Strengthening Competitiveness

Are you a defense supplier ready to grow after facing cuts in defense spending?

F-35 Lightning IIStrengthening Competitiveness is an AMP SoCal program that matches university expertise in business administration, accounting, engineering, or law to provide solutions for your business. Program services are available to small and medium manufacturing businesses in the defense supply chain who have been negatively affected by defense cuts in the past three years. Businesses must be located in the counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, or San Diego.

Some examples of technical assistance types include:

  • Cybersecurity training
  • Messaging and Branding
  • Developing a business plan
  • Forecasting sales
  • Organizing financial statements
  • Preparing and applying for a loan
  • Succession planning
  • Review of operating expenses
  • Contract review
  • Training on new production methods and machines
  • Diversifying customer base

Update 10/30/2020

Currently we are not accepting applications for the Strengthening Competitiveness Program. If you are an A&D supplier in need of assistance, please reach out using our contact form.