Berkeley Planning Journal
The Economic Impacts of the Loma Prieta Earthquake: A Focus on Small Business
- Author(s): Kroll, Cynthia
- Landis, John
- Shen, Qing
- Stryker, Sean
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/BP35113132
This paper identifies the impacts of the Lorna Prieta earthquake on the economy of the San Francisco Bay Area as a whole and specifically for small businesses. Findings are based on an analysis of published agrg egate economic data and a survey of small businesses in two cities. The paper finds that the economy showed a great deal of resistence, and concludes by outlining three lessons for future disaster planning in all areas prone to natural disasters.