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Drones big boost for county economy

As controversy intensifies, SD listening most intently, says Daily Beast

Don Bauder, SAN DIEGO READER

Monday, April 1, 2013

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In an article in the Daily Beast dated March 31, Erik Bruvold of the National University System Institute for Policy Research estimates that the drone business provides 14,000 jobs in the county and generates as much as $2 billion in annual revenue. Drone production comprises more than 12% of Department of Defense contract activity in the county, says Bruvold.