May 2014

LAnSync td img {display: block;}       May 28, 2014 Unprecedented Coalition Supported by LA n SyncWins Major Federal Supportfor Southern California Manufacturing On Wednesday, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership of Southern California (AMP SoCal) won a federal designation that gives the region’s Aerospace and Defense industry preference in accessing $1.3 billion in assistance from 11 federal agencies. LA n Sync is pleased to have played a key role in assembling the coalition and developing the application that won this highly competitive designation. AMP SoCal was one of 12 communities, from a national pool of 70 applicants, designated as a Manufacturing Community by the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of the Obama Administration’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. With the University of Southern California Center for Economic Development serving as the lead agency, AMP SoCal brings together an unprecedented consortium of 86 organizations including aerospace businesses, JPL, community colleges and universities, and government entities from Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Ventura counties. LA n Sync played an integral role in supporting AMP SoCal’s winning application. In addition to holding a joint convening with City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Don Knabe, LA n Sync provided funding for a grantwriter, and development and outreach support. To demonstrate the broad base of support for the application, LA n Sync helped coordinate a letter signed jointly by 20 members of Congress who represent Southern California. LA n Sync thanks Representatives Tony Cárdenas (29th) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (40th) for championing the effort. For more information on IMCP and the Manufacturing Community designation, please visit: http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/.