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1 Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California
Dion Jackson, USC Center for Economic Development Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California AMP SoCal represents a broad-based consortium of 86 public and private institutions from the education, business, economic development, and workforce sectors spanning Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and Ventura Counties that has come together to transform the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry in Southern California with a focus on advanced manufacturing technologies from additive manufacturing to model-based engineering and design. AMP SoCal was one of 12 areas of the country to be designated by the federal government as an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership. – Manufacturing Community. I am Dion Jackson, Associate with the University of Southern California Center for Economic Development. The USC Center for Economic Development is a teaching economic development organization that is preparing the next generation of economic development professionals and provides services through-out Southern California. The City of Los Angeles and the USC Center for Economic Development were Co-Applicants and the USC CED is the Lead Co-Applicant and will serve as the Point of Contact with the Federal Government. AMP SoCal “Manufacturing Community”

2 Dion Jackson, USC Center for Economic Development
Today we invite you to learn about this effort and to discover how you can get involved. Vision: Provide our A&D manufacturers with the tools, talent, and capacity to master the future Mission: Increase the quality and number of high-skilled A&D manufacturing jobs in the region

3 Regional Impact Jobs and economic growth
Dion Jackson, USC Center for Economic Development Regional Impact Jobs and economic growth Reduce reliance on defense spending Increase reliance on innovation New industries, inspired youth A supportive infrastructure to help A&D companies thrive A growing manufacturing community offering exciting jobs Jobs, economic growth, Reduce reliance on defense spending – out of our control Increase reliance on innovation – within our control – market-driven and serving multiple industries Harness maker community energy Teach commercialization Reduce time to market Creating new industries, inspired youth A growing manufacturing community offering exciting jobs

4 Introduce Ivan Who I am Co-founder and Executive Director of The Aerospace & Defense Forum. The organization was created to provide a venue for A&D industry leaders to discuss the business of aerospace & defense. We have four chapters in CA: Los Angeles, South Bay, Orange County, and San Diego. I am also a management consultant, specializing in helping my clients accomplish performance goals that look difficult or even impossible. For example, I facilitated the culture change at JPL associated with the dramatic cost reduction in missions from multi-billion to multi-hundred million. Why I am involved with AMP SoCal I am involved with AMP SoCal because first of all, I love aerospace and defense. A&D is all about the most advanced technology that has to be delivered with incredibly high quality, on-time, with constant pressures to reduce cost and innovate for better performance. Involved are manufacturing processes from hand-made to incredibly complex robotics. And aerospace is California’s second largest industry. I love to live in California and want to see this priceless jewel not only maintained, but growing. Any of us operating alone cannot accomplish that. What is needed is unified effort – A&D companies, government, support agencies, and business service providers – and that is what AMP SoCal provides. Before we get into the details of SoCal AMP and how it can help you, let’s find out what would be useful to help your company grow. Industry Representative: Ivan Rosenberg

5 How Do You Want to Grow Your Business?
Ivan Rosenberg, Industry Representative How Do You Want to Grow Your Business? Increase capacity: Increase automation (CNC, robots, etc.)? Add additive manufacturing? Increase available production space? Increase group efficiencies? Diversify into new markets, such as non-aerospace industry? Develop more business from existing clients? Move up the supply chain? Break new ground Develop new products? Increase innovation? Improve production: Reduce costs? Reduce number of production problems? Begin or increase exports? ? CLICK: How Do You Want to Grow Your Business? CLICK: Here are some examples - Some of you may not be sure how to answer this question for your business, and that may be the area where you would like help.

6 What Do You Need to Grow Your Business?
Ivan Rosenberg, Industry Representative What Do You Need to Grow Your Business? Expert advice? Funding ? Strategic partners? Access to skilled labor? Resources to provide and pay for training? Market research? Improve marketing and selling skills? Help dealing with government agencies? Help with site selection, building modifications, etc.? Help with buying new or used machines. Given the way you have decided to grow your business, what do you need to grow your business? CLICK: Here are some examples.

