Economy

Trump Mexico Tariff Threat Rattles California image

Trump Mexico Tariff Threat Rattles California

A threat by President Trump to impose tariffs on goods coming from Mexico has huge implications for California. The Bay Area Council has long advoc...
A’s Waterfront Stadium, Development Offers Big Economic Benefits image

A’s Waterfront Stadium, Development Offers Big Economic Benefits

A proposal by the Oakland A’s to build a privately financed waterfront ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square would generate $7.3 bi...
April Tax Showers Bring May Revenue for State Budget image

April Tax Showers Bring May Revenue for State Budget

California’s soaring economy is giving Gov. Gavin Newsom more revenue, money he proposes using to prepare for a future downturn, pay off some deb...
Council CEO Skewers IPO Tax Proposal image

Council CEO Skewers IPO Tax Proposal

A proposal this week to tax IPO stock-based compensation brought swift condemnation from Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman. In a San Francisco Chr...
Economic Institute Insights: Regional Job Growth Surges image

Economic Institute Insights: Regional Job Growth Surges

Bay Area job growth surged again in March led by gains in information and professional services in the San Francisco and San Jose metro areas, acco...
In Ominous Sign, Net Migration to Bay Area Turns Negative; First Time in a Decade image

In Ominous Sign, Net Migration to Bay Area Turns Negative; First Time in a Decade

In an ominous sign for the Bay Area economy and labor market, net migration to the region turned negative for the first time in over a decade. In o...
Oh Canada! New Report Highlights Strong Economic, Innovation Ties with Bay Area image

Oh Canada! New Report Highlights Strong Economic, Innovation Ties with Bay Area

Strong and growing economic connections between the Bay Area/Silicon Valley and Canada are helping fuel a vibrant cross-border exchange of talent, ...
Port of Oakland Delivering Big Economic Benefits image

Port of Oakland Delivering Big Economic Benefits

The Port of Oakland supports 84,144 jobs in the Bay Area and 20% of those jobs are Oakland-based, according to an economic impact study released Th...
Partner Spotlight: Golden State Opportunity’s CalEITC4Me Campaign image

Partner Spotlight: Golden State Opportunity’s CalEITC4Me Campaign

Every year hard working Californians leave roughly $2 billion on the table. That’s money working families and individuals could have claimed thro...
We Messed with Texas image

We Messed with Texas

It was the Golden State against the Lone Star State on Thursday night at the Commonwealth Club, as Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman...
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