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MAKE IT IN LA is Mayor Garcetti’s region-wide initiative to connect and celebrate the nation’s largest community of makers. We're a coalition of organizations whose mission is to support the manufacturing ecosystem and inspire entrepreneurs to turn their passions into real products in LA.

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March 15, 2017

The Art of Manufacturing is Back!

The Art of Manufacturing podcast gives a behind-the-scenes look at how inspiring entrepreneurs who make stuff are trying to "make it" in their industries. Find it on iTunes, iHeart, Stitcher and other popular platforms. Subscribe to never miss an episode!

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Los Angeles Manufacturing Ecosystem Study

The MAKE IT IN LA initiative was inspired by a comprehensive study of businesses across Los Angeles County, with a survey of 1600 companies, in-depth focus groups, and GIS analysis that uncovered some important opportunities to support and connect manufacturing entrepreneurs. Learn more with this interactive StoryMap.


The Art of Manufacturing


Mark Fuller

episode 2 (season two)

March 23, 2017

Mark Fuller: WET Design

How to build high-tech fountains and the most creative teams in the world

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episode 1 (season two)

March 16, 2017

Kellie Johnson: ACE Clearwater

Through true grit and teamwork, this welder’s granddaughter overcame intimidation and stereotypes to turn ACE Clearwater from a third-generation business into a high-tech aerospace powerhouse.

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episode 14 (season one)

October 6, 2016

Ellen Bennett: The Apron Lady

Season Finale maker episode! Celebrity chefs and makers are crazy for Hedley & Bennett aprons. Bonus segments from White House with US CTO Megan Smith and Adam Savage.

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episode 14 (season one)

October 5, 2016

Maker Conversations from LA and the White House

U.S. CTO Megan Smith and Mythbusters’ Adam Savage weigh in on making and manufacturing. Features interview with Ellen Bennett.

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