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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

Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California announces NextGen sustainability goals to help safeguard the health of the next generation and support health equity: Climate change is an urgent public health issue. According to a recent survey from Blue Shield of California, a CarbonNeutral® certified company, more than eight out of 10 (83%) of Gen Z youth are concerned about the health of the planet. A majority of respondents also say their environment affects both their physical health (69%) and mental health (75%). In this video, Blue Shield’s leaders and grantees share the company’s ambitious set of sustainability goals to adopt and promote climate smart healthcare, which address the impact of climate change on human health, especially for the most vulnerable communities.

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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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