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San Diego and Tijuana Work Together To Become Global Drone Hub

Albert Sabaté, ABC NEWS/UNIVISION

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Already more than 7,000 jobs in San Diego are dedicated to the unmanned vehicle industry, according to a report by the National University System Institute For Policy Research (NUSIPR). In 2011, $1.28 billion was spent in Southern California on drones – and analysts expect that to double by the end of the decade.

"Clearly these manufacturers are interested not only in unmanned vehicles for military use, but also in the civilian market," said Erik Bruvold, President of NUSIPR and co-author of its report. "They understand that's where there is growth potential."