7 What AMP SoCal Will Do To Help You Grow Your Business.
Ivan Rosenberg, Industry Representative What AMP SoCal Will Do To Help You Grow Your Business. Improve Infrastructure Implement existing 10 projects Apply for grants from federal government, taking advantage of designation as an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) region Connections to AMP SoCal Partners Sources of funding Faculty at Cal State Universities, community colleges, etc. Experts in exporting, government incentives, etc. Business assistance, e.g., from EDCs, SoCal Jobs Defense Council, Workforce Development Boards, etc. AMP So Cal is not a funding mechanism. Rather secures grants etc., for projects to improve the infrastructure and provides connections to help you grow your business. CLICK Infrastructure Are an existing 10 projects which you will hear more about. We will be asking you what you need that isn’t covered by these projects, and that is where the grant procurement process will focus. CLICK: Will also help you connect with the services you need from AMP partners. To tell you more about AMP, here is Dion again.

8 Manufacturing Community
Dion Jackson, USC Center for Economic Development The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) is a new government-wide initiative that will help communities cultivate an environment for businesses to create well-paying manufacturing jobs in regions across the country and thereby accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing. Manufacturing Community

9 Manufacturing Community Designation Benefits
Dion Jackson, USC Center for Economic Development Manufacturing Community Designation Benefits Federal Government Support On-line visibility to enhance reputation as globally competitive Preference in federal grants and assistance from 10 agencies ($1.3B available to 12 designated communities) Dedicated federal liaison at each of the 10 agencies Challenge grants to reward the best of the 12 communities Reinvent How Economic Development Is Done Integrated partnership effort over multiple counties Industrial Ecosystem – defined in six pillars Manufacturing Community Designation provides: Promotion on Federal Website – driving business and companies to us Preference for federal funds – $1.3 billion will be made available to the 12 designated communities through various federal grant programs on a competitive basis. Assistance with identifying federal funding resources The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership initiative is established to reinvent how economic development is done in manufacturing Locally – coordinated efforts across the 4-county region and dialogue with industry partners Industrial Ecosystem – Research has shown that vibrant ecosystems may create a virtuous cycle of development for a key technology or supply chain through integrated investments and relationships among the following elements: • Workforce and training; • Supplier network; • Research and innovation; • Infrastructure/site development; • Trade and international investment; and • Operational improvement and capital access.

10 Dion Jackson, USC Center for Economic Development
Industrial Ecosystem Workforce & Training Supplier Network Research & Innovation Infrastructure & Site Development Trade & International Development Operational Improvement & Capital Access Interactions within and between these elements create ‘‘public goods,’’ or assets upon which many firms can draw and that are fundamental in creating an advantage for industry but are not adequately provided by the private sector. Each Pillar Committee will examine the trends of their respective industrial ecosystem pillar and identify projects and programs that can be undertaken to make this region uniquely competitive. Pillar Committees will also review the progress of Implementation Strategy Working Groups. The other role of the Pillar Committees is to foster collaboration for key federal grant programs of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership program – these will be discussed at the initial Pillar Committee Meetings. I will now turn this webinar over to Glen Milburn to tell you about the Workforce and Training Pillar Committee. The 6 Pillars The Public Infrastructure that Supports Manufacturers

11 Glyn Milburn, Mayor’s Office, City of Los Angeles
Workforce & Training Representative: Robert Sainz Contact: Initial Pillar Committee Meeting: October 8th 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Jim Watson will talk about the Supplier Network Pillar Committee

12 Jim Watson, CMTC Supplier Network Representative: Jim Watson Contact: Initial Pillar Committee Meeting: October 16th 10:00 AM – Noon Harry Hellenbrand will talk about the Research and Innovation Pillar Committee.

13 Harry Hellenbrand, CSU Northridge
Research & Innovation Representative: Harry Hellenbrand Contact: Initial Pillar Committee Meeting: October 17th 10:00 AM – Noon Marie Talnack will talk about the Infrastructure & Site Development Pillar Committee.

14 Infrastructure & Site Development
Marie Talnack, Cal Poly Pomona Infrastructure & Site Development Representative: Marie Talnack Contact: Initial Pillar Committee Meeting: October 10th 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Deepak Bahl will talk about the Trade & International Investment Pillar Committee.

15 Trade & International Investment
Deepak Bahl, USC Center for Economic Development Trade & International Investment Representative: Open Contact: Deepak Bahl Initial Pillar Committee Meeting: October 22nd 10:00 AM – Noon Dion Jackson will talk about the Trade & International Investment Pillar Committee.

