publication . Article . 1995

The industrial resurgence of southern California? Advanced ground transportation equipment manufacturing and local economic development

Allen J. Scott; David Bergman;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1995
Abstract
Southern California is in a deeply rooted process of economic restructuring. Much of the region's manufacturing base is made up of two groups of industries: a declining aerospace - defense sector, and a low-wage, low-skill sweatshop sector. What are the prospects for creating a growing manufacturing base focused on high-wage, high-skill industries? In this paper we examine the opportunities presented by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's S183 billion thirty-year capital improvement plan as the potential catalyst of a set of technological and manufacturing synergies that would reorient the regional economy towards a new advanced ground...
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free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Public Administration, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Aerospace, business.industry, business, Economic sector, Competitive advantage, Sweatshop, Metropolitan area, Private sector, Economics, Economy, Economic restructuring, Industrial organization, Local economic development
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