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December 1, 2023 The Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference that recently concluded was a pivotal event for the Bay Area and San Francisco. With the City in the world spotlight for the first time …

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October 26, 2023 The significance of India technology innovation and capacity has been growing tremendously, with Silicon Valley at the heart of that change. In this video, Sean Randolph, Senior Director of the Institute, recorded …

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September 20, 2023 With the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, most would say that the bank is dead and gone, however, SVB is very much alive and open for business. In this article in …

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The U.S. and India take the next step: Unpacking U.S.-India technology cooperation and Modi summit

September 6, 2023 June’s meeting between U.S. President Biden and India’s Prime Minister Modi advanced the U.S.-India connection to a new level. While the relationship falls short of an actual alliance and India and the …

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Viewpoint: Why the U.S. and Europe Need to Work Together on Technology

August 1, 2023 Europe and the United States are allies, collaborators — and competitors. Today, it is increasingly important that Europe and the United States look beyond competition to align their policies and capabilities around …

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How Connected Are the Bay Area and India?

June 23, 2023 India’s economic ties to the San Francisco/Silicon Bay Area are continuing to grow, led by the dramatic acceleration of India’s digital economy, the maturing and growth of its startup environment and the …

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India Links to Silicon Valley Grow

June 12, 2023 India’s economic ties to the San Francisco/Silicon Bay Area are continuing to grow, led by reform and growth in India, Silicon Valley’s global reach, and geostrategic alignment between India and the US. …

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Bay Area Transit and Traffic Monthly Tracker

Explore the traffic tracker here. Each month, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute compiles data from the region’s 7 state-owned toll bridges, as well as ridership data from BART, Caltrain, Muni, WETA, and the Golden …

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Viewpoint: APEC is Coming

May 16, 2023 As part of the United States’ 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Host Year, San Francisco will host APEC’s Economic Leaders Week and the CEO Summit in November 2023. The meetings will enable …

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Viewpoint: China’s Troubles Present a Moment for North America

April 18, 2023 U.S.-China tensions, supply chain vulnerabilities, reshoring, and other trends present a window of opportunity for North America. In this article in the SF Business Times, Sean Randolph, Senior Director of the Institute, …

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Viewpoint: Rethinking Downtown: Make the City’s Core an Innovation Hub

March 8, 2023 With the City of San Francisco’s recovery lagging behind other major U.S. cities, could an innovation hub in downtown San Francisco be modeled after a Canadian city? In particular, Toronto? In this …