My decision to attend San Diego State was a defining event in my life. The education I received became the foundation for my business career, and one of the amazing experiences I had there became the inspiration for Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, which now employs almost 3,000 people. - Ralph Rubio Founder/CEO Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill

State Impacts

California's dynamic, knowledge-based economy is envied the world over. The analysis provided on this website and the 2010 CSU Impacts report (.pdf) represent an update to the 2004 report. They provide a current picture of the CSU's economic contributions related to workforce, and the growing areas of sustainability and applied research. They underscore that the CSU is central to California's economy and directly or indirectly impacts everyone in the state.

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