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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’s jobless rate bumped up in December

January 18, 2013

“Things are getting consistently better in Napa,” said Robert Eyler, economics professor at Sonoma State University. He believes the county will see continued job growth in 2013.

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The Board heard a report done for the county by Robert Eyler of Economic Forensics and Analytics. Eyler talked about trying to increase the minimum wage from the current $10 an hour to a level where the benefits still outweigh the costs.

Chico Business Calendar

January 13, 2013

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Chico Enterprise-Record
Jan. 17 — “Introduction to QuickBooks I” will be offered by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College.
Details: 9 to

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Sonoma County enters 2013 with ‘positive momentum’

January 7, 2013

“The wine industry and ag in general look like growth industries for the next few years. Asian consumption is rising, and their need for food may open more markets for local niche producers,” said Dr. Robert Eyler, director of the Center for Regional economic Analysis at Sonoma State University.

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Expect smaller paychecks after payroll tax cut lapses

January 2, 2013

“For some families, it will be a big deal,” said Robert Eyler, a Sonoma State University economics professor. The effect on local businesses will be felt most in the first six months of the year, then lessen as families make adjustments, Eyler said.

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Neither local Democrats nor Republicans like ‘fiscal cliff’ compromise

December 31, 2012

Robert Eyler, CEO of the Marin Economic Forum, a public-private partnership that works to enhance the county’s economic vitality, said, “It is likely that whatever deal is struck will have some austerity principle to it. It’s just a matter of how much.”

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Sonoma County weighs in on ‘fiscal cliff’ repercussions

December 29, 2012

By Kevin McCallum
The Press Democrat
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If the country heads over the fiscal cliff Tuesday, Californians will be slapped simultaneously with a slew of

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