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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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October 6, 2017

Maker Walk LA a Huge Success

On Manufacturing Day, Maker Walk LA gave a behind-the-scenes look at how things are made at local factories and businesses around the Downtown LA Arts District. Fellow entrepreneurs, manufacturers, local brands, and the business community enjoyed an afternoon exploring the neighborhood, followed by an after party hosted by local manufacturers.

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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


episode bonus

September 7, 2017

Kevin Czinger: Divergent 3D

3D printing micro-factories—not electric vehicles—might be the key to sustainability and innovation. We learn why, from the CEO of Divergent 3D.

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episode bonus (segment)

Jeff Krause: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

The CEO of SME shares his insights on manufacturing trends plus a sneak peek at what to expect at WESTEC next week in this segment of the latest episode.

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episode 14 (season two)

June 15, 2017

Courtney Nichols Gould: SmartyPants Vitamins

How to launch and grow a consumer product in a complex retail environment.

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episode 13 (season two)

June 8, 2017

Rodney Brooks: Rethink Robotics

Busting myths about the future of the workforce, with a serial entrepreneur and AI visionary

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