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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


Ivka Adam

episode 06 (season two)

April 20, 2017

Ivka Adam: Iconery

A tech entrepreneur takes on the jewelry industry, with ecommerce savvy, influencers, and an on-demand manufacturing platform.

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carolyn casavan

episode 06 (season two segment)

Carolyn Casavan rethinks sustainability

For Earth Day, learn how to empower your employees and save money, just by doing the right thing.

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episode 5 (season two)

April 13, 2017

Nick Pinkston: Plethora

Job killer or savior? Automation is changing the face of manufacturing, and this entrepreneur is determined to accelerate the process.

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episode 4 (season two)

April 6, 2017

Chris Wilson: House of DaVinci

From life sentence to leadership: after being convicted of murder, Chris Wilson is turning his freedom into jobs. He told us his story while he was visiting LA.

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