We are business leaders working to ensure the Bay Area is the most innovativesustainableinclusive and globally competitive place in the world. Through public policy and advocacy, we focus on solving the most challenging issues that affect the economic health and quality of life in the region. We consistently achieve results by bringing together top business, government and community leaders to implement bold and actionable solutions. Join the Bay Area Council and help us shape the future.                                                                         

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By the Numbers

Bay Area Economic Snapshot

4.3%

Regional Unemployment (October 2021)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

49.5%

Residents over 25 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

$925B

2020 Regional GDP (17th Largest Economy in the World)

Source / Bureau of Economic Analysis

71%

Job Recovery Rate (Since April 2020)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

By the Numbers

Bay Area Economic Snapshot

4.3%

Regional Unemployment (October 2021)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

49.5%

Residents over 25 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

$925B

2020 Regional GDP (17th Largest Economy in the World)

Source / Bureau of Economic Analysis

71%

Job Recovery Rate (Since April 2020)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

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Top CEOs and executives from more than 330 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

Calbright College

Making Strides and Building Career Pathways for Californians

California’s first and only fully-online, public community college is making exceptional progress under the new leadership of President and CEO Ajita Talwalker Menon, who took the job in 2020 after serving in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Higher Education Policy at the White House Domestic Policy Council. Now in its third year, Calbright has just over 1,000 actively enrolled students in one of five programs: IT Support, Cybersecurity, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Medical Coding, and Equitable Health Impacts. That’s a 110% increase in enrollment from July 2021. The Bay Area Council has been a supporter of Calbright College since its inception, supported the legislation that created Calbright College in 2018 and is partnering with Calbright to expand employer engagement with their students and programming.

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Featured Research

Future Careers in Manufacturing

Building a Stronger Manufacturing Workforce in Northern California

Manufacturing holds an important key to the economy of California, which is the nation’s largest manufacturing state. It supports a balanced and diversified economy, is an anchor for research and development (R&D), and provides well-compensated entry level jobs with significant opportunities for advancement. It also fills a critical gap in California’s employment structure between lower-paid service jobs and highly-paid employment in technology-related fields, providing opportunities for workers without advanced degrees. This study assesses drivers of change in Northern California’s manufacturing workforce, including the reshoring of manufacturing that is currently overseas, the realignment of global supply chains, the widespread adoption of digital technology in production processes, 3D printing, and the aging of the industrial workforce. The study also includes a discussion of biomedical manufacturing as a sector with distinct requirements.

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