LOS ANGELES--()--Representatives from the Southern California Leadership Council and the Southwest Defense Alliance are available to discuss the results of a joint study showing the impacts on California of the sequestration mandated cuts.
“The Economic Impact of National Defense Sequestration on the Southwest Region”
Among the findings:
- State will lose 336,000 defense-related jobs and $21 billion in economic output due to the combination of previously mandated defense cuts ($7 billion) and the new sequestration cuts ($4 billion).
- From 2005 through 2009 an average of one million jobs were tied to national defense spending in California – more jobs than in the entire Silicon Valley. Over that period $600 billion in increased economic output was generated plus $12 billion in cumulative state taxes.
For copy of study, “The Economic Impact of National Defense Sequestration on the Southwest Region,” http://socallc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Southwest-Defense-Alliance-2012-Final-Report.pdf
Media sources available for comment:
Governor Pete Wilson and other members of the Southern California Leadership Council
Major General Dennis Kenneally and other members of the Southwest Defense Alliance
To arrange an interview please contact: Karen Diehl, 310.473.8090 or email@example.com