On May 19th AMP SoCal is hosting our first bi-annual meeting at The Cove in the UCI Innovation Center. We invite all of our AMP SoCal partners, aerospace and defense manufacturers and industry representatives to join us. The program is currently under development. If you have suggested speakers that you would like us to invite please send us a note.
California Aerospace Days in Sacramento - Feb 29th & March 1st
AMP SoCal participated in AIAA's 5th Annual California Aerospace Days at the State Capitol on February 29th and March 1st. The first day included a Joint Hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace and the Senate Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace. On the second day a public viewings of aerospace industry exhibits and display booths on the West Steps where AMP SoCal and our partners Verisurf, Cal Poly Pomona and USC were represented.
SoCal Aerospace Report
During Aerospace Days, the LA County Economic Development Corporation in coordination with the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
released the results of a comprehensive Southern California aerospace industry cluster study, an in-depth analysis that describes the highly developed industry cluster across eight Southern California counties, and provides insight into industry drivers, trends, and the economic contribution of aerospace as an economic engine for the SoCal region. The report,
The Changing Space of Aerospace in Southern California, which examines the industry’s impact today and looks at the trends that will impact the industry tomorrow can be downloaded using the link below.
AMP SoCal participates in Aerospace Conferences in the Southland
AeroDef 2016 - Panel Video
On February 9th and 10th AMP SoCal hosted a booth at AeroDef, a national aerospace and defense manufacturing-targeted conference. AMP SoCal was also represented by
the chair of our Operational Improvement & Capital Access Pillar Committee, David Blanco, on a panel entitled,
The Future of Aerospace Manufacturing: The Southern California Perspective. To view the entire panel presentation click on the following link: https://youtu.be/fxAB_Akg9MI
Space Tech Expo
AMP SoCal will have a booth at the Space Tech Expo being held May 24 - 26 in Pasadena. Space Tech
brings together industry leaders to meet manufacturers and the supply chain for civil and commercial space.
Join the United States Commercial Service for a webinar presentation on April 19 that will provide an in-depth review of the United States Export Control Regulations.
This webinar will assist U.S. aerospace and defense companies who are new to exporting as well as those who need to review the various changes to the regulations that have occurred through Export Control Reform.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DOE Small Business Voucher Program now taking second round applications for funding
The Dept. of Energy's $2.3 million Small Business Voucher (SBV) Pilot Program pairs up businesses within DOE national labs and larger industry partners to build the foundation for long-term collaborations in advanced manufacturing. DOE has announced the second round of funding opened March 10th and will close April 10th. Our partner, CMTC, is piloting SBV supporting material for small businesses interested in applying for the SBV Pilot. The
Right and Ready Form is a pre-application for interested companies so they may know the full commitments of the SBV Pilot program and whether or not they meet the initial qualifications. The following are links to a video of the AMP SoCal workshop on how to apply for the SBV program.
There are six Pillar Committees that are organized to strengthen the Southern California aerospace and defense cluster. The Pillar Committees are divided into the following categories.
Workforce & Training
Research & Innovation
Infrastructure & Site Development
Trade & International Investment
Operational Improvement & Capital Access
The committees are led by a member of the Executive Council. They generally meet monthly via conference call to help guide the direction of AMP SoCal by forming goals and lending expertise in their respective area of focus. If you are interested in learning more about a Pillar Committee or joining one of the committees, please contact Dion Jackson at
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