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    Solano County polishes ‘business first’ message

    Robert Eyler, Ph.D., president of Petaluma-based Economic Forensics and Analytics and professor of economics at Sonoma State University, says “Retail and construction were larger contributors before 2010 and are likely to become a larger part of the Solano County economy as the recovery continues."

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    North Bay has economic strengths amid slow US, state GDP growth, economist says

    “As of February 2017, no national or state recession is predicted through 2020,” according to Robert Eyler, Ph.D., professor of economics and dean of the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University.

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    Sonoma State to host workshop about the medical use of cannabis

    "There are workforce development possibilities in industries that use cannabis as part of their work," said Robert Eyler, Ph.D., dean of the School of Extended and International Education.

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    Sonoma State University conference to feature new president, global tech trends expert

    A New York-based authority on global technology for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and an expert on driving innovation will share the podium with Sonoma State University President Judy Sakaki and North Bay economic forecaster Robert Eyler at the 24th Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 15.

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    San Rafael’s Northgate mall sold to Merlone Geier Partners

    Robert Eyler, chief economist with the Marin Economic Forum, said, “There is no doubt about the fact that both Sears and Macy's, who are anchors in the Northgate mall, have recently announced some corporate threat in terms of their real estate holdings. That would make me a bit nervous.”

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    Economist sees uncertainty, but no immediate Trump disaster

    "We’re in the eighth year of economic recovery but we haven’t seen a boom period, and don’t expect to see that in the next three years. But we’re not seeing a recession either," Robert Eyler told the 450-plus who gathered at the 2017 North State Economic Forecast Conference.

“If interest rates rise slowly, we may see a nice bump in home sales and mortgage availability as buyers see low interest rates slowly fading and banks have higher rates to buffer against risk,” said Dr. Robert Eyler, director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University.

10 Financial Predictions for 2017

December 19, 2016

“If interest rates rise slowly, we may see a nice bump in home sales and mortgage availability as buyers see low interest rates slowly fading and banks have higher rates to buffer against risk,” said Dr. Robert Eyler, director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University.

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Marin financial experts eye rising stock market, Trump impact

December 1, 2016

Robert Eyler, chief economist for the Marin Economic Forum, said it makes sense in the short-term to invest in commodities, such as energy, specifically oil, and in finances. “That’s where you’ve seen all the activity in the past three weeks,” he said, “because those are the kind of industries that got a boost.”

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Sonoma State University economics professor Robert Eyler said the county has “branded itself pretty well,” both for its high-end tech and wine products and for its lifestyle. The latter helps boost international tourism, a sector with economic benefits similar to those from export businesses. “Sonoma County’s still got a pretty good global footprint,” Eyler said.

Exports remain a strong part
of Sonoma County economy

October 24, 2016

Sonoma State University economics professor Robert Eyler said the county has “branded itself pretty well,” both for its high-end tech and wine products and for its lifestyle. The latter helps boost international tourism, a sector with economic benefits similar to those from export businesses. “Sonoma County’s still got a pretty good global footprint,” Eyler said.

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“One main objective of The School of Extended Education is getting people to graduate quicker,” Robert Eyler dean of the department said. With students focusing less on the expense of college and more on their classes, students have a higher chance of graduating on time. “We want to be able to expedite the process so students can graduate in four years or faster,” Eyler said.

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October 6, 2016

“One main objective of The School of Extended Education is getting people to graduate quicker,” Robert Eyler dean of the department said. With students focusing less on the expense of college and more on their classes, students have a higher chance of graduating on time. “We want to be able to expedite the process so students can graduate in four years or faster,” Eyler said.

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Robert Eyler, president of Economic Forensics and Analytics, said the information seems to fit in with the overall economic picture of a Bay Area experiencing strong job markets, but corresponding spikes in the cost of living.

Apartment space dwindles
costs rise in Fairfield

September 22, 2016

Robert Eyler, president of Economic Forensics and Analytics, said the information seems to fit in with the overall economic picture of a Bay Area experiencing strong job markets, but corresponding spikes in the cost of living.

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The data shows Napa is “growing,” according to Robert Eyler, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University. Napa wine and “Napa” as a brand have become global statements of quality, said Eyler.

Wine likely boosted Napa County exports rise in 2015

September 18, 2016

The data shows Napa is “growing,” according to Robert Eyler, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University. Napa wine and “Napa” as a brand have become global statements of quality, said Eyler.

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