Tourism Economy

Recent posts

The Catch-22 of San Diego’s Tourism Economy

San Diego County has seen its most significant job growth since the recession in the last two years, but a big part of that is from part-time or low-paying roles. SANDAG's chief economist says "we're a little bit of a victim of our own success."

Turns Out That Convention Center Tax May Really Be a Tax

Friday, an appellate court ruled that the city of San Diego's clever idea to raise the hotel-room tax, without actually asking voters to approve it, was not legal. And suddenly, the $520 million Convention Center expansion, the largest construction project on the city's docket, was thrown out.

Five Big Briggs Lawsuits

Cory Briggs is the biggest thorn in the side of local politicians because he files more high-profile lawsuits against the city and other local entities than anyone else.

Opinion

Revive the Film Commission

The governments in San Diego should re-examine the benefits that the San Diego Film Commission brought to San Diego in the past and provide funding to again generate the level of economic benefit that the region has realized in the past.