International Trade & Investment

#1

State for Food & Ag Exports1

5.5M

California Jobs Supported by Trade and Foreign Direct Investment2

International Trade & Investment

California is the fifth largest economy in the world3. It handles over $580 billion in exports and imports4, relies on the skills and talents of 40 million residents5, including 11 million immigrants6, and leverages its leading position in the world to propel the economy forward. California is a leader in the United States for two-way trade, agriculture exports, and foreign direct investment. These numbers translate to millions of jobs across the state.

“California STEP was instrumental in giving California a presence at the Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Shows. Without their support we could not have a presence at this huge show.”

Dwight Bonewell

Grand Napa Vineyards

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Export Assistance

Export Assistance

We provide export assistance via the California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) and work closely with our partners to drive California exports around the world.

Foreign Investment Attraction

Invest in California

California welcomes foreign investment. Services for foreign investors include site selection, logistical assistance, demographic / wage / tax / utility cost data, quality of life facts for workers and families, and networking opportunities.

International Collaboration

International Collaboration

GO-Biz works with groups from around the world and supports agreements between California and foreign local, regional, and federal governments.

Resources and Tools

Resources and Tools

There are a variety of organizations, partners, and video resources to help California exporters and foreign investors thrive. Click below for a list of resources that can help. Refer to Publications for Interagency meeting agendas and minutes and archived international agreements.