Generally, clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers and associated institutions in a particular industry sector. The “clustering” of businesses can enhance the competitive advantage of a region by fueling competition in the local economy, which often leads to quality job creation. The SCVEDC has targeted its economic development efforts to assist in the expansion of the five industry clusters below.
The Aerospace & Defense industry has a solid presence in the Santa Clarita Valley and is focused on aerospace product and parts manufacturing, space research and technology and national security/international affairs. The Aerospace & Defense Coalition (ADC) is made up of over sixty SCV aerospace and defense companies that meet quarterly in the SCV.
The Santa Clarita Valley enjoys a reputation as a national leader in the discovery and engineering of much noteworthy advancements in the medical device field. Our advanced workforce, high quality of life and strong training infrastructure are just a few of factors that make the SCV a productive location for firms.
The Santa Clarita Valley is a sought after location for businesses involved in the production of high-value added, technical, or capital-intensive goods that require advanced inputs and manufacturing processes. The outputs produced by our firms are very diverse and range from electronics to engines and industrial machinery.
The Santa Clarita Valley hosts production companies of all sizes for dozens of commercials, hit television shows and feature films, representing hundreds of shooting days each year. The SCV is also supported by one of the premier academic institutions for the arts, the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
The Santa Clarita Valley is home to a variety of information technology firms engaged in software publishing, telecommunications, data processing and hosting, and computer design. The SCV has a unique quality lifestyle and amenities that encourages IT top talent to locate here.