Governor Brown led international trade missions in both 2013 and 2014. In April 2013, Governor Brown and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development led a Trade Mission to China where California announced over $1.8 billion dollars in deals and opened a California foreign trade office in Shanghai – the first in over a decade. In July 2014, Governor Brown led a Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, where he met with Mexican government and business leaders, helped boost bilateral trade and investment opportunities between the two neighbors, and expanded environmental and economic cooperation.
Governor Brown has signed multiple Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s) with other countries in order to encourage economic cooperation and to expand trade and investment. California’s international partners include China, Israel, Mexico, Peru, and Japan.Learn More
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as the State of California's leader for job growth and economic development efforts. GO-Biz partnered with the State's Information Technology Leadership Academy 22 to create the California Business Portal.