The Bay Area Council Economic Institute is the leading think tank on economic and policy issues in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley Bay Area. A forum for engagement and a respected source of fact-based economic analysis, the Institute is a trusted partner and adviser to both business leaders and government officials. Through its economic and policy research and partnerships, it addresses issues impacting the competitiveness, economic development and quality of life of the region and the state, including infrastructure, human capital, globalization, science and technology, and health policy. The Institute is guided by a Board of Trustees drawn from leaders in the corporate, university, government and non-profit sectors.
Given current geopolitical challenges around the world, the Indo-Pacific region will continue to grow in importance for the United States, and so, too, will its relationship with Australia. This report assesses Australia's economic ties to the Bay Area and outlines areas where capabilities, resources, and close alignment will offer stronger opportunities for business and other collaboration in the future.