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Report: Craft Beer Generates $600 Million for Region's Economy

Lou Hirsh, SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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“San Diego’s craft breweries have made significant inroads in the marketplace, and that’s good for the regional economy,” said the report’s author, Vince Vasquez, a senior policy analyst with the policy research institute.
To foster further industry development, Vasquez said, local elected officials and business leaders should build more working relationships with breweries and brewpubs.
“Long-term, industry issues that will need to be addressed on the local level include water usage and land use policy,” Vasquez said.