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  • Rebuilding efforts will come as the area faces a construction labor shortage and rising costs for home-building materials, a situation exacerbated by hurricane recovery efforts in Texas and Florida, said Robert Eyler, an economics professor at Sonoma State.

    Thousands displaced by Northern California’s wildfires now face the region’s housing shortage

    Rebuilding efforts will come as the area faces a construction labor shortage and rising costs for home-building materials, a situation exacerbated by hurricane recovery efforts in Texas and Florida, said Robert Eyler, an economics professor at Sonoma State.

  • “In economics, we call it a primal problem, based on the natural instinct to gain as much as you can. Capitalism at its finest," said Robert Eyler, a Sonoma State University economist.

    Authorities issue alert on price gouging in fire areas

    “In economics, we call it a primal problem, based on the natural instinct to gain as much as you can. Capitalism at its finest," said Robert Eyler, a Sonoma State University economist.

  • Economist Robert Eyler, Ph.D., president of Forensic Analytics and dean of the Sonoma State University School of Education and International Studies, sees the future as involving three major issues: reconstruction, where and what groups of people will rebuild, and the timeline for accomplishing this enormous undertaking. “Many who have lived in the area for a number of years may profit from rising equity and valuation of their homes and will benefit from insurance payouts. However, some may decide to leave the region to start over. The magnitude of this go, or don’t leave the area, approach will be strongly felt here locally.”

    Economic impact of the Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino fires

    Economist Robert Eyler, Ph.D., president of Forensic Analytics and dean of the Sonoma State University School of Education and International Studies, sees the future as involving three major issues: reconstruction, where and what groups of people will rebuild, and the timeline for accomplishing this enormous undertaking. “Many who have lived in the area for a number of years may profit from rising equity and valuation of their homes and will benefit from insurance payouts. However, some may decide to leave the region to start over. The magnitude of this go, or don’t leave the area, approach will be strongly felt here locally.”

  • “It definitely is unprecedented for the county,” said Sonoma State University economist Robert Eyler. Such a combined impact to residents and businesses “has not been seen in at least two or three generations.”

    Fires deliver economic blow to Sonoma County businesses, workers

    “It definitely is unprecedented for the county,” said Sonoma State University economist Robert Eyler. Such a combined impact to residents and businesses “has not been seen in at least two or three generations.”

  • “If you’re a homeowner, you’re going to reassess your life as a result of this event, and if you are a developer you are going to look at all your options,” Robert Eyler, a professor of economics at Sonoma State University, said. “Homeowners will have tough choices to make."

    Construction labor shortage will slow post-fire rebuilding efforts

    “If you’re a homeowner, you’re going to reassess your life as a result of this event, and if you are a developer you are going to look at all your options,” Robert Eyler, a professor of economics at Sonoma State University, said. “Homeowners will have tough choices to make."

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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."

Napa County will share an economic report on how fast the local wage might be increased without unduly hurting businesses. But that economic report by Robert Eyler of Economic Forensics & Analytics didn’t recommend a faster ramp-up to $15 than the state is taking.

Small-scale entrepreneurs called key to region’s economy

February 28, 2013

Sonoma County’s economy is moving forward again, but sustaining growth may require plenty of small-scale entrepreneurs in the hospitality and technology sectors, economics professor Robert Eyler said Wednesday at a conference for more than 1,100 college students and business leaders.

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Home values jump 16.6 percent in Sonoma County

February 5, 2013

Sonoma State University economics professor Robert Eyler said a large increase isn’t surprising after home prices tanked and the economy started to rebound. But lasting increases will depend on the ability of local companies to boost hiring and compensation. “If your local economy doesn’t have rising incomes or rising job growth or both, it’s very difficult to sustain a housing market,” Eyler said. “It’s just that simple.”

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BEST spurs new coalitions for Sonoma County food, tech

February 4, 2013

By Eric Gneckow
North Bay Business Journal
After helping to form an industry group for Sonoma County’s advanced manufacturers in late 2011, Sonoma County Building

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SSU outlook conference to he held at Green Music Center

January 28, 2013

North Bay Business Journal
January 28, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — The Business Journal and Sonoma State University School of Business are partnering to present their

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Marin’s Redwood Trust to Open New Facility in Colorado, Create 550 Jobs

January 24, 2013

“Eyler also noted that significantly expanding the geographic expanse from which Redwood could draw that talent pool to Marin would increase the already large percentage of local workers who commute into Marin to work.”

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Nothing is rosy in the north state, California, but there are glimmers

January 21, 2013

Examining the north valley, California economist Robert Eyler of Sonoma State University said economic progress is made when indicators like jobs, housing and personal income move forward. And according to Eyler, that’s happening to a small extent. However, in making his projections for the north state, Eyler couldn’t avoid the word “slow,” applying it to housing sales growth and housing prices.

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