SJCOG’s relationship with Center for Business and Policy Research (CBPR) at UOP is a longstanding one, going back to when they were founded in 2004 (originally named the Business Forecasting Center). The original intent of CBPR was to involve other local agencies in San Joaquin County in regional economic development activities. They have grown substantially since then and have greatly enhanced their analytical skills and capabilities and now release quarterly reports for our region as well as a myriad of other data.
In 2017, SJCOG, along with CBPR, launched the Speaker Series. The purpose of these events is to bring together experts in different fields to discuss topics important to the region, such as housing affordability, healthy communities, and jobs and economy. These presentations brought conversations about migration and commuting patterns in relation to income and housing costs in San Joaquin County as well as housing affordability. If you would like review past presentations please see tabs below.