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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 Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneIn 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.

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The Art of Manufacturing

Podcast

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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Ben Horowitz

episode 10 (season two)

May 18, 2017

Ben Horowitz: Andreessen Horowitz (recorded live at UCLA)

A legendary venture capitalist and entrepreneur shares leadership and startup lessons he learned the hard way. 

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episode 9 (season two)

May 11, 2017

Rodney Mullen: The Godfather of Skateboarding

A skating legend shares his thoughts on the history and future of the skateboard industry.

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Litty Mathew

episode 08 (season two)

May 4, 2017

Litty Mathew: Greenbar Distillery

As immigrants and entrepreneurs, Litty Mathew and her husband must balance the tension between being unique and “fitting in”

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