International trade and investment has become a critical component for California’s economic growth. In 2013, the International Trade Administration ranked California as one of the top exporter states in the U.S., with an estimated value of $168.1 billion. California also leads the nation in attracting foreign direct investment.
The City of Temecula is in the proper position to benefit from a foreign affairs program. The City plans to increase our relations with foreign countries so that the economy can benefit from foreign trade and investment. We plan to utilize our partnerships with the Riverside County Office of Foreign Trade, the San Diego Foreign Trade Zone, Visit Temecula Valley, and our Sister Cities program to develop our foreign affairs program strategy (PDF).