The region encompassing the California-Baja border boasts a ecosystem of diverse industries. Now, U.S. and Mexican researchers are joining forces for a cluster study that examines San Diego County, Imperial County, and the Mexican state of Baja California under a uniform lens, in an effort to show their combined strengths and ultimately help inform public policy for this binational region. The study relies on an econometrics tool known as the input-output matrix, which measures purchases and sales between businesses. An early version of the report is set to be released by year’s end.
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