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  • Labcon

    Petaluma’s Labcon bringing new energy to North Bay life science sector

    Life science contributes roughly $6.5 billion to the combined $60 billion economies of Sonoma, Marin, Napa and Solano counties, said Sonoma State University economics professor Robert Eyler. And economic development officials believe it is a sector with great potential. “Life science is basically the North Bay’s tech play frontier,” said Eyler, who has studied the sector as chief economist for the Marin Economic Forum.

  • Napa quake

    Napa unemployment rate drops in September

    While Napa’s rate dropped, the effects on local employment from the Aug. 24 earthquake remain mostly unknown, said Robert Eyler, professor of Economics and director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University. It’s possible some workers could go from doing work during harvest to doing work in the construction industry afterward, he suggested. “You can get some growth in construction after a natural disaster.”

  • Marin businesses

    Marin business districts face struggle to gain, retain trust of merchants

    "Generally speaking, BIDs are good things if merchants are struggling to market themselves," said Robert Eyler, head of the Marin Economic Forum and a professor of economics at Sonoma State University.

  • Mt. Tam

    Marin deemed California’s best county to live in

    Rob Eyler, head of the Marin Economic Forum, offered a note of analysis in his response. "This is where Marin's housing market is very much related to the greater Bay Area as the most desirable place (weather, proximity to SF, amenities, schools) in a very desirable regional globally."

  • Sonoma equine industry

    Study: Horses are big business in Sonoma County

    "The equine industry has a tourism element that is budding and growing," said Robert Eyler, director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at SSU, who presented the findings.

  • Marin Civic Center

    Marin census data show population growth rebounding

    From July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013, Marin's population increased by 2,524 residents, from 255,841 to 258,365, according to the Census Bureau. That growth rate of 1 percent might not seem like much, but it far outstripped the county's population growth from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012, which was a mere 589 souls.

Labcon

Petaluma’s Labcon bringing new energy to North Bay life science sector

October 19, 2014

Life science contributes roughly $6.5 billion to the combined $60 billion economies of Sonoma, Marin, Napa and Solano counties, said Sonoma State University economics professor Robert Eyler. And economic development officials believe it is a sector with great potential. “Life science is basically the North Bay’s tech play frontier,” said Eyler, who has studied the sector as chief economist for the Marin Economic Forum.

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Napa quake

Napa unemployment rate drops in September

October 17, 2014

While Napa’s rate dropped, the effects on local employment from the Aug. 24 earthquake remain mostly unknown, said Robert Eyler, professor of Economics and director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University. It’s possible some workers could go from doing work during harvest to doing work in the construction industry afterward, he suggested. “You can get some growth in construction after a natural disaster.”

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Marin businesses

Marin business districts face struggle to gain, retain trust of merchants

September 11, 2014

“Generally speaking, BIDs are good things if merchants are struggling to market themselves,” said Robert Eyler, head of the Marin Economic Forum and a professor of economics at Sonoma State University.

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Mt. Tam

Marin deemed California’s best county to live in

September 7, 2014

Rob Eyler, head of the Marin Economic Forum, offered a note of analysis in his response. “This is where Marin’s housing market is very much related to the greater Bay Area as the most desirable place (weather, proximity to SF, amenities, schools) in a very desirable regional globally.”

Full Story »

Sonoma equine industry

Study: Horses are big business in Sonoma County

August 13, 2014

“The equine industry has a tourism element that is budding and growing,” said Robert Eyler, director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at SSU, who presented the findings.

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Marin Civic Center

Marin census data show population growth rebounding

July 1, 2014

From July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013, Marin’s population increased by 2,524 residents, from 255,841 to 258,365, according to the Census Bureau. That growth rate of 1 percent might not seem like much, but it far outstripped the county’s population growth from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012, which was a mere 589 souls.

Full Story »