National University System Institute for Policy Research




San Diego Sports & Active Lifestyle Industry (October 2013)
October 4, 2013 - With more than 1,200 businesses representing approximately 23,000 employees, the industry's presence on the regional economy adds $2.24 billion in economic activity annually. From 2012-2013, the employment in the sports and active lifestyle cluster outpaced that of the entire county, growing 3-5 percent in the SAL cluster, compared to 1-2 percent growth in San Diego County. Overall, the industry accounted for 1.3 percent of the region's economy in 2011. Continue reading »
Economic Impact of Summer Visitors (May 2013)
May 23, 2013 - Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer, San Diego's busiest tourism season. Millions of people will make at least one trip to a local beach and hotel occupancy rates will spike. Continue reading »
Surveying Californians on Prop. 30 Tax Increases (May 2013)
May 14, 2013 - The National University System Institute for Policy Research examines the results of a March 2013 survey of residents in affluent California communities and their reaction to tax increases passed under Proposition 30 in November 2012. Continue reading »
The San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard (January 2013)
EQUINOX CENTER, January 2013 - Regional Quality of Life Dashboard Measuring what Matters: the San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard Continue reading »
The Economic Impact of Qualcomm (January 2013)
January 11, 2013 - A report released today detailed the impact of Qualcomm —San Diego County's largest private employer—on the regional economy. The mobile giant's presence in the regional economy adds $4.53 billion in economic activity annually, equal to about three percent of the county's Gross Regional Product (GRP) in 2010. Every dollar generated directly by the company equates to nearly $2 of economic activity in the region, making the yearly economic impact of Qualcomm equivalent to one and half 2012 London Olympic Games. Continue reading »

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