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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

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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

Hitachi

When you think of fast cars, Hitachi may not be the first name that comes to mind. But Hitachi won big when the Team Penske No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet that it sponsors took the checkered flag at the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series Championship at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Hitachi’s automotive technology was a key part of the win; it provides gasoline direct injection components for the Chevrolet 2.2 liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 race engines that power Team Penske’s racecars. It’s one of many advanced technologies across a range of industries that Hitachi is developing at its global headquarters for social innovation in Santa Clara.

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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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