AMP SoCal is led by the USC Center for Economic Development (CED), a leader in facilitating sustainable economic development opportunities throughout the region. An applied research center of the USC Price School of Public Policy, CED partners with community-based organizations, public agencies and private entities to enhance their functional capacity by tapping the energy, enthusiasm and talent of the school’s faculty, staff and students. Research and innovation form a necessary pillar within the aerospace and defense industrial ecosystem. Through the leadership of CED and other university and academic led initiatives throughout the region, AMP SoCal seeks to impart knowledge and access to research and technologies for the success of manufacturers.