The Bay Area's Booms And Busts

Though long-term market fundamentals in the Bay Area are strong despite the current downturn, the region faces a number of challenges that could constrain growth.
September 30, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"After growing at a breakneck pace during the late 1990s and 2000, the San Francisco Bay Area economy has been mired in a deep recession for more than two years. Job losses in the hundreds of thousands wiped out all the gains of recent years and returned the region’s employment base to its 1997 level. The pace of job losses is slowing, but employment in both the San Francisco and San Jose metropolitan areas will continue to slide through the end of 2003, according to Rosen Consulting Group, a Berkeley, California– based real estate and economics research and consulting firm. Oakland is faring better, posting slight job growth this year after losing jobs during 2001 and most of 2002."

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Published on Sunday, September 28, 2003 in Urban Land Magazine
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