National University System Institute for Policy Research

Recent Revisions of San Diego GDP Shows Uneasy Economic Recovery Lagging
NUSIPR, November 20, 2013 - SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (November 19, 2013) -- While analysis of recently released (and revised) federal figures show San Diego's regional economy has grown the past two years, the recovery remains lackluster. The National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) finds San Diego's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.7 percent in 2012 reaching $177.4 billion. This was the strongest increase of local economic production since 2005 prior to the onset of the 2007-09 recession, but it lags recovery seen in other regions as well as in the state. Continue reading »
San Diego's Sports and Active Lifestyle Industry sets a rapid pace for growth
SAN DIEGO WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP, October 3, 2013 - San Diego Workforce Partnership, October 3, 2013 - A report was released today detailing the impact of San Diego County's sports and active lifestyle (SAL) cluster on the regional economy. Funded by San Diego Workforce Partnership, with assistance from San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and San Diego Sport Innovators, the study found that the economic impact of the region's SAL cluster is equivalent to hosting four Super Bowls annually. Continue reading »
Why is San Diego Housing STILL so Darn Expensive?
NUSIPR, September 19, 2013 - Even after the precipitous decline of home prices from the Great Recession, housing in San Diego remains disproportionately expensive and will stay that way into the foreseeable future. This is the conclusion reached in a new report from the National University System Institute for Policy Research which examines two decades worth of data on the region's housing market and long term trends comparing housing prices with median in income in the region. Continue reading »
Rebounding San Diego International Trade
NUSIPR, April 29, 2013 - International trade has long been a major driver of San Diego's economic prosperity. The value of two-way trade through San Diego grew to more than $56.5 billion in 2012, a 7.2 percent increase over 2011. This new record exceeded previous highs set in 2007 and 2008. Following an 18 percent drop of value in 2009, San Diego's international trade has now rebounded three consecutive years by 27 percent. Adjusted for inflation, the amount in "real" dollars is still not quite the record levels established between 2006 and 2008, but the rebound represents a significant positive development for the regional economy. Mexico continues to dominate international trade accounting for 86 percent of San Diego's total two-way trade. Continue reading »
San Diego Economic Momentum to Slow in 2013
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SYSTEM FOR POLICY RESEARCH, January 18, 2013 - San Diego's economy continues to moderately grow despite multiple challenges along the road. Job creation remains largely subdued as the economy still struggles to mend and expand. Continue reading »

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