SBE Centers

Regional Economic Analysis

Providing sound economic information for smart business decision making

Our Center for Regional Economic Analysis (CREA) has acted as a place where regional businesses and North Bay municipalities have found common answers to the economic development and public policy questions they share. It provides first-rate research, data, and analysis for local industry and governments.

Explore some of our recent studies and contact director, Rob Eyler, to learn more.

Economic Outlook Conference, February 2014


This year, the theme was the need for collaboration between universities and businesses to create a powerful and lasting workforce for the future.

See Rob Eyler's presentation from the conference (pdf)

Take a look at the topics discussed in the insert (pdf) 

Oliver's Market Study, February 2012


The study examined the economic impacts of using a "go local" strategy concerning business behavior. Oliver's Market data was used for a simple analysis of buying and selling local, with "local" defined as Sonoma County. 

    •  Read the full study (pdf)
    •  See how Oliver's Market is implementing this

Value Chains in North Bay Agriculture, November 2012


This study investigates the way famers build value in their products for dairy, grass-fed beef and grain operations in the North Bay. Agricultural industries also build value in the community through their operations, suppliers, and businesses touched by farm workers and spending.

    • Read the full study (pdf)
View the presentation (pdf)





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