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Aerospace & Defense Industry in SCV.
The Aerospace & Defense industry involves organizations that focus on aerospace products and parts manufacturing, space research and technology and national security & international affairs. Strong political support, a highly educated workforce, unique training infrastructure and the presence of many networking and support programs make the Santa Clarita Valley an attractive location. 
Ideally located next to major interstates and with
close proximity to LAX and the ports.
Customized free or low-cost workforce training
and apprenticeship programs.
Market access, highly skilled labor force, and
strong industry coalitions.
SCV Employed Population
Of those, 43% work in management, business, science or the arts.
SCV Residents Have Completed Some College
Our region is one of the highest educated in Southern California.

SCV Median Household Income
 One of the highest in the state of California as residents work in high-paying fields.

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Employment in Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing


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Of all SCV jobs in the SCV are in
the advanced manufacturing

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Great Location

The business-friendly Santa Clarita Valley is conveniently located next to Interstate 5 and Highway 14 and is home to the 3rd largest city in Los Angeles County, the City of Santa Clarita. SCV is a growing area encompassing 520 square miles with a population of approximately 300,000 residents.


Just 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Clarita Valley enjoys access to 23 interstate and local highways and enjoys easily accessible to LAX, Burbank Hollywood Airport, and the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. SCV is ideally situated to help companies grow.

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Cost Benefits
Cost Benefits 1

The Santa Clarita Valley is the low cost option for highly competitive businesses in Southern California. This award-winning region offers businesses a great value compared to similar regions. 

Cost Benefits 4

With NO gross receipts tax and NO utility user taxes, SCV’s pro-business climate makes it one of Los Angeles County’s fastest growing hubs for technology and innovation.

Cost Benefits 3

Companies and their teams love it here! Lower costs of living means employees can get more bang for their buck when they live in SCV. Great schools, safe neighborhoods, and plenty of recreational activities make the Santa Clarita Valley one of the best places to live in the USA.

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Major Employers.

Our market access, advanced workforce, unmatched quality of life and presence of local, high growth firms will likely propel future growth in this industry. Also, the community's proximity to the Port of Los Angeles and its access to rail, interstates and other highways allow it to offer strong access to supply and distribution channels. These are just a few reasons why many aerospace and defense companies have chosen the Santa Clarita Valley as their home.


Because the Santa Clarita Valley offers a high quality of life, a variety of tax and incentive programs for both small and large companies, and close proximity to  most Southern California business centers, it's no wonder our region has been  named Los Angeles County's most business-friendly city time and time again.


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Aerospace & Defense Forum
80+ Companies


SCVEDC is pleased to announce the formation of the newest chapter of the Aerospace & Defense Forum here in Santa Clarita and is the SCV Chapter Sponsor.  The A&D Forum community consists of industry senior executives and professionals who share news, information and analysis through their website and monthly chapter meetings.  

The SCV Advantage.
  • Customized workforce training including apprenticeship programs geared towards aerospace & defense
  • Ideally placed between City of Palmdale, Edwards AFB, and centers of military research
  • Highly educated labor force 
  • Access to rail/highway infrastructure (Interstate-5 expansion)
  • Access to Port of Long Beach & LA and SCV and FTZ
  • State-of-the art facilities with room for growth
  • No gross receipts tax, no business license fee, no utility user tax, no payroll tax
  • Use tax rebate program available in the City of Santa Clarita