16 Operational Improvement & Capital Access
Dion Jackson, USC Center for Economic Development Operational Improvement & Capital Access Representative: Jose Anaya Contact: Initial Pillar Committee Meeting: October 24th 10:00 AM - Noon

17 Implementation strategy working groups
Dion Jackson, USC Center for Economic Development Implementation strategy working groups

18 Investments in Industrial Ecosystem
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Investments in Industrial Ecosystem Los Angeles: JoAnne Stewart, LA County EDC Orange: Greg Washington, UCI Engineering San Diego: Jo Marie Diamond, East County EDC Ventura: Cheryl Moore, Ventura County WIB Lead Co-Applicant: Leonard Mitchell, USC CED Co-Applicant: Glyn Milburn, City of Los Angeles Industry: Ivan Rosenberg, Aerospace & Defense Forum Executive Council Pillar Committees Workforce & Training Supplier Network Research & Innovation Infrastructure & Site Development Trade & International Investment Operational Improvement & Capital Access Crossing the 6 pillars are Strategy Working Groups representing integration and collaboration. An Executive Council exists to guide AMP SoCal’s long-term vision and integrate the activities of the six Pillar Committees and Implementation Strategy Working Groups. This collaborative effort across and between the six industrial ecosystem pillars will be led by a 13-member Executive Board composed of: One rep from each of the six pillars, as selected by each Pillar Committee (six total) One rep from each County, as selected by the participants in each county (four total) One representative from each of the two Co-Applicants (two total), and One representative from the A&D industry Each of the ten implementation plan strategies will be championed by an Implementation Lead Partner.  Each Lead Partner will convene a collaborative Strategy Working Group for their respective implementation strategy. To leverage the full benefit of the AMP SoCal partnership, the Strategy Working Groups will engage partners possessing the skills, resources, and expertise to most successfully achieve the plan’s target outcomes. Since each strategy focuses on more than one pillar, Working Group activities will be coordinated with the relevant Pillar Committees. This matrix structure will enable Strategy Working Groups and Pillar Committees to share knowledge and resources across implementation strategies, and foster an organizational feedback loop that integrates “on-the-ground” efforts with AMP SoCal’s long-term vision for A&D manufacturing.

19 Strategy #1: AMP SoCal Red Carpet
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Strategy #1: AMP SoCal Red Carpet The AMP SoCal Red Carpet will provide firms with access to one-on-one assistance and connection to services to assist with such needs as finding a suitable location for expansion and modifying it to meet their needs, buying equipment, hiring or training workers, or identifying a supply chain – these often require multiple transactions and involve bring in compliance with local regulations. The Red Carpet will assist in connecting firms with partners in the collaborative that can provide assistance.

20 AMP SoCal Red Carpet http://socalaerospace.org/
Implementation Strategy Working Groups AMP SoCal Red Carpet Lead Institution: Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Contact: JoAnne Stewart, AMP SoCal will provide one-stop services to A&D manufacturers through its economic development partners via a new website – the AMP SoCal Red Carpet, which will be launched by LAEDC. Companies interested in investing in this region are faced with the challenge of finding a suitable location, modifying it to meet their needs, buying equipment, hiring workers, and identifying a supply chain, requiring multiple transactions. On top of that they need to be sure they are in compliance with local regulations. The AMP SoCal Red Carpet will provide access to one-on-one assistance and connection to services to assist with such needs, as well as all the services at AMP SoCal partnering institutions. One new service that will be developed is a job posting site. This was identified by the LA Jobs Defense Council as a critical tool for supporting the growth of companies. It will link industry to trained workers and allow AMP SoCal to refocus training programs to respond to emerging needs.

21 Strategy #2: Accessible Smart Digital One-Stop
Implementation Plan: Strategy Working Groups Strategy #2: Accessible Smart Digital One-Stop The Accessible Smart Digital One-Stop will build on the cloud-based smart manufacturing platform developed by the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition to establish a test bed or pilot that demonstrates the four improvement areas for an OEM/Top Tier Supplier and two to four SMMs in its supply chain. Once developed it will be able to be replicated with additional companies at a fraction of the cost and will transform the adopting supplier network into a Value Chain.

