Economic Institute Seeks Data and Support for Globalization Index
Signs of the Bay Area’s globalized economy appear every day, indeed our global connections have propped our economy up, when so many others across the U.S. are suffering. Residents get it. In a Council poll last year, a super majority of 88 percent of Bay Area residents felt that “all in all” greater business, personal and cultural connections between the Bay Area and other countries are a good thing, and 74 percent want elected officials to expand global business ties. If ever there was an issue that needs local, regional and state support, it’s expanding trade and Bay Area global links. Unfortunately, we have an economic analysis problem. Global flows of goods, services, money, people and communications are primarily measured nation to nation, not on a regional basis.
The Council’s Economic Institute will issue a groundbreaking report in the next few months detailing the Bay Area’s global role. This report can help shift critical public policy on a local, state and even federal level, but it needs financial support to cross the finish line.
If you are interested in hearing more or sponsoring this important report, contact me at 415-946-8722.