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MILITARY: Region sees huge increase in Pentagon spending

Report Says 2009 County Defense Activity Translates to a More than $30 Billion Impact

Mark Walker, NORTH COUNTY TIMES

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Pentagon spending in San Diego County ballooned to $18.2 billion in fiscal year 2009, a whopping 12.3 percent increase from the previous year.
The ripple effect of those defense dollars translates to an overall economic impact of $30.5 billion, according to a report released Wednesday morning by the San Diego Military Advisory Council.