22 Accessible Smart Digital One-Stop
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Accessible Smart Digital One-Stop Lead Institution: University of California, Los Angeles Contact: Jim Davis & Julie Tran, AMP SoCal will develop agility in the supply chain and provide the tools to become a value chain through the development of an Accessible Smart Digital One-Stop. Supplier agility directly impacts innovation and time-to-market. Increased agility translates into significant competitive advantage in dynamic value-driven markets such as those faced in the rapidly changing manufacturing landscape of the aerospace and defense industry today. A focus on agility presents an opportunity to thrive in volatile markets and build market share. A focused implementation plan aimed at agility needs to improve: Communications at front end with infrastructure, design processes and modeling structures Design Knowledge at the SMMs to allow collaborative design of new components using model-based engineering and design skills Analytical Capabilities at the SMM to fully implement model based engineering and design through virtual testing of designs and distributed analytics Ability to Rapidly Test innovative ideas (e.g., prototyping) The Accessible Smart Digital One-Stop will build on the cloud-based smart manufacturing platform developed by the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition to establish a test bed or pilot that demonstrates the four improvement areas for an OEM/Top Tier Supplier and two to four SMMs in its supply chain. Once developed it will be able to be replicated with additional companies at a fraction of the cost and will transform the adopting supplier network into a Value Chain.

23 Strategy #3: SMM Growth Acceleration
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Strategy #3: SMM Growth Acceleration Small and Medium Manufactuers Growth Assistance will provide technical assistance to SMMs to enhance their current capabilities and future potential by removing operational and technological barriers to growth. SMMs will be provided with unbiased assessments of their current business systems, and an individualized plan for investing in technology and adopting supply chain management practices best-suited to their business growth needs and aspirations.

24 SMM Growth Acceleration
Implementation Strategy Working Groups SMM Growth Acceleration Strategy 3: SMM Growth Acceleration AMP SoCal will provide technical assistance to SMMs to enhance their current capabilities and future potential by removing operational and technological barriers to growth. SMMs will be provided with unbiased assessments of their current business systems, and an individualized plan for investing in technology and adopting supply chain management practices best-suited to their business growth needs and aspirations. Additionally, these efforts will be coordinated with AMP SoCal's Accessible Smart Digital One-Stop strategy, ensuring that SMMs have the technological infrastructure in place to take full advantage of this integrated supply chain management platform. Implementation lead will be California Manufacturing Technology Consulting. Partners include Centers for Applied Competitive Technology at Cerritos and El Camino Colleges, CONNECT, RapidTech at UCI, and the Small Business Development Center run by Long Beach City College. Lead Institution: California Manufacturing Technology Consulting Contact: Jim Watson,

25 Implementation Strategy Working Groups
Strategy #4: Model-Based Engineering and Design Workforce Education and Training AMP SoCal will build a consortium of 2- and 4-year colleges to prepare the workforce from the technician to the engineer to function as a contributing team member in a model-based engineering and design value chain

26 Model-Based Engineering and Design Workforce Education and Training
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Model-Based Engineering and Design Workforce Education and Training Lead Institution: Open Contact: Dion Jackson, Strategy 4: Model-Based Engineering and Design Workforce Education and Training AMP SoCal will build a consortium of 2- and 4-year colleges to prepare the workforce from the technician to the engineer to function as a contributing team member in a model-based engineering and design value chain. A new era of innovation and technological advances in aerospace requires a new generation of skills in the industry’s workforce. The future growth in the Supplier Network will come from adopting model-based engineering and design to become a sought-after member of the value chain for new products. To prepare the workforce for this new paradigm, this consortium will seek Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT) funding to design and implement a program to provide the skills needed by its aerospace and defense manufacturing partners. The program will incorporate stackable certificates that provide design skills from the technician to the engineer level leading to the ability to function as a contributing team member in a model-based engineering and design value chain. The program will also identify and promote the ladders of opportunity for veterans, youth, and the unemployed to become technicians and for technicians to become engineers. ELAC, Saddleback, Irvine Valley College, Orange Coast , Mira Costa, Glendale, Pasadena City, UCI, Cal Poly, C5

27 Strategy #5: Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Strategy #5: Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program AMP SoCal will develop and offer training in additive manufacturing targeting the needs of aerospace and defense manufacturers

28 Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program Lead Institution: University of California, Irvine Contact: Ed Tackett, Strategy 5: Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program AMP SoCal will develop and offer training in additive manufacturing targeting the needs of aerospace and defense manufacturers. The maturity of additive manufacturing (AM) has resulted in a joint plan for development of ISO/TC 261 and ASTM F42 AM standards. As a current recipient, RapidTech will apply for an Advanced Technology Education Supplemental Award to develop a standards based (ASTM, ISO & Mil-Spec) Additive Manufacturing technician stackable certificate program . Initially offered through the Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine in Orange County, this certificate program will incorporate core and professional competencies coupled with instructional support material developed under DUE , , and for all levels of workforce education. The materials will be disseminated to the region’s education partners via a train-the-trainer model. Implementation lead is RapidTech at the University of California, Irvine. Partners include Cerritos, El Camino, and Saddleback Colleges.

