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S.D.-area trade is topped by many other metro areas

County Missing Out on Important Exports

Dean Calbreath, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Kelly Cunningham, economist with National University’s Institute for Policy Research, said the numbers aren’t necessarily as bad as they look. One reason the county derives a relatively low proportion of its economic growth from exports, he said, is that it has much higher than average contributions from the military and tourism.