Trade in the Bay Area: Investment and Global Financial Flows,

December 1, 2014

This report finds that the Bay Area and its companies are intimately linked into global trade and investment flows and that the revenues of Bay Area companies increasingly are generated from global marketplaces. The Bay Area is the fourth-largest exporting region in the United States and the extent of the Bay Area’s technology exports were expected to increase by almost 20 percent from 2014 to 2016. Technology led the region’s global exports and accounted for almost 50 percent of Bay Area exports in 2013.