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Economic Research Bureau Records, 1927-2000 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Economic Research Bureau Records, 1927-2000Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1960-1990

Primary Creator: Economic Research Bureau (1952-)

Extent: 13.4 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

I: Administrative Files, 1927-2000

            1: Boards, Committees, Councils

            2: Office Files

            3: Reports

II: Topical Files, 1931-1999

            1. Business

            2. Climatological Data

            3. Demographics, Population, and Labor

            4. Economic Research and Development

            5. Health Sciences

            6. Housing and Building

            7. Oceans

            8. San Diego

            9. Transportation

            10. U.S.-Mexico International Border

III: Publications, 1965-1997

            1. Newsletters and Bulletins

            2. Directories

            3. General Publications

IV: Artifacts/Memorabilia, 1969-1992

Date Acquired: 00/00/2002. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Economic development--California--San Diego County--History--20th century--Sources, Mexican-American Border Region, Mexican-American Border Region--Economic conditions--Sources, San Diego Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Economic Research Bureau., San Diego County (Calif.)--Commerce--History--20th century--Sources, San Diego County (Calif.)--Economic conditions--Sources, San Diego County (Calif.)--Social conditions--Sources

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Economic Research Bureau Records (1927-2000) document the operations of the Economic Research Bureau, established as a branch of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, to conduct research and publish reports & directories related to the economic development and corporate investment in the San Diego-area economy. The collection consists of reports, publications, newsletters, photographs, and correspondence & memos.  Of special interest in the collection are the 1966 study, San Diego Economic Development Research Program, and the subsequent 1969-1970 update; the 1997 Bootstrap Marketing Plan and Executive Summary; and a series of reports on the Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP) from 1977-1980.

The collection is arranged in four series: Administrative Files, Topical Files, Publications, and Artifacts and Memorabilia.

The Administrative Files (1927-2000) series are arranged in three sub-series: Boards, Committees and Councils, Office Files, and Reports.  The Boards, Committees, and Councils files include meeting minutes from the various administrative groups, including the ERB’s Executive Committee and the Research Committee/Council. The Office Files include general administrative files, arranged alphabetically by topic. The Reports sub-series includes periodic reports by the Chamber of Commerce and the ERB.

The Topical Files (1931-1999) series are arranged in ten topical sub-series: Business, Climatological Data, Demographics, Population and Labor, Economic Research and Development, Health Sciences, Housing and Building, Oceans, San Diego, Transportation, U.S.-Mexico International Border.  Each sub-series consists of files and published reports on the economic development of San Diego. Each sub-series is arranged alphabetically.

The Publications (1965-1997) series are arranged in three sub-series: Newsletters and Bulletins, including the ERB’s Economic Bulletin newsletter; Directories , including various directories published by the ERB and Chamber of Commerce; and General Publications, which includes San Diego-area promotional guides for tourists.

The Artifacts and Memorabilia (1969-1992) series includes several artifacts related to the ERB and San Diego-area special events.

Biographical Note

In 1870 a small group of men led by Alonzo E. Horton (1813-1909) met and formed a group that would eventually become the San Diego Chamber of Commerce. When the group originated, its primary focus was the development of San Diego with particular emphasis on the arrival of railroads to the vicinity. In the following years the Chamber also focused its attention on gaining access to drinking water and encouraging the development of military bases. By 1909 the Chamber had helped to create Balboa Park and was the driving force behind the Panama California Exposition held in 1915-16. Over the years the Chamber of Commerce has become more active in the development of San Diego.

In 1952 the Chamber expanded with the development of its Economic Research Bureau (ERB). The purpose behind its development was to analyze the research and research economic trends of the city and county of San Diego. The information collected by the ERB is open to members of the community as well as those in government offices. The ERB publishes a monthly newsletter titled "Economic Bulletin," which contains the most recent economic data related to the San Diego regin.

Subject/Index Terms

Economic development--California--San Diego County--History--20th century--Sources
Mexican-American Border Region
Mexican-American Border Region--Economic conditions--Sources
San Diego Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Economic Research Bureau.
San Diego County (Calif.)--Commerce--History--20th century--Sources
San Diego County (Calif.)--Economic conditions--Sources
San Diego County (Calif.)--Social conditions--Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 2002, 2004.

