Research Products

Understanding our economy begins with strong data. San Diego Regional EDC performs comprehensive research to inform policy makers and the public on key industries, as well as San Diego’s opportunities for growth. Check out some of our research products below.

Our research products are organized into three categories.

  • Industry Studies: Deep dives on specific industries in San Diego, from genomics to cybersecurity and more
  • Economic Impact Studies: Specific in-depth analysis of a company or industry in San Diego
  • Economic Intelligence: Reoccurring research releases including the economic pulse (monthly employment data) and economic snapshot (a quarterly comparison of San Diego to other metros) as well as periodic data on issues that impact our economy such as housing affordability and trade

Research Studies

Economy in crisis: Closer look at August employment report reveals troubling trend

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Economic Pulse: September 2020

  • Economic Intelligence

Economy in crisis: Local housing market stays hot, unaffordable despite COVID

  • Economic Intelligence

Economy in crisis: SD tourism holds up, but the recovery remains uneven

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Economic Pulse: August 2020

  • Economic Intelligence

Economy in crisis: Fresh thinking on career advancement is needed

  • Economic Intelligence

Economy in crisis: July jobs report likely to be overhyped

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Economic Pulse: July 2020

  • Economic Intelligence

Economy in crisis: Another round of uncertainty

  • Economic Intelligence

COVID-19 Survey Results: Anticipated impacts become reality, minority owned businesses hit hard, and workspace changes will continue

  • Economic Intelligence

Economy in Crisis: Retail likely to rebound in June

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Economic Pulse: June 2020

  • Economic Intelligence

Economy in crisis: SD jobs report for May might not be as bad as initially feared

  • Economic Intelligence

Economy in crisis: More disappointing numbers to come, but the worst is likely behind us

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Economic Pulse: May 2020

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Economic Pulse: April 2020

  • Economic Intelligence

COVID-19 Survey Results: Revenue impacts continue, but most firms favor temporary shutdowns over permanent closures

  • Economic Intelligence

COVID-19 Survey Results: Impacts are vast, amidst signs of resiliency

  • Economic Intelligence

COVID-19 Survey Results: Immediate impacts are concentrated, severe, and hit small business & low wage workers hardest

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Economic Pulse: February 2020

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Quarterly Economic Snapshot – Q4 2019

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Economic Pulse: January 2020

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Quarterly Economic Snapshot – Q3 2019

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Economic Pulse: November 2019

  • Economic Intelligence

Future of Growth in San Diego: The Economic Case for Inclusion

  • Economic Intelligence

EDC research team composes Promise Zone Equitable Plan

  • Economic Intelligence

Study: Addressing San Diego’s Affordability Crisis

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego Economic Pulse – September 2019

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego Economic Pulse – August 2019

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Economic Pulse – July 2019

  • Economic Intelligence

Study: Qualcomm’s Contribution to San Diego’s Economy

  • Economic Impact Studies

Cybersecurity in the San Diego region

  • Economic Impact Studies
  • Industry Studies

The Small Business Ecosystem Along the 78 Corridor

  • Economic Intelligence

An In-Depth Look at San Diego’s Small Business Ecosystem

  • Economic Intelligence

San Diego’s Precision Health Ecosystem

  • Economic Impact Studies
  • Industry Studies

Trade and Competitiveness in North America: A Focus on the Cali Baja Mega-Region

  • Economic Intelligence

The Importance of Water Reliability to San Diego’s Economy

  • Economic Impact Studies
  • Industry Studies

Study: Mapping San Diego’s Defense Ecosystem

  • Industry Studies

Cracking the Code: The Economic Impact of San Diego’s Genomics Industry

  • Economic Impact Studies
  • Industry Studies