Economic Impact Report, September 2008

The University of California, San Diego is an economic engine that is driving the technological future of the region. Founded less than 50 years ago, UC San Diego is one of the nation’s most accomplished research universities, widely acknowledged for its local impact, national influence and global reach. The university contracted with CBRE Consulting Inc. to conduct a study to demonstrate with measurable data the economic impact of the campus on local, regional and state levels. This report details how UC San Diego’s economic impact and benefits improve the quality of life of residents in San Diego, the State of California and individuals throughout the world.

“UC San Diego is a university that makes a difference. We’ve seen how our research, our faculty, our disease and drug therapies have changed lives and now we have numerical data to support the real life impact.”

Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor