Economy

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Fighting to Keep Jobs in California

The stories continue to mount about California’s worsening business climate and the exodus of key companies, investors and top talent. And the as...
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Business Climate Woes Weigh Heavily

Beyond the hard data and growing anecdotal evidence of departing companies, declining investment, lost jobs and shrinking population, California’...
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Declining Population Signals More Trouble for Economy

New data released Wednesday by the California Department of Finance shows the nine-county Bay Area total population stagnating between July 2019 an...
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Small Business Getting Walloped by Pandemic Closures

As the state of California faces new public health orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a new Small Business Majority scientific poll release...
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Was 2019 the Final Year of a Dominant Decade for the Bay Area?

Newly released data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis for 2019 reveals a slowing GDP picture for the region, one that is expected to slow even f...
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Labor Force Numbers Plummet in High-Cost Metro Areas

New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides finer detail on the potential long-term economic destruction caused by the COVID-19 pa...
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What Does Higher Education in the Bay Area Look Like Post-Pandemic?

The Bay Area has one of the most highly educated populations in the nation with 49% of people over the age of 25 holding a bachelor’s degree (wel...
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COVID Recovery: Bridge Traffic Near Normal Levels as Commuters Avoid Transit

New data analyzed by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute provides another barometer of the region’s economic recovery. Traffic on Bay Area br...
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Council Hitting Back Against Dangerous New Taxes

Dangerous new legislation, AB1253, surfaced last week in Sacramento proposing a massive new personal income tax increase that will undermine Califo...
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Jobs Return, But Remain at Risk as COVID Surges

Following unprecedented job losses as a result of shelter in place orders, over a quarter of jobs had returned to the region by the end of June. Da...
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