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  • Increased labor costs and a surge in housing demand are forecast for Marin following the devastating North Bay fires. “These markets are regional,” said Robert Eyler, chief economist of the Marin Economic Forum and a professor at Sonoma State University. “Because they’re regional, Marin County is not on an island when things happen. Things in Sonoma County can reverberate into Marin County.”

    Marin economic observers weigh North Bay fire impact

    Increased labor costs and a surge in housing demand are forecast for Marin following the devastating North Bay fires. “These markets are regional,” said Robert Eyler, chief economist of the Marin Economic Forum and a professor at Sonoma State University. “Because they’re regional, Marin County is not on an island when things happen. Things in Sonoma County can reverberate into Marin County.”

  • Robert Eyler, an economist at Sonoma State University, valued the Napa and Sonoma wine business at over $10 billion in annual sales, and he estimated that billions more were generated by enotourism. “The fire, even though it was relatively large in acreage, was still relatively concentrated in specific areas,” he said. Many hotels, bed and breakfasts, and wineries survived intact and were not affected by the fires.

    Outlook good for California wine lovers

    Robert Eyler, an economist at Sonoma State University, valued the Napa and Sonoma wine business at over $10 billion in annual sales, and he estimated that billions more were generated by enotourism. “The fire, even though it was relatively large in acreage, was still relatively concentrated in specific areas,” he said. Many hotels, bed and breakfasts, and wineries survived intact and were not affected by the fires.

  • According to Robert Eyler, a professor of economics at Sonoma State University, it is as yet unclear exactly what effect the fires will have on Napa’s wine business, which, together with Sonoma County’s, generates over $10 billion in annual sales and brings in billions of dollars more in tourism. “We don’t know yet how many vineyards have been impacted,” Eyler says, adding that the region will likely spend many months assessing the damage to harvests.

    Thousands of Jobs Depend on the Wine Industry’s Uncertain Recovery

    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.

  • 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.”

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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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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