National University System Institute for Policy Research




San Diego: Energy, the Economy, and the Call for Pause
NUSIPR, March 18, 2015 - This paper compares San Diego's energy prices with those of competing regions and identifies how further price increases will harm the region's economic competitiveness. Continue reading »
CONNECT Innovation Report 1H2014
CONNECT, February 23, 2015 - The CONNECT Innovation Report tracks the health of San Diego's innovation economy by comparing economic data from the past year or half year and monitoring the various types of capital investments in the region. Continue reading »
CONNECT INNOVATION REPORT 2013 Summary
CONNECT, October 1, 2014 - The CONNECT Innovation Report provides an overview 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 over year and quarter-to-quarter, providing a comparison across tech industry clusters of selected regions and monitoring the availability of various types of capital. This report helps policymakers and trade organizations plan and advocate effectively for San Diego's 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. The report also highlights San Diego as a world leader in innovation with world-class research, leadership and management talent. Continue reading »
Cyber Security in San Diego: An Economic Impact and Industry Assessment
SAN DIEGO REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, March 20, 2014 - This report seeks to catalog San Diego's strengths and assets as a region poised to benefit from the increase in cybersecurity investment. It also seeks to answer the following questions: 1) How big is the cybersecurity industry in San Diego County (how many firms, how many jobs) and what is its overall economic impact on the region? 2) What is the industry outlook, and what are the perceived challenges and perceived benefits of doing business in San Diego? 3) What economic development strategies could the region adopt to grow this industry? Continue reading »
CONNECT Innovaton Report First Half 2013
CONNECT, January 2014 - 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 »

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