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Let’s Talk About Job-Doers

21 Jun

This month marks the first anniversary of the Sustainable Development Report, Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors’ monthly newsletter that spreads the word about ideas, programs and projects that are helpful to professionals seeking to create thriving, healthy, vibrant communities.

Notwithstanding the sour news from Europe or the recent disappointing national job numbers, we are in the midst of a burgeoning spirit of innovation, boldness and determination that marks a turning point in our economic recovery. The creativity and energy of our communities can only be stifled for so long.

As this issue reveals, tech start-ups and their supporting infrastructure are popping up throughout the Southland. New partnerships and collaborations are being built to address gaps in workforce training and education. Long-absent construction cranes are beginning to return to their local habitat. And even the gleam of space exploration is back in the light of the Southern California spring as SpaceX’s successful launch and recovery of a commercial spacecraft reminds us of giant leaps of the past and great deeds to come.

As ELP Advisors moves into its second year of business, we’re energized by new staff, new projects and a driving commitment to building healthy communities with family-supporting jobs, diverse transportation and housing options, dynamic businesses, beautiful places and deep civic engagement.

Sincerely yours,

Cecilia V. Estolano | Jennifer LeSar | Katherine Aguilar Perez

Harnessing Advanced Manufacturing in Southern California

21 Jun

While most sectors have seen a decline in employment in recent years, more than 495,000 manufacturing jobs have been created nation-wide since January 2010. According to a new white paper by the Boston Company Asset Management, “small to midsize component suppliers are among the U.S. companies most likely to benefit first from a resurgence in American manufacturing.” With over half-a-million manufacturing jobs in the Los Angeles area, the region is saturated with small-sized manufacturing companies, over half of which are in the higher-wage durable manufacturing subsector.  Well-established firms like Superior Thread Rolling Company and B&B Manufacturing Co., supply high-precision, complex, specialty machined parts for aerospace, military and other leading sectors.  Firms like these form the backbone of Southern California’s solid, but often overlooked advanced manufacturing cluster. Continue reading