The Largest Manufacturing Hub in the U.S.

L.A. is a major producer and distributor of goods from metals to textiles and beyond.

Your Supply Chain is Here

Welcome to Los Angeles, the city with the most engineers working anywhere in the United States. With over 70,000 engineers in Southern California, we are a prime location for manufacturing companies to take advantage of our world-class talent. L.A.’s universities and research institutions work with Manufacturing USA to create low-cost, lightweight, and efficient smart manufacturing products.

The City itself even offers industry guidance with Mayor Garcetti’s Recovery Roadmaps program. The goal is to aid small and medium-sized manufacturers with fewer than 500 employees post COVID. The network of manufacturing alliances is strong in Los Angeles, making this region a prime candidate for all of your production needs.

3 Reasons Why

Why L.A. leads in Advanced manufacturing

Four of the top ten design firms in the U.S. are located in Los Angeles County. These are supported by 9 engineering schools.
Los Angeles is the number 3 ranked city in the world for Research and Development, according to the Global Power City Index.
Over 300K people work in L.A. County’s manufacturing sector.

By the numbers


People working in apparel design, manufacturing, and wholesale.


Manufacturers in the L.A. region, spanning from food and fashion to electronics and aerospace.


Average annual wage for selected manufacturing jobs, well above the national average.


Of local manufacturers are doing their assembly, manufacturing, and fabrication activities locally in LA County.

Trendmakers in Apparel and Design

It is no wonder that a city full of creatives is leading the nation in the apparel and design manufacturing industry. Here, trends aren’t just set, they’re made. L.A. County manufacturers play a big role in creating the next big apparel and design obsessions. Ranked #1 in apparel and furniture manufacturing, our advanced facilities and creative whims set us above the rest. Influential apparel and home decor companies like Guess, Lucky Brand, Jonathan Adler, and Forever 21 have a presence in the L.A. region. Expand your manufacturing business in a timeless city shaping the trends of tomorrow.

Automotive Innovation Has a Home Here

Almost every major automotive manufacturer has a design studio in the Los Angeles region. With a General Motors design studio in North Hollywood and Honda’s in Downtown Los Angeles, automotive manufacturers and designers gain inspiration from the vibrant and innovative L.A. community.

L.A. Companies in Advanced Manufacturing

Invest in Building the Future

There’s never been a better time to come to L.A. – learn about the L.A. advantage. Explore L.A.’s leading sectors and connect with us to learn what Global LA can do for you.