upcoming report examines emerging megaregion
The Bay Area Council Economic Institute is gearing up to release a major new report – Northern California Megaregion: Innovative, Connected and Growing – examining the increasing integration between the Bay Area, the Sacramento Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
The report explores the challenges and opportunities of megaregional collaboration, including broadening the job base and creating more efficient transportation networks, which will be essential for the strategic growth of the Northern California Megaregion. It follows a 2014 BACEI report that similarly examined the Bay Area’s Tri-Valley area and its strong connections to the Central Valley.
Ahead of the report release, Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman will join business and transportation leaders in Oakland on June 20 to announce the expansion of Amtrak San Joaquin service connecting the Bay Area and Central Valley. The exciting addition of a new 7th daily round trip reflects the fast-growing connections of the megaregional economies.
Join us for the release of Northern California Megaregion: Innovative, Connected and Growing on June 30 from 11:30am – 1:00pm in Sacramento. The event will feature remarks by University of the Pacific Provost Dr. Maria Pallavicini, a summary of report findings from the Economic Institute, presentations from regional rail agencies on their future plans for expansion, and a stakeholders discussion on greater collaboration in planning and policymaking for the megaregion.