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.
Trade is indispensable to fostering greater levels of global economic development. As the OECD has written, “No country has lifted itself out of poverty without international trade.” This category consolidates GTIPA-member reports assessing the intersection of trade and economic development.