Sonoma County leads the state in job growth right now, but will need to make adjustments as much of the current labor force turns toward retirement.
Looking at the national economy as a whole, Nickelsburg explains that consumer purchases account for more than two-thirds of all spending. But for most Americans, that spending remains curtailed.
The graphic below details the potential for large numbers of retirments across key sectors of the local economy. Illustrations courtesy Sonoma Countey Ecoomic Development Board.