Maps & Reports

Research That Tells a Story
The USC Center for Economic Development, an applied research center at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, is exploring numerous areas affecting the aerospace and defense industry within Southern California. Using a comprehensive wealth of data and information – demographic, socio-economic, supply chain, and defense funding – a series of interactive maps have been created to allow people to view the economic geography in a uniquely engaging and dynamic way. Through the visual display of information, a narrative of the aerospace and defense ecosystem is conveyed, and its multi-layered impact on Southern California is brought into clear focus.

The maps are interactive, so feel free to zoom in and out, search for a particular address, and click on locations of interest to view more information.


Associated Reports and Research:

Southern California Economy and Manufacturing Industry
The following information is comprised of reports and research prepared by expert sources from local and national organizations. The list features material that includes, but are not limited to the following topics: the Southern California economy, manufacturing, aerospace and/or defense.

Research Organization Categories

Regional Economic Development Centers


Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP)

Economic Development Collaborative – Ventura County (EDC-VC)

Economic Vitality Corporation (SLO EVC)

Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC)

Kern Economic Development Corporation (KEDC)

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)

Orange County Business Council (OCBC)

San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

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California Government Agencies

California Employment Development Department (EDD)

California Labor Market Information

California Research Bureau (CRB) 

Centers of Excellence

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

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Consulting Firms

AT Kearney


  • For a full listing of Deloitte’s aerospace and defense related publications, please visit their Aerospace & Defense page.

McKinsey & Co.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

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Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

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