On March 28, Governor Brown and California Legislative leaders announced a historic proposal to increase the California minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. In anticipation of an initiative raising the minimum wage slated for the Fall 2016 ballot, the Center for Business and Policy Research has been working on an assessment of the minimum wage increase on the Northern California Megaregion, and is releasing some preliminary results in response to the news. The Fact Sheet can be found here.
You can find our white paper here which details the methodology and results of the Fact Sheet on the minimum wage effect.
For a sample of a variety of other research briefs and analyses completed by the Center, see the following:
On an ongoing basis, the Center for Business and Policy Research partners with the San Joaquin Council of Governments to produce the Regional Analyst, which are in-depth analyses on a variety of socio-economic issues relevant to San Joaquin County. As such, they are complementary to the briefer Regional Spotlight, which the Center also produces. See the following for an archive of prior Research Analyst and Regional Spotlight reports: