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Was 2019 the Final Year of a Dominant Decade for the Bay Area? image

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...
CA State Treasurer Named to Global Economy and Environment Leadership Group image

CA State Treasurer Named to Global Economy and Environment Leadership Group

Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer, was named to the Council for Inclusive Capitalism this week (Tuesday), joining 27 leaders across the globe re...
From Silicon Valley to Sydney: What will a Trans-Pacific Collaboration Mean for the Future? image

From Silicon Valley to Sydney: What will a Trans-Pacific Collaboration Mean for the Future?

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute has developed a new report to assess the unique ties connecting Australia with the San Francisco Bay Area, ...
Opinion: Passive Observer: the U.S. and Asia’s New Trade Pact image

Opinion: Passive Observer: the U.S. and Asia’s New Trade Pact

Last month, fifteen nations signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP); the U.S. however, did not sign. An article by Sean Rando...
Member Spotlight: Facebook Invests $150 Million in Bay Area Low Income Housing image

Member Spotlight: Facebook Invests $150 Million in Bay Area Low Income Housing

Facebook Inc. announced this week (Wednesday) that developments for the lowest-income tier in the Bay Area will get $150 million of its planned inv...
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COVID Surge Prompts New Lockdown Measures

A dramatic surge in COVID cases and rising hospitalizations prompted Gov. Newsom this week to unveil plans for strict new shutdown orders on counti...
Labor Force Numbers Plummet in High-Cost Metro Areas image

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...
Bay Area Council Prevails in Lawsuit Opposing Trump Administration H-1B Restrictions image

Bay Area Council Prevails in Lawsuit Opposing Trump Administration H-1B Restrictions

The U.S. District Court for Northern California this week (Dec. 1) handed the Bay Area Council and U.S. Chamber of Commerce a major victory in a la...
Bay Area Benefits from State Transportation Funding image

Bay Area Benefits from State Transportation Funding

Legislation (SB1) the Bay Area Council worked hard to pass in 2017 will provide $400 million for 11 transportation projects across the region. The ...
Bay Area Council Support Leads to $100 Million for Megaregion Rail Project image

Bay Area Council Support Leads to $100 Million for Megaregion Rail Project

One of California’s worst freight rail bottlenecks will be unclogged with help from a $100 million federal infrastructure grant announced this we...
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