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Innovative, Sustainable

And Equitable Region

It will be many months before the COVID vaccine is widely distributed. Until then, heeding the advice of public health officials offers 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

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

Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California’s mental health BlueSky initiative wraps up a successful first year When Blue Shield of California launched the BlueSky initiative last year, the goal was to figure out ways to boost mental health support for middle- and high-school students in California. Battling through a global pandemic and school closures, the first year of the program was nothing short of a success – with more than 3,800 counseling sessions recorded and over 600 referrals made. Blue Shield says year two will be even better.

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Featured Research

New Report: New Transbay Rail Crossing

Making the Case for a Key Megaregional Connection

Transportation systems are a critical component of a well-functioning economy. The ability to efficiently move both people and goods provides residents access to job opportunities and necessary services, and offers businesses a wider talent pool and larger customer base. States and regions that prioritize transportation infrastructure not only create pathways to improved economic competitiveness, strategic investments also have positive implications for equity and the environment. This report explains interconnected nature of the economy in Northern California Megaregion and examines the economic potential that a more efficient rail transit system could bring to the megaregion.

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