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To Meet Governor’s Drought Goals, These Projects Deserve Support image

To Meet Governor’s Drought Goals, These Projects Deserve Support

By Jim Wunderman and Charley Wilson Governor Newsom recently unveiled a bold strategy for strengthening California’s drought resilience by storin...
A “Sub”-Par Day – Klamath Rams WWII Submarine, During WWII image

A “Sub”-Par Day – Klamath Rams WWII Submarine, During WWII

The Klamath is nearly 100 years old and has sailed through many turbulent times (get it, cause boats?) but perhaps none more so than one sunny afte...
Howard Terminal Steps Up to Bat at Crucial Hearing Next Week image

Howard Terminal Steps Up to Bat at Crucial Hearing Next Week

The visionary plan by the Oakland A’s to transform an underutilized cargo terminal at Howard Terminal into a gleaming waterfront development is g...
Warriors Make a Splash, Heading to NBA Finals image

Warriors Make a Splash, Heading to NBA Finals

The Bay Area Council sends congratulations to the Golden State Warriors, whose Rick Welts sits on our Executive Committee, for handily defeating th...
Continuing Population Decline a Warning for California image

Continuing Population Decline a Warning for California

In an ominous sign for California’s economic future, the state recorded its second straight year of population loss. In 2021, the state lost over...
California’s High-Speed Rail Project: Approval of the San Jose to Merced Environmental Documents is Essential for Jobs, the Environment, Business Competitiveness and Quality of Life image

California’s High-Speed Rail Project: Approval of the San Jose to Merced Environmental Documents is Essential for Jobs, the Environment, Business Competitiveness and Quality of Life

By Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council, Ashley Swearengin, President and CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation, and A...
Report: Future of California Advanced Technology and Basic Research image

Report: Future of California Advanced Technology and Basic Research

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute released today (March 29) its Future of Basic Science and Advanced Technology Report and a supporting Basic...
Show me the Money; Bay Area Competes for Federal Transportation Largesse image

Show me the Money; Bay Area Competes for Federal Transportation Largesse

From electrifying Caltrain to extending BART to San Jose, the Bay Area is lining up its top transportation infrastructure projects to compete for $...
Inexplicable Advisory Vote on Howard Terminal image

Inexplicable Advisory Vote on Howard Terminal

Even when the evidence seemed indisputable that plans by the Oakland A’s to build a transformative new ballpark at Howard Terminal next to Jack L...
Housing the Middle: Council Sponsors Conversation on Affordable Housing Solutions image

Housing the Middle: Council Sponsors Conversation on Affordable Housing Solutions

The Council was proud to sponsor Housing the Middle: Bay Area Affordable Housing Solutions, a provocative, solutions-oriented conversation with pr...
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