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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."

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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Robert Eyler, chief economist for the Marin Economic Forum, said, “It’s good to see entrepreneurial activity coming from the high schools.”

Novato High School class helps students convert ideas into stuff — and maybe cash

May 27, 2016

Robert Eyler, chief economist for the Marin Economic Forum, said, “It’s good to see entrepreneurial activity coming from the high schools.”

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The Marin Economic Forum was feted by Marin County supervisors this week for its role in stimulating the growth of local life science businesses in recent years

Marin Economic Forum credited with growth of biotech in Marin

May 23, 2016

Robert Eyler, the forum’s chief economist and its former director, said during the upcoming BioCom 2016 conference in San Francisco from June 6 to June 9 about 100 attendees will visit the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. The conference, which will be held at the Moscone Center, is sponsored by the California Life Science Alliance and annually attracts participants from more than three dozen countries.

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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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