International trade and investment have become a critical component for California’s economic growth and engine for creating jobs – In 2014, goods exports accounted for 7.9 percent of California’s Gross Domestic Product.  Further, international trade supported 4.4 million California jobs, and foreign-owned companies employed over 602,800 workers in California.  

With over 95 percent of the world’s population and 80% of the world’s purchasing power outside of the United States, the state needs to develop a policy and strategy to expand international trade and investment that is appropriate for California’s position as the world’s 7th largest economy.

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Contact us at:

International Affairs and Business Development

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
1325 J Street, 18th Floor | Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 322-0694 | Twitter: @CAGoBiz

gobiz.intltrade@gov.ca.gov 



California International Trade Reports