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We engage business and civic-minded leaders to solve the most challenging regional issues to ensure the Bay Area is the most innovative, sustainable, inclusive and globally competitive place in the world.

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Who We Are

By The Numbers

Bay Area Economic Snapshot

3.1%

Regional Unemployment

Source / Economic Institute

41%

Residents with bachelor's degree or higher

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

44%

Share of national venture capital

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

$781B

Regional GDP (18th in the World)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

660,000

Jobs Added Since 2010 (leads nation)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

By The Numbers

Bay Area Economic Snapshot

3.1%

Regional Unemployment

Source / Economic Institute

41%

Residents with bachelor's degree or higher

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

44%

Share of national venture capital

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

$781B

Regional GDP (18th in the World)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

660,000

Jobs Added Since 2010 (leads nation)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Shape the Future with Us

Top CEOs and executives from more than 300 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

Kaiser Permanente

KP Chairman & CEO Bernard J. Tyson serves as the 38th Chair of Bay Area Council

Bernard J. Tyson is the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals — known as Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading integrated health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. With annual operating revenue of nearly $73 billion, Kaiser Permanente serves 12 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Tyson’s influence in the business community has been felt both nationally and internationally. In 2017, he was included on the TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world; in 2016, Modern Healthcare named him the second most influential leader in health care. Kaiser Permanente was one of the Bay Area Council’s founding members in 1945 and has been among its most committed supporters over the past seven decades.

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Featured Research

Continuing Growth and Unparalleled Innovation

The San Francisco-Silicon Valley Bay Area has been the epicenter of the global innovation economy for 50 years, giving rise to some of the world's greatest companies. This report analyzes the Bay Area's incredible success and resilience and looks at some of the key challenges confronting its dominance.

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