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MILITARY: Defense continues to shore up local economy

Mark Walker, NORTH COUNTY TIMES

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Kelly Cunningham, an economist with the National University System Institute for Policy Research in La Jolla, has prepared similar reports in previous years and suggested the overall defense spending in the region may be slightly higher than what the report suggests.
He agrees the outlook for at least the next couple of years remains bright.
"I would really think we won't see any big reductions," he said. "It looks fairly positive that San Diego will do fine and could do better as the Pacific Rim focus comes about."