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California Competitiveness Report


– The economy of California is the largest in the country, with a $3.598 trillion (GSP) as of 2022.
– It is the largest subnational economy in the world.
– If California were a sovereign nation, it would rank in terms of nominal GDP as the world’s fifth-largest economy, behind Germany and ahead of India.

Well-Being in Rural California 2023

Well-Being in Rural California 2023 paints a picture of well-being and access to opportunity across race, place, and gender in rural California today. Using the American Human Development Index (HDI), this report presents how residents in rural California are doing on three key dimensions of well-being—a long and healthy life, access to knowledge, and a decent standard of living. Broken down by race and ethnicity, by gender, and by census tract, the index shows how communities are faring relative to one another and to the state and country as a whole. The report found that stark variation exists by place and by demographic group—resulting in significant inequalities across rural areas.

State of Diverse Businesses in California

The California African American, Asian Pacific, and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce have partnered with Beacon Economics and the California Office of the Small Business Advocate to develop an annual report to share insights on the economic, fiscal, and social impact of the state’s diverse small business community.

Entrepreneurship in 2020: California Snapshot

Entrepreneurship is important for job creation, innovation, and the economy. This brief provides a snapshot of various indicators related to early-stage entrepreneurial activity in California. Kauffman

2021 Small Business Profile : California

Advocacy’s annual State Profiles provide a snapshot of each state’s small businesses. The profiles gather the latest federal economic data into state-by-state snapshots of small business health and economic activity. This year’s profiles focus on state small business dynamics and employment. They answer questions like: How many small businesses are in my state? How many people do small businesses

2022 Otis College Report on the Creative Economy

The 2022 Otis College Report on the Creative Economy is part of an ongoing research project, first commissioned in 2007, to better understand the size, growth, structure, and character of the creative economy in California, with an emphasis on Los Angeles County CVL Economics

State of Entrepreneurship Report

The report includes Inland Empire key statistics and trends in entrepreneurship, an inventory and assessment of the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and direct insight from over 1,000 entrepreneurs in the region. The report aims to give a voice to the experiences of local entrepreneurs so their needs may be taken into consideration by local policy makers

California Communities’ Broadband Needs and the Role of Financial Institutions

For this report, the California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) analyzed findings from multiple surveys of our varied constituents. First, we conducted a survey of 13 large national banks about their investments in broadband access and adoption initiatives. Second, in partnership with The Greenlining Institute, we conducted an annual survey of our members, who are local organizations

Equitable Economic Development across California

In its report, the Commission calls on state government to do more to facilitate inclusive regional economic development, including by directing resources to regions that need them the most, investing in regional capacity, aligning funding and state programs to support regional development strategies, and ensuring that regions balance the goals of growth and inclusion.