29 Strategy #6: Managed Career Pipeline for Advanced Manufacturing
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Strategy #6: Managed Career Pipeline for Advanced Manufacturing Cross the 6 pillars are Strategy Working Groups Managed career pipeline for advanced manufacturing: AMP SoCal will form a managed career pipeline of qualified applicants and incumbent workers to fill apprenticeships and other job vacancies in advanced manufacturing for Aerospace and Defense companies.

30 Managed Career Pipeline for Advanced Manufacturing
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Managed Career Pipeline for Advanced Manufacturing Lead Institution: City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department Contact: Robert Sainz, Strategy 6: Managed Career Pipeline for Advanced Manufacturing AMP SoCal will form a managed career pipeline of qualified applicants and incumbent workers to fill apprenticeships and other job vacancies in advanced manufacturing for Aerospace and Defense companies. The Advanced Manufacturing Consortium in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County has developed a very successful program providing a managed career pipeline of qualified applicants and incumbent workers to fill apprenticeships and other job vacancies in advanced manufacturing. Their partnership incudes the Valley Economic Alliance and Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, three 4-year colleges plus five community colleges and one technical college, San Fernando Community Foundation, the National Tooling and Machining Association and three WorkSource centers. The City of Los Angeles will use this program as a model to develop additional regional partnerships in other areas of the City of Los Angeles near concentrations of aerospace and defense companies and will establish a model to be replicated in Orange, San Diego, and Ventura Counties to fill technician-level positions in the industry.

31 Strategy #7: Higher Education Guides
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Strategy #7: Higher Education Guides Cross the 6 pillars are Strategy Working Groups Higher education guides: AMP SoCal will make higher education resources in the region more easily accessible and foster collaboration across institutional lines by establishing a network of “Guides” located at each institution.

32 Higher Education “Guides”
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Higher Education “Guides” Lead Institution: California State University, Northridge Contact: Joyce Feucht-Havier, Strategy 7: Higher Education “Guides” AMP SoCal will make higher education resources in the region more easily accessible and foster collaboration across institutional lines by establishing a network of “Guides” located at each institution. Southern California’s public and private universities and colleges provide a wealth of knowledge and resources to the region’s manufacturers, aerospace and defense companies, and economic and workforce development organizations. However, the region’s colleges and universities are large, complex institutions with many specializations and many working parts, often part of larger regional or statewide university systems with their own unique way of doing business. The Guides network program being developed initially for the five California State University campuses in Los Angeles County will designate a network of knowledgeable University Guides to provide a single point of contact for collaborations and to help industry partners navigate each unique institution. AMP SoCal will continue to develop and replicate the CSU Guides network to expand the model to the greater network of Southern California colleges and universities.

33 Strategy #8: Systemic Innovation, Incubation, and Business Development
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Strategy #8: Systemic Innovation, Incubation, and Business Development Cross the 6 pillars are Strategy Working Groups AMP SoCal will strengthen partnership and collaboration between the region’s significant higher education resources and its emerging network of incubation and commercialization organizations to create a robust and pervasive culture of innovation.

34 Systematic Innovation, Incubation, and Business Development
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Systematic Innovation, Incubation, and Business Development Lead Institution: California State University, Northridge Contact: Harry Hellenbrand, Strategy 8: Systematic Innovation, Incubation, and Business Development AMP SoCal will strengthen partnership and collaboration between the region’s significant higher education resources and its emerging network of incubation and commercialization organizations to create a robust and pervasive culture of innovation. In order to provide manufacturers with the tools, talent and capacity necessary to master the future, AMP SoCal recognizes that stronger collaboration between these resources and entrepreneurial firms is necessary to create a pervasive culture of innovation in manufacturing. A systematic and integrated approach to innovation, incubation and business development led by AMP SoCal will develop a framework to link advanced manufacturing startups more closely with university and college resources and allow firms to work directly with students and recruit new talent. Implementation lead is the California State University, Northridge. Partners include the PortTech LA, the Los Angles Economic Development Corporation, CONNECT, OCTANe, iDEA iHUB, and other the participating colleges, universities, and city and county economic and business development agencies.

