The Economic Institute is the leading think tank focused on the most critical economic and policy issues facing the nine-county Bay Area region.

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Through its economic and policy research and its many partnerships, the Institute addresses major factors impacting the competitiveness, economic development and quality of life of the region and the state, including infrastructure, globalization, science and technology, and health policy. It is guided by a Board of Trustees drawn from influential leaders in the corporate, academic, non-profit, and government sectors.

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Sean Randolph on China in the SF Business Times

Published March 8, 2018 – China today is no longer just copying Western technology, but piecing together its own innovation system. With its expanding economy and a stronger role by government, the new technology strategy …

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