County's Economy Growing, Study Says

U-T San Diego -- San Diego's economy grew in the first quarter of 2013, and it should continue to do so through the rest of the year.

That's according to Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego, who on Thursday released his latest index of leading economic indicators for the local region.

The index - the USD Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's Leading Economic Indicators - weighs stock prices, consumer confidence, initial unemployment claims and other parts of the economy to calculate growth. It mimics the national study done monthly by The Conference Board. (Full Story)