The Milken Institute California Center is dedicated to identifying solutions to strengthen California’s role as a global incubator for innovation in policy, technology, and business. Although one of the world’s largest economies, California faces persistent challenges in affordable housing, infrastructure investment, and the future of work. We conduct research and develop programs that tackle these challenges with sustainable solutions, providing changemakers with the tools to fuel innovation and growth.
California by the Numbers
California is the fifth largest economy in the world
Of the Fortune 500 companies in 2018, 49 are headquartered in the Golden State
California's population is expected to exceed 40 million in 2019
Rebuilding California's Trade Policy Infrastructure
Over the past 15 years, California’s state government has not shown a level of commitment to trade commensurate with its impact on the state economy. California can and should be doing more to defend its position as a top exporter.Read Report