Alternate Extent Statement: 30 boxes

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: San Diego Chamber of Commerce

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Related Materials:

San Diego Chamber of Commerce Records

San Diego Junior Chamber of Commerce Records

Related Publications:

Grant, Michael. San Diego Tapestry, Memphis Tenn.: Tower Pub., 1992. Special Collections: F 869 .S22 G717 1992 fo

Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Business Referral Directory, San Diego, CA: Hart Enterprises, Inc., 1982-1998. Special Collections: HF 3161 .C2 S3

San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Business Directory of San Diego County, San Diego Calif.: San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1966-1972. Special Collections: HF 3161 .C2 S3

San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Business Directory, San Diego Calif.: San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1975-1980. Special Collections: HF 3161 .C2 S3

San Diego Chamber of Commerce. San Diego Business, San Diego, Calif.: San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1925-1927. Special Collections: HF 296 .S2759

San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Economic Research Bureau. San Diego Economic Development Research Program, San Diego, Calif.: San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1966. Special Collections: HC 108 .S39 E19

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Economic Research Bureau Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Processing Information: Processed in 2003. Revised to include additional accessions in 2019.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding Aid revised and expanded 2019.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative Files, 1927-2000],
[Series II: Topical Files, 1931-1999],
[Series III: Publications, 1965-1997],
[Series IV: Artifacts and Memorabilia, 1969-1992],
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Series II: Topical Files, 1931-1999Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: BusinessAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Business to Business Expo, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Directory of Manufacturers for San Diego County, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Economic and Fiscal Impact of New and Expanding Industries in the City of San Diego, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Exporters and Importers in San Diego County, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Foreign Trade Memo, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 11: How to Start a Business, San Diego County, California, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Industrial Data, San Diego County, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Industrial Land Demand Survey, January 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Industrial Land Demand Survey- Research Materials, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: International Banking Offices, San Diego, California, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Major Retail Center Data, 1963-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: New Manufacturing Plants Opened in San Diego County, Reports, 1970-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Professional, Business, and Civic Organizations, Reports, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: San Diego Area Business Outlook Conference, June 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 6: San Diego Business Round Table for Education, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: San Diego Business Survey, 1962-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: San Diego Region Industrial Data Book, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Small Business Council Planning, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Small Business Resource Guide, .ca 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Starting a Business In San Diego, 1972-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Taxable Retail Sales and Number of Outlets by City in San Diego County, Reports, 1957-1991Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Climatological DataAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Climatological Summary of the United States: California, 1931-1952Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Local Climatological Data, 1952-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Local Climatological Data, 1960-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Local Climatological Data, 1981-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Local Climatological Data, 1992-1994Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Demographics, Population, and LaborAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Regional Demographic Reports - Census, 1977-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Regional Demographic Reports - Census, 1977-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Regional Demographics Reports - Construction, 1980-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Regional Demographics Reports - Demographics, 1976-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Regional Demographics Reports - Retail Sales, 1979-1989Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Regional Demographics Reports- Spotlights, 1981-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Characteristics and Needs of the Unemployed and Underemployed in the City and County of San Diego, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Census Data, 1970-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Employment Development Program, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Who's Running San Diego? A Sociological Investigation of Community Influence, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: North City Profile, 1980-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Individuals Expressing Intent to Relocate in San Diego, 1989-1992Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Economic Research and DevelopmentAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Analysis of San Diego County as an Environment for Electronics, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bootstrap, Executive Summary, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bootstrap, Marketing Plan, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Civic Affairs Survey, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Consumer Price Index, 1977Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: County Economic Development Policy, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Directory of Statistical Data in the San Diego Region, a Guide to Sources, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Economic Aspects of San Diego's Growth, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Economic Development Requirements for the San Diego Economy, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Economic Development Research Program of the Economic Research Bureau of San Diego, California, Summary, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Electric Energy Impact Survey (Rolling Blackouts), 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Income Tax Returns, San Diego City and County, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Industrial Data, San Diego County, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Industrial Development Data, San Diego County, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Industry and Commerce Dept.- Reports, 1953-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Industrial Marketing Workshop, 1977Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Inventory of Source of San Diego Statistical Material, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Inventory of Source of San Diego Statistical Material, ca. 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: National Security Seminar, San Diego, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP), Committee Meetings, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP), Committee Meetings, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP), Committee Meetings, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP), Committee Meetings, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP), Committee Meetings, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP), Directions '77: A Plan and Strategy for Regional Economic Development, 1977Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP), Directions '80: A Plan and Strategy for Regional Economic Development, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Proposal for a Special Research Task Force to Monitor Growth Management Programs, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Quarterly Economic Indicators- Drafts, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Research and Development, San Diego, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Research and Development Activities, San Diego County, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Research Needs Questionnaires, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Research Needs Questionnaires, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: San Diego Business Climate Research Report, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: San Diego