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Innovative, Sustainable

And Equitable Region

Getting vaccinated and heeding the advice of public health officials offer us the best hope of stemming the spread of this deadly pandemic, reopening our businesses and economy and restoring the millions of jobs we’ve lost. The Bay Area Council remains focused on emerging from this crisis stronger, more resilient and more equitable than before. See what the Council and our members are doing and find helpful resources through our COVID-19 Resource & Response Network.

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By The Numbers

Bay Area Economic Snapshot

5.9%

Regional Unemployment (March 2021)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

47%

Residents with bachelor's degree or higher

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

39%

Share of national venture capital (2020)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

$995B

2019 Regional GDP (17th Largest Economy in the World)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

-400,000

Jobs Lost Since February 2020

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

By The Numbers

Bay Area Economic Snapshot

5.9%

Regional Unemployment (March 2021)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

47%

Residents with bachelor's degree or higher

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

39%

Share of national venture capital (2020)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

$995B

2019 Regional GDP (17th Largest Economy in the World)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

-400,000

Jobs Lost Since February 2020

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

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Top CEOs and executives from more than 325 of the region's largest employers work with the Bay Area Council to solve our toughest challenges, grow business and improve the quality of life for everyone who lives and works here.

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Member Spotlight

Forty Niners Football Company

Amid both the ongoing pandemic and the fight against social injustice, the San Francisco 49ers, a longtime member of the Bay Area Council, have and will continue to support and elevate their neighbors and businesses surrounding the greater Bay Area. In addition to the organization’s year-round efforts, the 49ers recently teamed up with Council members U.S. Bank and Visa to provide several small businesses with gift cards and to surprise two local Black-owned businesses with $10,000 grants. Additionally, the 49ers spent over $35,000 with multiple Black-owned businesses to aid in COVID-relief efforts. They’ve also assembled a curated list of several Black-owned businesses in the Bay Area, including some backed by 49ers players as well as the organization’s Black employee resource group, 49ers B.U.I.L.D.

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Featured Research

Bay Area Homelessness

New Urgency, New Solutions

This report is the Bay Area Council Economic Institute’s second look at homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. In our first report, Bay Area Homelessness: A Regional View of a Regional Crisis, released in 2019, we used interviews with local service providers and data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to capture the true scale and regional nature of the Bay Area’s homeless crisis. In this report, we examine the potential for using shelter mandates, also known as right to shelter policies, government intervention, and state and local policy changes, to help solve the Bay Area’s homelessness crisis.

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