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Product-Production Here Worth 94,000 Jobs, $17.2 Billion

Chris Jennewein, TIMES OF SAN DIEGO

Thursday, October 2, 2014

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“Manufacturing remains a vitally important part of the San Diego economy,” said Erik Bruvold, president of the National University System Institute for Policy Research and author of the report. Over all, the sector is responsible for $17.2 billion annually.
“Given its contribution of nearly $1 in $10 to the region’s gross domestic product and the dramatic growth of productivity since 2007, it isn’t surprising that the most common professions in this area demand high levels of education,” he said. “This isn’t your grandparents manufacturing sector but rather an assortment of industries which place a high premium on skills and sophisticated levels of training.”