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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, 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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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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