Beacon Economics

Economist Says More Bay Area Market-Rate Housing Needed, Not A MoratoriumSeveral Bay Area cities are considering a freeze on residential construction except for affordable housing. But at a Bay Area Council forum on the idea, a leading economist said that’s exactly the wrong response to the housing crisis.
Tech Only Accounts For 8 Percent Of San Francisco Private Jobs Despite all the headlines about the surge in technology jobs in San Francisco, on report suggests the tech sector still makes up only a tiny percentage of the city's private jobs.
America’s Cup Report Cuts Projected Bay Area Economic Benefits Nearly In HalfA new report has cut the Bay Area's economic benefits from the America's Cup Race this summer in San Francisco from $1.4 billion down to $780 million.
Field Poll Shows Concern Over State Spending Cuts, Tax PlanThe latest Field Poll shows there’s not a lot of enthusiasm for the state budget signed by Governor Jerry Brown and that there are concerns over the reliance on taxes that may not materialize as well as automatic spending cuts.
San Francisco Home Prices Drop 2.5 Percent In JanuaryPrices in San Francisco dropped 2.5 percent from December to January, the sharpest decline of any of the 20 cities tracked in the report.
San Jose Economic Summit Provides Optimism For Local EconomyWhile the news is anything but rosy around the nation, an economic summit in San Jose on Thursday produced a positive outlook for the Bay Area.
Social Media Boom Fuels Soaring South Bay RentsMore people want to live in San Jose thanks to growth in the technology sector fueled by social media, making the greater San Jose area one of the most expensive rental markets in the Bay Area.