Chapter 3: Economy

The Bay Area has experienced unrivaled economic success in recent decades, leveraging the spirit of innovation to reach new heights of growth and prosperity.

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Chapter 3: Economy

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Economic volatility has also characterized the region for centuries, and economic gains and losses have not been felt equally among the Bay Area’s residents in times of boom or bust.

Plan Bay Area 2050’s economic strategies seek to improve Bay Area residents’ economic stability regardless of an unpredictable future and train the next generation of workers and entrepreneurs. This chapter explores strategies to improve economic mobility and shift the location of jobs in order to equitably share prosperity and weather economic downturns.