National University System Institute for Policy Research




San Diego 2012 Economic Outlook
December 15, 2011 - San Diego's overall economy is forecast to increase 1.8 percent in 2012, the strongest increase in six years according to the National University System Institute for Policy Research. The outlook, however, is for still sluggish growth characterizing the region's continuing struggle to recover from the nation's deep recession that purportedly ended in 2009. Continue reading »
San Diego's Economic Recovery Continues to Lag
November 21, 2011 - San Diego's economic momentum lags the rest of the nation, according to NUSIPR's analysis of recently released data of metropolitan area gross domestic product (GDP). The San Diego region continues to struggle. Instead of leading the nation in recovery as in former eras, both San Diego and state of California continue to trail the rest of the nation. Continue reading »
Number of San Diego tech start-ups jumps 50% in first half of 2011
November 7, 2011 - CONNECT's newly released Second Quarter 2011 Innovation Report shows the number of San Diego tech start-ups in the first six months of 2011 was up almost 50% over the same period last year. New data shows that 146 new tech companies were started in the San Diego region in the first half of 2011 compared to 99 in the first six months of 2010. Continue reading »
San Diego High-Tech Economy Responsible for 3 out of Every 10 Jobs in the Region
October 12, 2011 - According to a new analysis of the tech economy by the National University System Institute for Policy Research, high-tech industries in San Diego account for and sustain three out of every ten jobs in the region. San Diego technology employers numbered 6,023 as of 2010 and employ 138,800 workers. These jobs generate and induce another 224,200 jobs in the region, thus sustaining 29.3 percent of all San Diego payroll employment. Continue reading »
The Cost of Project Labor Agreements
July 25, 2011 SAN DIEGO - New Groundbreaking Study Reveals "Project Labor Agreements" (PLAs) Increase School Construction Costs by 13 to 15 Percent in California School projects built under these contracts cost $28.90 to $32.49 more per square foot Continue reading »