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Forecast: UAV production to double by end of decade

Tierney Plumb, SAN DIEGO DAILY TRANSCRIPT

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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The industry's high wages, paired with its relatively clean environmental footprint, is stirring competition among economic development zones.
“It has this double whammy for economic developers they are particularly intrigued by,” said Erik Bruvold, president of the institute.
There are more than a dozen states and regions actively taking steps to lure the UAV researchers and manufacturers away from San Diego through specialized educational programs and financial incentives like cash grants and tax rebates for UAV employers, according to Bruvold.