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Will defense gains offset budget cuts to science, technology in San Diego?

Carl Prine, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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Warships are docked along San Diego Naval Base.Warships are docked along San Diego Naval Base. (K.C. Alfred / Union-Tribune)

“We’re not quite as boom or bust as we were before, but (the military-defense complex) is still a huge part of our economy,” said economist Kelly Cunningham with the National University System.

"The one detail that the president is really planning on is a $54 billion increase in defense spending. That’s pretty key for San Diego. We still have the most military personnel based here in the nation and any increase there is going to help, as far as dollars flowing into San Diego.”