In order to ensure the Bay Area’s economic vitality and resilience despite increasing boom and bust cycles, public and private sector leaders must come together around pragmatic solutions to persistent issues and barriers to success. The purpose of the Regional Economic Strategy Roadmap is to offer concrete actions for growing regional prosperity and a flexible framework for developing actions going forward. Its proposals are evergreen agents of economic resilience, strategies wise in both expansion and downtown, necessary to accelerate the former and dampen the latter. It is a recipe for a robust and enduring regional economy.
The Master Plan for Higher Education in California, produced in 1960, was a visionary document for its time, but must be updated to reflect the changed economic, demographic and financial environment of the current century. California’s economic future will depend on the outcome.
“. . . an annual economic outlook at the national, state and local levels. “
Monthly reports on employment and unemployment for California, Bay Area, Bay Area MSAs, and by industry
. . .How the San Francisco Bay Area Became the World’s Leading Innovation Hub and What Will Be Necessary to Secure Its Future
Accelerating Job Creation in California Through Infrastructure Investment: Opportunities for Infrastructure Asset Formation and Job Creation Using Public-Private Partnership Procurement Methods
“. . . assess the potential for P3 projects in California and the conditions under which the state is likely to attract investors. “
“. . .calls for a joint effort, and specific actions, by businesses and government to preserve a competitive manufacturing base. “
“. . . analyzes indicators of human capital in the Bay Area, and identifies what is unique or distinctive about Bay Area workers. “
“. . . identify how the recession has manifested itself regionally, emerging trends in defensive and offensive business strategies, and public policy priorities that could mitigate the recession’s impact and support future growth and competitiveness. “
“. . . assess the quality of the environment in the San Francisco Bay Area for entrepreneur-led start-ups. “
“. . .examines the evolution of the Bay Area’s economy in the wake of the Great Recession that severely impacted the region from 2008 to 2010 and continues to be felt by many of our citizens and businesses. “
“. . . estimate of the economic impact of the ACA, weighing factors that will generate jobs and enhance growth against those that will have a contradictory impact. “
“. . . evaluates the state of the regional economy and what is supporting or inhibiting growth and job creation. “
. . . details the geography, growth patterns, and importance of high-tech jobs in the United States.
“. . .semi-annual report documents the importance of international trade to the Bay Area economy and assesses global economic conditions, pending international trade agreements, and the trade outlook for specific economic sectors of interest to the region. “