SAN DIEGO – Craft breweries and brewpubs in San Diego generated a $299.5 million economic impact in 2011, according to a new study published today by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR).
Craft brewing has been one of San Diego’s fastest growing business sectors. Since 2011, the total number of craft breweries in the region has more than doubled. While San Diego has attracted wide public interest and industry acclaim for its craft beer, little is known about its impact on the economy. To further study this issue, the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) evaluated industry labor data and measured its economic effects within the region.
“San Diego’s craft brewing industry is a major economic driver in the region,” remarked NUSIPR Senior Policy Analyst Vince Vasquez, whom authored the study. “That said, more partnerships and investment will be needed to advance industry development long-term. Competitor markets are also experiencing similar growth and interest in new brewpubs and breweries.”
The full version of the craft brewing study can be found at the NUSIPR website.
About the National University System Institute for Policy Research
Based in San Diego, the National University System Institute for Policy Research, (NUSIPR) is a non-partisan organization that formulates and promotes high quality economic, policy, and public opinion research so as to improve the quality of life enjoyed by the region’s citizens.
Information obtained via press release