Together, We Can

End Racial Injustice,

Inequity & Discrimination

The world is experiencing multiple crises in this moment: from the protests and uprisings following the brutal killing of George Floyd and centuries of racial injustice, to the COVID-19 pandemic and the global threat to public health, to the devastating economic impact of massive job loss and halted manufacturing. The goal of the Bay Area Council remains to emerge from these crises 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. See a list of organizations you can support to help fight against racial injustice.

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By The Numbers

Bay Area Economic Snapshot

13.1%

Regional Unemployment (April 2020)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

49%

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

$808B

Regional GDP (18th in the World)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

-618,000

Jobs Lost Since January 2020

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

By The Numbers

Bay Area Economic Snapshot

13.1%

Regional Unemployment (April 2020)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

49%

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

$808B

Regional GDP (18th in the World)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

-618,000

Jobs Lost Since January 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

Bristol Myers Squibb

Access to food during the COVID-19 pandemic is a concern, especially for immunocompromised patients unable to leave their homes for risk of exposure. Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation is supporting two organizations, Team Rubicon and the Patient Advocate Foundation, with a COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program.

The program will provide assistance to immunocompromised patients living with cancer, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis whose ability to access or afford food and other nutritional needs is at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program, expected to benefit thousands of patients nationwide, is funded by a $7 million grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, a charitable organization that promotes health equity and seeks to improve the outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases.

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Featured Research

Groundbreaking Report Shines Light On Regional Homelessness Crisis

Bay Area Homelessness: A Regional View of a Regional Crisis

The Bay Area’s homeless crisis ranks among the most severe in the United States, according to a groundbreaking new study the Bay Area Council Economic Institute released Wednesday (April 10), with research and data provided by McKinsey & Company. The study for the first time provides a comprehensive, fact-based analysis of homelessness across the nine-county Bay Area. It dispels longstanding myths, sheds light on the nuanced complexities of the problem, and aims to equip regional leaders with practical solutions for accelerating progress to support those most in need.

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