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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.”

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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Forecasting trends for Northern California’s economy

August 12, 2016

Dr. Robert Eyler, Interim Dean of the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University, will forecast growth in food and beverage manufacturing, life sciences and tourism through 2019 at the Aug. 24 luncheon of Sons in Retirement (SIR) Branch #53 at Oakmont’s East Recreation Center.

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Employees of companies that participate in SMART’s “EcoPass” program will receive discounts at a rate tied to the number of annual passes purchased by the companies in advance. “You basically provide discounted pricing in an attempt to get more riders,” said Robert Eyler, director of Sonoma State University’s Regional Center for Economic Analysis.

SMART confronts debate over fares set for North Bay rail service

July 5, 2016

Employees of companies that participate in SMART’s “EcoPass” program will receive discounts at a rate tied to the number of annual passes purchased by the companies in advance. “You basically provide discounted pricing in an attempt to get more riders,” said Robert Eyler, director of Sonoma State University’s Regional Center for Economic Analysis.

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Marin Netflix series shoot brings economic benefits

June 24, 2016

Robert Eyler, chief economist of the Marin Economic Forum, said Marin cities could use the Netflix filming as an opportunity to attract other film shoots.

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