Fed shutdown an economic bummer?

EconoMeter panel considers the fallout if a shutdown takes place

from San Diego Union Tribune’s EconoMeter panel.

Q: Would a federal government shutdown hurt San Diego’s economy?

Bob’s Answer: YES

A federal government shutdown would close all national parks and would likely have a negative impact on travel due to U.S. Customs and other federal agencies shutting down. San Diego relies on tourism, an industry that produced over $9 billion in economic impact last year alone. The impact would be felt throughout the county and state and a prolonged shutdown would have a serious impact on jobs and consumer spending.

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