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AMP SoCal’s Fac-a-thon Links Faculty’s Top Minds to Manufacturing’s Top Research Needs

July 7, 2016

The AMP SoCal led Fac-a-thon unites faculty researchers from colleges and universities across the region, pooling their collective brain-power to solve some of the aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry’s most pressing research issues, while also simultaneously advancing manufacturing development and technology across the nation.
Southern California boasts over 80 educational institutions, with top-ranking programs covering numerous engineering, technical and manufacturing disciplines, nearly half of these institutions are partners within the AMP SoCal network. Leveraging the strong existing foundation of knowledge

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AMP SoCal Among Network of Partners Awarded by President Obama

June 21, 2016

AMP SoCal is proud to be a part of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) and its winning proposal for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) manufacturing hub award. SMLC, a consortium of nearly 200 partners including AMP SoCal, is headquartered in Los Angeles and will lead the new Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The award brings over $140 million in public-private investments and will focus on advanced sensors, data analytics, and controls in manufacturing, and reduce costs

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Grants Awarded in Initiative to Fill Local Manufacturing Skills Gap

April 26, 2016

The Managed Career Pipeline Program Seeks to Develop Regional Skilled Labor as Part of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Tuesday morning, the University of Southern California Center for Economic Development (CED) announced the winning proposals for its Managed Career Pipeline Pilot Program, an initiative designed to strategically invest a portion of more than $336,000 in available federal funds toward workforce development. The program is part of the CED-led Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal)

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AMP SoCal’s Bi-Annual Meeting to be Held August 4

March 22, 2016

The AMP SoCal Bi-Annual meeting seeks to inform and engage small- and medium-sized manufacturers and their supply chain who want to learn more about AMP SoCal and its goal of supporting the aerospace and defense (A&D) industrial ecosystem in the 10-county Southern California region. The California Science Center, home of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, will be the fitting location of the meeting, which will be held in the Annenberg Muses Room. There is limited space for the event and we

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Price School Faculty and Staff to Participate in SURF 31: Climate Change, Resilience, and Remediation

February 24, 2016

SURF 31: Climate Change, Resilience, and Remediation
March 2
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 3
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Parsons Corporate Headquarters
100 W. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91124
 
Description:
The Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) will be hosting the Climate Change and Resiliency within Remediation forum at the Parsons Headquarters in Pasadena, on March 2-3.
Featured panel discussion includes,  “Building Resilience into Remediation and Redevelopment Planning” moderated by Dion Jackson, Program Director, USC Center for Economic Development in the Price School of Public Policy.  Price School professors, Hilda

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CED Led AMP SoCal to Participate in 2016 California Aerospace Days

February 17, 2016

2016 California Aerospace Days
USC Center for Economic Development, AMP SoCal
March 1
11:30 a.m. – Press Conference on the Southern California Aerospace Economic Study by AMP SoCal Partners, LAEDC & SDEDC
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Aerospace Exhibition
State Capitol Building – West Steps
Sacramento, CA
Description:
The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership of Southern California (AMP SoCal) led by the Price School – USC Center for Economic Development will be participating in the 5th Annual California Aerospace Days.
The two day event, held February 29 – March 1, serves

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AeroDef Event Showcases AMP SoCal’s Support for California Aerospace & Defense Manufacturers

February 12, 2016

booth_aerodefThe AMP SoCal booth was manned by knowledgeable staff and volunteers during the two-day period.
The 2016 AeroDef Manufacturing Event, a national aerospace and defense manufacturing-targeted conference, was held in our own backyard at the Long Beach Convention Center. On February 9-10, AMP SoCal, led by the Price School – USC Center for Economic Development, took advantage of the chance to reach the region’s

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National Aerospace Foreign Direct Investment Exposition Recap

October 30, 2015

On October 26-28, 2015, AMP SoCal participated in the inaugural National Aerospace Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Exposition in Los Angeles. The International Trade Administration (ITA), SelectUSA, and the Aerospace States Association (ASA) co-hosted the event to showcase the exceptional aerospace investment and business opportunities available in the U.S. The FDI Expo’s goal was to match foreign investors with U.S. firms and organizations seeking capital to better engage in the growing global aerospace economy.
AMP SoCal members were featured speakers in two

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CED selected to lead SoCal’s federal manufacturing community initiative

May 28, 2014

Press Release: May 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Designation of First 12 Manufacturing Communities through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Program.The Southern California region, led by the USC Center for Economic Development, is one of 12 communities in the nation designated as a Manufacturing Community by the U.S. Department of Commerce. For additional information on the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal), please read the EDA’s fact sheet.

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