National University System Institute for Policy Research




North County Craft Brew Report (August 2014)
Since 2010, craft brewing in San Diego has soared, creating hundreds of new jobs and fostering millions of dollars in new investment. As a region, North County has benefited from this investment. However, it is unclear what factors are driving growth in North County and what factors are hindering greater opportunity. To explore these questions, National University System Institute for Policy Research, in partnership with the San Diego North Economic Development Council, used business records and survey data to measure how North County is participating in the business of craft brewing. Continue reading »
Economic Impact of Endurance Events (August 2014)
SAN DIEGO - Participatory endurance events such as marathons, open water swims, and triathlons have a significant economic impact in San Diego County. That is the conclusion of a new report published today by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR), a regional think tank based in Torrey Pines. Continue reading »
Historically Low Household Formation Stymies San Diego's Residential Building Recovery
June 12, 2014 - Residential construction and development have long been important parts of San Diego's economy. At the height of the most recent boom, more than 90,000 workers were employed in construction and over 84,000 were employed in the finance, insurance, and real estate (FIRE) sector. Although adding about 13,000 jobs over the past four years, as of April 2014 local construction jobs number only 64,200 and among FIRE sectors 66,800. While there have been signs that this part of the economy is starting to recover, low rates of household formation are likely to dampen new residential construction and place an upward lid on new housing demand. For this to happen the economic recovery must accelerate in ways that positively impact the employment and earning power of young adults. Unless that occurs, household formation is likely to lag historic norms and the housing market will remain stuck in second gear. Continue reading »
June 2014 Election Analysis (June 2014)
SAN DIEGO - On the eve of Election Day, the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) projects unusually low voter turnout in San Diego County. Using election data from the Registrar of Voters, NUSIPR evaluated the absentee ballots received for the June 3rd gubernatorial primary election. Continue reading »
San Diego Low Wage Workforce Analysis (May 2014)
SAN DIEGO – Low wage earners in the City of San Diego are not a monolithic group, and in fact have many important socio-economic differences that should be acknowledged in the public debate over raising the minimum wage. That is the conclusion of a new report published by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR), a regional economic think tank based in San Diego. Continue reading »

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