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San Diego Trade Show Shines Light On Shrinking Defense Budgets

Erik Anderson, KPBS

Monday, February 4, 2013

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"About one fifth to one quarter of the economy in San Diego County is either directly or indirectly tied to the Pentagon," said Erik Bruvold, President of the National University System Institute for Policy Research.
Defense spending, he said, totaled $23.7 billion in the region last year. Taking a $1.7 billion bite out of that pie could derail the region's tepid economic recovery, according to Bruvold's analysis.