So Cal secures another big grant: this time to promote manufacturing

Friday May 30, 2014 by Carolyn

Within hours of the announcement of the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' approval of a $1 billion grant to restore the Los Angeles River, another big win for Southern California! 

Our community--from Ventura to San Diego--will share in a $1.3 billion grant to increase local manufacturing with 12 other cities.

The winning of this grant is a testament to the power of the leadership and lobbying of Mayor Garcetti, Chairman of the LA County Board of Supervisors Don Knabe, and California's 20 Congressional representatives (most notably Tony Cardenas and Lucille Roybal-Allard).  It's also an example of the power of effective collaboration: the Annenberg Foundation's LA n Sync took the lead in organizating the coalition of 86 organizations (businesses, academic institutions and government agencies) and drafting the grant application. The Center on Economic Development at USC's Price School will serve as the lead agency.

Click here for a full article on the grant and its recipients and check out the profiles of most of those we've mentioned on this website, including Elon Musk, the founder of Space X, who is shown in the photo above with Space X Dragon, which had completed the first commercial cargo flight in 2012.

Congratulations to all who are responsible for this grant!