SDMAC Partnership

SDMAC Partnership

The Rady School has partnered with the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) to provide research support for SDMAC’s Military Economic Impact Report (MEIR). The MEIR is an independent annual study to comprehensively quantify the impact of defense-related expenditures on the San Diego region’s economy.


Our Partnership with San Diego Military Advisory Council

“At the Rady School, we are committed to our active duty service members and veterans,” says Rady School Dean Lisa Ordóñez. “Our partnership with SDMAC for the MEIR study delivers a vital, independent look at the military’s impact on our local economy. Our faculty and student analysis of the SDMAC data provides clarity to local, state, and national elected officials who use the report to demonstrate the importance of the military on our region.”

Sally Sadoff, an associate professor of economics and strategic management, led the analysis of the data provided by SDMAC, supported by a group of Rady School Full-Time MBA MBA students. The report examines the economic impact of San Diego’s military cluster on jobs, income, direct spending, supply chain, and consumption. The report also provides analysis of military personnel counts and wages and benefits for military branches, reserves, retirees, and the VA.

Learn more about the methodology of the 2020 MEIR here.

See the complete 2020 MEIR here.