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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.”

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
12/29/12
If the country heads over the fiscal cliff Tuesday, Californians will be slapped simultaneously with a slew of

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Study: Solano County hospitals a major driver of economy

November 28, 2012

The five privately operated hospitals in Solano County make up more than 11 percent of the local economy, making health care a key driver that could be even more important in the future, according to a new study that details the economic impact of Solano County’s hospitals.

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Marin workers middle of the pack among Bay Area earners

November 24, 2012

Robert Eyler, CEO of the Marin Economic Forum — a public-private partnership that works to enhance the county’s economic vitality — said the data can likely be linked to the suburban nature of Marin.

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Watch: The Current Economic Crisis: Origin and Consequences

November 18, 2012

Video of speech by Dr. Eyler before the Oakmont Sunday Symposium – “The current economic crises stem from three major areas…

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