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TOURISM: Region's Craft Beers Can Be Even Bigger Tourism Draw

Lou Hirsh, SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Monday, October 14, 2013

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The region has assets in place to make craft beer a significant factor in local tourism, said Vince Vasquez, policy analyst at the National University System who authored the beer impact report. Local breweries support more than 1,500 regional jobs — about a third in breweries, with the rest in brewpubs — and hold promise for boosting good-paying manufacturing jobs.

“You want the kinds of industries locally that pay wages that can help people pay for a house or raise a family,” Vasquez said.