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.
This report assesses the Bay Area’s economic and business ties with Southeast Asia. It focuses in particular on Singapore, which offers a unique platform for business in Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific area, and where many Bay Area companies have established major regional operations. In doing so, it looks at the distinctive synergies between the Bay Area and Singapore around technology, innovation, urban development, and other fields where priorities and capacities align.