Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal) Overview

The goal of AMP SoCal is to strengthen the industrial ecosystem for Southern California aerospace and defense manufacturers and their supply chain through the provision of tools, talent, and capacity to master the future. We are committed to make our companies the most productive and efficient in the world, so that they can compete and win in the global marketplace.

The Beginning of AMP SoCal and Its IMCP Designation
AMP SoCal has the distinct honor of being among the nation’s first federally designated regions of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. Representing the southern 10 counties of California, the collaborative is charged with strengthening aerospace and defense manufacturing and its supply chain. An IMCP designation carries the advantage of preferential access to $1.3 billion in Economic Development Administration funding, which has been allocated toward bolstering the economic ecosystem of manufacturing across the country.

Due to the strength of AMP SoCal’s ambitious proposal, the depth of its network and the importance of its represented manufacturing industry, it was selected from more than 70 applications as one of only 12 initial IMCP communities. Led by the University of Southern California Center for Economic Development (CED), an applied research center of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and over 100 companies and organizations from both public and private sectors, AMP SoCal leverages the combined knowledge, innovation and political support of its members. The unique cooperation benefits the communities and businesses dependent on the aerospace and defense industry by fostering job growth, technological advancement, federal funding and more. The number of IMCP regions has grown, but AMP SoCal remains the sole Southern California representation. Learn more about the IMCP initiative.

(Click image for full size) This map highlights the designated Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) regions. The 2014 designations – which includes Southern California as part of AMP SoCal – are marked in yellow. Map source: Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)