International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Initiative

The San Bernardino County Economic Development Department strategically focuses our efforts on enhancing business growth in the County through the development and implementation of our Strategic International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Initiative. We are dedicated to business growth and recognize that one important approach to enhancing current growth is through improving international trade.

County leads trade mission to South Korea

The county will lead local business leaders on a mission to South Korea in April to expand trade and investment opportunities for the county’s investors.

South Korea is California’s sixth-largest export destination. In 2017, California exported more than $9.6 billion to South Korea, making California the top U.S. exporting state to South Korea.

For more information please press on the PDF below.

South Korea Trade Mission Press Release

South Korea Trade Mission Press Release View PDF

Get Informed

Review more detailed information regarding international trade in San Bernardino County.

World Trade

World Trade View PDF

Wuxi China Delegation Infographic

Wuxi China Delegation Infographic View PDF

Where Investment Works

Where Investment Works View PDF

Exporting Infographic

Exporting Infographic View PDF

Taiwan Infographics

Taiwan Infographics View PDF

South Korea Infographic

South Korea Infographic View PDF

“Being in San Bernardino County allows us to be more competitive due to the cost savings of being in an affordable geographic location.”
Larry Mitchell Jr, Operations Manager, Mitco Industries

Virtual MOU Signing Ceremony with Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority (IFEZ)

Virtual Exchange with Sister City Taoyuan,Taiwan

Top 10 Foreign Owned Enterprises By Source

  1. Japan
  2. Canada
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Mexico
  7. Sweden
  8. China
  9. Australia
  10. Switzerland

Top Five Export Markets In San Bernardino County MSA

  1. Mexico: $1.5B+
  2. Canada: $1.2B+
  3. China: $900M+
  4. Japan: $600M+
  5. Vietnam: $200M+

All Others $5.8B+

“We worked closely with EDA when we were looking for a site. They gave us a lot of numbers and insight on each city. They gave us information on incentives and the square feet of real estate available. When we are ready to expand, we plan to do so right here in this region.”
Frank Wei, General Manager, NUUO US Inc.