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.

What is AMP SoCal?
We are a collaboration of government, academia and industry united in the common goal of strengthening the industrial ecosystem for aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers throughout the 10-county Southern California region – an A&D industry cluster and a federally designated manufacturing community since 2014.

Who are we?
The USC Center for Economic Development (CED), an applied research center of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, leads the AMP SoCal effort in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and more than 150 companies and organizations from both public and private sectors. See our partners »

How do we help?
The AMP SoCal network leverages the combined knowledge, innovation and political support of its members to accomplish its goal of supporting the A&D industry. AMP SoCal initiatives address needs in workforce and training, advanced technology adoption, research and development and business assistance. Learn More »

(Click image for full size) This map highlights the federally designated manufacturing communities around the country. The 2014 designations – which includes Southern California as part of AMP SoCal – are marked in yellow. Map source: Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)