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San Diego's 10 fastest growing industries

OUR CITY SAN DIEGO

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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3. Cyber security
“There is a robust demand for cyber security solutions,” according to a 2014 report by the National University System Institute for Policy Research. “The U.S. military has significant cyber security assets in San Diego, and the Department of Defense recently proposed a five-year cyber security budget of more than $23 billion.”

6. Craft Beer
A recent report by the National University System Institute for Policy Research noted the rapid ascent: “The industry’s economic value to the region has doubled in the last three years, from an estimated $300 million ($299.5) in 2011 to $600 million ($599.4) in 2014. This surpasses the estimated economic impact of the 2015 Super Bowl to the Arizona state economy ($500 million).”
And it's not showing signs of slowing: “The number of breweries and brewpubs has more than doubled,” the report said. “At the end of 2014, there were 97 breweries and brewpubs in San Diego County, a 165% increase from 2011’s tally (37).”