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Defense Growing Sector Of San Diego Economy

Alison St John, Pat Finn, KPBS RADIO

Friday, April 22, 2011

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San Diego is increasingly dependent on the military to keep its economy afloat. A new report out this week shows about a quarter of the jobs in the region are related to Department of Defense spending.
It should be said that the report was commissioned by the San Diego military advisory council, an industry group that works to promote military interests in San Diego.
We're going to talk about the expansion, and whether San Diego can rely on this source of revenue at a time when military budget cuts are being discussed in Washington.