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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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July 1, 2017

Product Strategy Real-Time (MAKE IT Monthly Recap)

Before you invest your time and money into your product, you need know what makes an idea viable.  At June’s MAKE IT Monthly Talk, four industry leaders helped us learn how to identify the difference between a hit and a flop, and provided insight into how to refine your product into a winner.

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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 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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episode 12 (season two)

June 1, 2017

Sonja Rasula: The Unique Empire

Connecting with your customers to build a great business, with the creator of the weekend pop-up market.

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Jeni Britton Bauer

episode 10 (season two)

May 25, 2017

Jeni Britton Bauer: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Gourmet ice cream that takes the whole state of Ohio to manufacture

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