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Pentagon Spending Shelters Regional Economy From Recession

DEFENSE: Military to Pump $17.3B Into County in 2010, Report States

Brad Graves, SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Monday, April 26, 2010

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The construction reflects the increased emphasis the U.S. military is putting on the Pacific Rim, says Kelly Cunningham, economist with the National University System Institute for Policy Research. “Our economy would have been much worse off if the military had not been here and in expansion mode,” Cunningham said. “The military has been saving San Diego’s economy — certainly bolstering it at a time we need it.”