National University System Institute for Policy Research




Impact of Fiscal Cliff on Local CRE Markets (December 2012)
CASSIDY TURLEY/COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES, December 2012 - Should the fiscal cliff be allowed to occur, 23 out of the 30 metros tracked will experience at least a mild recession at some point in 2013. Continue reading »
CONNECT Innovation Report, 3Q 2012 (November 2012)
The CONNECT Innovation Report (CIR) is commissioned by CONNECT on a quarterly basis and provides an economic indicator of the strength and impact of the innovation economy. The CONNECT Innovation Report tracks the health of the San Diego innovation economy by comparing data year-on-year and quarter-to-quarter, providing a comparison across tech industry clusters to selected regions and monitoring availability of various types of capital. The data helps policymakers and trade organizations plan and advocate effectively for our innovation economy including availability of visas and workforce training for talent in high growth clusters, building an attractive environment for capital investment, allocation of grant funding, reform of the patent system, and zoning. Continue reading »
San Diego Innovation Economy Leads Nation (October 2012)
CONNECT, October 2, 2012 - CONNECT's latest First Quarter 2012 Innovation Report shows San Diego's overall economy is forecast to increase 2.2 percent in 2012, the strongest increase in six years according to the National University System Institute for Policy Research. The outlook, however, is for still sluggish growth characterizing the region's continuing struggle to recover from the nation's deep recession that purportedly ended in 2009. San Diego added 36,000 in 2010 and 2011. Another 21,000 are forecast to be added in 2012, reaching just over half-way to full recovery in job numbers. Continue reading »
Public Sector Spending on San Diego Homeless Veterans (February 2012)
SAN DIEGO – The National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) released a new report today that estimates that on any given night, there are between 1,700 to 2,000 veterans in San Diego County that are either living on the streets or in temporary shelters. This estimate is consistent with past studies that show that there is still significant work to be done to meet the federal government's goals of ending veteran homelessness by 2015. Continue reading »
CONNECT Q3 2011 Innovation Report (February 2012)
February 2, 2012 - CONNECT's newly released Third Quarter 2011 Innovation Report shows the dynamism of San Diego's innovation economy in new tech company creation, patent activity growth and attraction of federal research grant dollars in the third quarter of 2011. In the Report, VC funding shows an increasing move to early stage San Diego companies. The Report shows that 91 technology start-ups were established, compared to 76 in the previous quarter, an increase of 20 percent. In all, 237 new tech companies were established in the first three quarters of 2011. These ventures translate into 200 new jobs in the third quarter and 500 for the first nine months of 2011. Throughout California, tech start-ups created more than 1,690 jobs in the third quarter and 4,300 for the first three quarters. Continue reading »

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