California ranked #1 in United States for manufacturing output
Recent legislation and technological evolution have sparked a renaissance within the manufacturing sector in California. It’s now ranked first in the United States for manufacturing jobs, numbers of firms and gross output—accounting for 11.4 percent of the total U.S. output in 2013.
Aerospace has been a major staple of the Los Angeles Area manufacturing sector, though the manufacturing sector is diverse with many producers taking advantage of access to the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach. These ports together make up the busiest container port on the West Coast of the U.S.
California’s prominence as a global hub for manufacturing is often underestimated. Below, see details on the state’s seven well-defined geographic clusters specializing in all areas of manufacturing output. And for further information, download our complete report on the future of manufacturing in California.