Economic Forensics & Analytics is an independent research and consulting firm located in Sonoma County, California. Since our conception in 2000, we’ve been dedicated to providing clients with customized economic analysis. We have a wide range of clientele in the private and public sectors throughout the state.

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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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    North Bay has economic strengths amid slow US, state GDP growth, economist says

    “As of February 2017, no national or state recession is predicted through 2020,” according to Robert Eyler, Ph.D., professor of economics and dean of the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University.

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    Sonoma State to host workshop about the medical use of cannabis

    "There are workforce development possibilities in industries that use cannabis as part of their work," said Robert Eyler, Ph.D., dean of the School of Extended and International Education.

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    Sonoma State University conference to feature new president, global tech trends expert

    A New York-based authority on global technology for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and an expert on driving innovation will share the podium with Sonoma State University President Judy Sakaki and North Bay economic forecaster Robert Eyler at the 24th Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 15.

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    San Rafael’s Northgate mall sold to Merlone Geier Partners

    Robert Eyler, chief economist with the Marin Economic Forum, said, “There is no doubt about the fact that both Sears and Macy's, who are anchors in the Northgate mall, have recently announced some corporate threat in terms of their real estate holdings. That would make me a bit nervous.”

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    Economist sees uncertainty, but no immediate Trump disaster

    "We’re in the eighth year of economic recovery but we haven’t seen a boom period, and don’t expect to see that in the next three years. But we’re not seeing a recession either," Robert Eyler told the 450-plus who gathered at the 2017 North State Economic Forecast Conference.

In Marin, $492 million last year was spent on hotel and accommodations, food service, arts, entertainment and recreation and retail sales. Robert Eyler, CEO of the Marin Economic Forum, said this is good news but Marin has some work to do.

Tourists bring big economic benefit to Marin, report finds

May 9, 2016

In Marin, $492 million last year was spent on hotel and accommodations, food service, arts, entertainment and recreation and retail sales. Robert Eyler, CEO of the Marin Economic Forum, said this is good news but Marin has some work to do.

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The financial, retail, and labor markets are key indicators of economic health and trajectory. Dr. Robert Eyler discusses the state of these markets, how the California economy fits into the national and global picture, and what these updates mean for your business.

Robert Eyler Featured Speaker at NELSONtalks Business: Sacramento

April 29, 2016

The financial, retail, and labor markets are key indicators of economic health and trajectory. Dr. Robert Eyler discusses the state of these markets, how the California economy fits into the national and global picture, and what these updates mean for your business.

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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.

Child advocates say higher wages, affordable housing needed

April 28, 2016

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.

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Sonoma State University economics professor Robert Eyler released a private study in December that found an economic benefit when shoppers buy local at Oliver’s Market compared to purchasing national brand products sold at a chain store headquartered outside the county.

Sonoma County’s Go Local expands amid growing pains

April 25, 2016

Sonoma State University economics professor Robert Eyler released a private study in December that found an economic benefit when shoppers buy local at Oliver’s Market compared to purchasing national brand products sold at a chain store headquartered outside the county.

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With recreational marijuana legalization looming, a local economic expert advised Mendocino County business leaders Friday to position the area to become known for “wine, food and weed.” “Because if you don’t, someone else will,” Robert Eyler, economics professor at Sonoma State University and director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis

Wine, waves & weed? Economics expert advises Ukiah to plan for pot tourism

April 18, 2016

With recreational marijuana legalization looming, a local economic expert advised Mendocino County business leaders Friday to position the area to become known for “wine, food and weed.” “Because if you don’t, someone else will,” Robert Eyler, economics professor at Sonoma State University and director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis, told the group gathered at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center April 15 for the 2016 Agriculture Business Coalition Economic Outlook.

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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.

Napa County defers to new state minimum wage law

April 6, 2016

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.

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