35 Strategy #9: Export Acceleration
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Strategy #9: Export Acceleration Cross the 6 pillars are Strategy Working Groups Export acceleration: AMP SoCal will assist SMMs in reaching their international sales potential by providing capacity-building and planning services focused on global markets. LARExC, an AMP SoCal partner, will offer export acceleration workshops to SMMs to help these firms develop simple, actionable plans to expand into foreign markets and grow their export revenues. Services include peer-reviewed business planning, one-on-one coaching from international experts, and classroom sessions on foreign trade strategy, mechanics, and best practices.

36 Export Acceleration Lead Institution: Open
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Export Acceleration Lead Institution: Open Contact: Jim Watson, Strategy 9: Export Acceleration AMP SoCal will assist SMMs in reaching their international sales potential by providing capacity-building and planning services focused on global markets. LARExC, an AMP SoCal partner, will offer export acceleration workshops to SMMs to help these firms develop simple, actionable plans to expand into foreign markets and grow their export revenues. Services include peer-reviewed business planning, one-on-one coaching from international experts, and classroom sessions on foreign trade strategy, mechanics, and best practices. These workshops will leverage the expertise of a broad range of regional partners (listed below) to offer a collaborative and comprehensive curriculum to its workshop participants. AMP SoCal will also link new businesses to the global economy by directly engaging firms and incubators with regional academic research and expertise in logistics, exporting, and international trade. Implementation lead will be LARExC. Initial Partners include Long Beach City College, CMTC, LAEDC, Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

37 Strategy #10: 57/60 Confluence: Freight Corridor Bottleneck Relief
Implementation Strategy Working Groups Strategy #10: 57/60 Confluence: Freight Corridor Bottleneck Relief Cross the 6 pillars are Strategy Working Groups 57/60 Confluence: Freight Corridor Bottleneck Relief: AMP SoCal will support congestion relief to increase attractiveness of adjacent industrial land in the City of Industry.

38 57/60 Confluence - Freight Corridor Bottleneck Relief
Implementation Strategy Working Groups 57/60 Confluence - Freight Corridor Bottleneck Relief Lead Institution: City of Industry Contact: Marie Talnack, Strategy 10: 57/60 Confluence - Freight Corridor Bottleneck Relief AMP SoCal will support congestion relief to increase attractiveness of adjacent industrial land in the City of Industry. SR-60 is a major east-west route for goods movement from the Los Angeles basin to the rest of the US. Traffic congestion regularly delays about one-fifth of commercial trucks in the region, increasing the cost of shipping by 50% to 250% according to studies obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The City has committed $29M to Phase I of this project and will seek additional funding with a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to support this critical freight corridor project. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved the City for $24.4M as well. NEPA approval was received from Caltrans on this phase in December 2013. I am pleased t report that AMP SoCal has it’s first Working Group Success – the City of Industry was awarded at $10m TIGER grant last Tuesday. Implementation lead will be the City of Industry. Partners include LAEDC, and Los Angeles County WIB.

39 Dion Jackson, USC Center for Economic Development
How to get involved

40 SoCal Jobs Defense Council
JoAnne Stewart, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation SoCal Jobs Defense Council A coalition of 300+ leaders from business, labor, education, non-profit, and government. Co-chaired by Norm Hickling (Senior Deputy for LA County Supervisor Antonovich) & George Burden (Secretary/Treasurer of UAW Local 148) The mission of the SoCal Jobs Defense Council is to grow, attract, and retain aerospace and defense jobs and investment in the region. Click here to join us.

41 Pillar Committee Meetings
Dion Jackson, USC Center for Economic Development Pillar Committee Meetings The link to Webinar will ed out tomorrow along with: Registration information for Kick-Off Pillar Committee Mtgs: Workforce & Education – 10/8/14, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Supplier Network – 10/16/14, 10:00 AM – Noon Research & Innovation – 10/17/14, 10:00 AM – Noon Infrastructure & Site Development – 10/10/14, 10:00 AM – Noon Trade & International Investment – 10/22/14, 10:00 AM – Noon Operational Improvement & Capital Access – 10/24/14 10:00 AM – Noon Please forward to others who would be interested

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