Economic Development Research Program, An Updating of the Original 1966 Study, 1969Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: San Diego Economic Development Research Program: An Updating of the Original 1966 Study, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: San Diego Economic Profile, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Summary of the California Economy, 1947-1980, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Survey of Economic Characteristics of San Diego City Residents, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 5: U.S. Postal Survey, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: White House Conference on Domestic and Economic Affairs, 1975Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Health SciencesAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Biomedical Industry, San Diego, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Health Science and Biomedical Firms, Institutions, and Organizations in San Diego County, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Health Science News, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Health Sciences Organizations In San Diego County, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Medical Correctional Institution, San Diego County, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Naval Hospital, Balboa Park, 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 13: San Diego as a Health Science Center, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Housing and BuildingAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Brief Statistical Analysis of San Diego's People and Housing, as Identified by the 1975 Special Census, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1990 Census Population and Housing Profile, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Cost of Living in San Diego, 1985Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chamber of Commerce, Housing Guide, 1988-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chamber of Commerce, Housing Guide, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Market Price Index, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Real Estate Services in San Diego, Pamphlet, 1976-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Residential Research Committee, Market Price Index, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 6: San Diego County Building Permits, 1974-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: San Diego County Building Reports, 1982, 1988-1993Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: OceansAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 8: American Tunaboat Association, 1955-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tuna Industry, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Chamber of Commerce, White Paper on Water, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Commercial Fishing Industry in San Diego, 1976Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Directory of Ocean Oriented Industries, San Diego County, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Naval Ocean Systems Center, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Oceanics in San Diego, California, ca. 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Oceanics, San Diego, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Ocean Oriented Industries, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: San Diego Coast Regional Commission, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, 1969-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Underwater Park, Torrey Pines-La Jolla, 1967-1970Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: San DiegoAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Analysis of San Diego County as an Environment for Electronics, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Analysis of San Diego County as an Environment for Headquarter Facilities, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Balboa Park, 1953-1974Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Balboa Park - Reports, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Cabrillo National Monument Tack Force, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Centre City Redevelopment, 1972-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Chambers of Commerce, San Diego County, 1980-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Corporate Headquarters Report, Economic Development Corporation of San Diego County, ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: County Office Move, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Donation of Archives to San Diego Historical Society, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Economic Impact of the Military on San Diego County, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Energy Report for San Diego County, 1980-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fiesta del Pacifico, 1955-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Government Lands, San Diego County, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Joseph B. Grace Courtroom Dedication at USD, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Horton Plaza Redevelopment, 1969-1974Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Miss Flame Beauty Contest, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: National University, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Naval Aviation, 1945-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Postal Survey, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Retirement, San Diego, Pamphlet, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Retirement Information, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Roster of Officials, City/County of San Diego, 1972-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: San Diego 200th Anniversary, Inc., Summer '68 Report, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: San Diego Consular Corps, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, Research Statistics, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 11: San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: San Diego County Electronic Companies, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: San Diego County Services, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: San Diego Film Commission, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: San Diego: A General Description, Pamphlet, 1971-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: San Diego History, ca. 1950s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Scenic Route, San Diego, 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sea World Photographs, 1985-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Second Entrance to San Diego Harbor, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Spanish Landing, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Story of San Diego, Pamphlet, 1977-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Taxes, San Diego County, 1971-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: University Town Center, 1973Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: University Town Center, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Wilderness Area, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 9: TransportationAdd to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Economic Analysis- Benefits Versus Costs of Relocating Lindbergh Field to Miramar Naval Air Station/ Marine Corp Air Station, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 4: San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: San Diego Chamber of Commerce Membership Response to Lindbergh Field Curfew, May 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board (MTDB), 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Transportation Monograph San Diego County, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Transportation, San Diego County, 1971-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Truck Inventory and Use Survey, an Economic Analysis, San Diego County, 1976Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 10: U.S.-Mexico International BorderAdd to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Baja California-San Diego Linkage, 1977Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Economic Analysis of Mexican Citizen Activity in San Diego County, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Economic Analysis of Mexican Citizen Activity in San Diego County, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Economic Analysis of Mexican Citizen Activity in San Diego County- Research Materials, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Illegal Alien Impact on San Diego County, 1975-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 5: International Border Line Fence (Agricultural Committee), 1953-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Planning for Prosperity in the San Diego/ Baja California Region, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: San Ysidro Economic Potential Report, December 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Who Crosses the Border: A View of the San Diego / Tijuana Metropolitan Region, 1994Add to your cart.

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[Series III: Publications, 1965-1997],
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