USD releases report on California-Baja economy


SAN DIEGO (CNS) — The University of San Diego Monday released a report highlighting the economic benefits of the California-Baja (Mexico) region.

Released by the USD Ahlers Center for International Business, the report focuses on California and Baja California as the largest integrated economic zone along the U.S.-Mexico border.

With its regional gross domestic project of almost $250 billion, “`CaliBaja’ is home to diverse industries, including some with powerful manufacturing capabilities that drive cross-border economic activity and create jobs in both the United States and Mexico,” the report stated.

The report’s key takeaways include:

  • A total of 30,932 higher-education degrees were conferred in San Diego County and 18,800 were conferred in Baja California in 2018, with 32% and 38% awarded in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, respectively;
  • The region’s manufacturing strengths helped CaliBaja weather the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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