 10, 10:00am - 11:30am, Bay Area Council Headquarters, San Francisco
  • 2014 Annual Dinner & Business Hall of Fame Awards, October 29, 5:30-9 pm, Fairmont San Francisco



2014-09-16 11:09:49

Bay Area Council Lauds Historic Groundwater Management Legislation

Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman today joined Gov. Jerry Brown and a group of elected, business and environmental leaders as the Governor signed historic legislation that for the first time will require more active management of the state’s groundwater. The Bay Area Council was a strong advocate for the three bills the [...]


2014-09-03 01:09:50

Disappointed, Not Surprised by Gigafactory Decision

The Bay Area Council responds to news reports today that Tesla has chosen Reno, Nevada, to build its battery Gigafactory: “While we were hoping for California to come out on top, we knew Tesla would make its decision based on factors that contribute to the success of the company,” said Jim Wunderman, CEO of the Bay Area Council.

Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

2014-08-28 11:08:02

Groundwater Management Urgently Needed

In an opinion-editorial in the Contra Costa Times, Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman joins with Maurice Hall, Ph.D., the science and engineering lead for The Nature Conservancy’s California Water Program, in support of two groundwater management bills under consideration in the California Legislature.  Imagine a checking acco unt that allowed you to [...]


2014-08-27 03:08:59

Responding to Open Letter on Tesla Gigafactory

An “open letter” penned this week by the California Budget Project and other so-called “budget watchdogs” from states competing to secure the proposed Tesla Gigafactory misses the mark. The letter suggests that California and the other states are in a “race to the bottom.” We couldn’t disagree more.