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S.D. Gets 'Crafty' In Drawing Tourists

TOURISM: Beer Week, Other Similar Events Bring Visitors

Lou Hirsh, SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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"It's become a tourism magnet for the region," said Vince Vasquez, senior policy analyst at National University System Institute for Policy Research in San Diego. "Something like Beer Week doesn't have to compete with other activities that might be happening locally in the summer."

Vasquez, who compiles an annual report on the craft beer industry's regional economic impact--$600 million in 2014--said San Diego County as of Oct. 21 had 114 licensed brewing facilities, with more in planning and approval stages.