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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."

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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.

Applications open for student scholarships

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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The recent passage of Brexit by voters in the United Kingdom raised many questions and had far-reaching consequences. And despite our small footprint, Marin County potentially will feel the repercussions.

Brexit is an example that it is a small world after all

August 22, 2016

The recent passage of Brexit by voters in the United Kingdom raised many questions and had far-reaching consequences. And despite our small footprint, Marin County potentially will feel the repercussions.

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