The San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego’s Economy Was Rocked in ’20. But Could it Have Been Worse?

San Diego County’s first pandemic year cost the economy up to $10 billion.

Unemployment hit levels not seen in generations and the tourism industry, one of the region’s biggest employers, was decimated.

But, a new report on 2020 from the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, uses data to point out it could have been much worse. Aggressive spending by the federal government meant some of the poorest residents — while not all — were able to stay afloat.

View full article in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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