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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. 
Industry Coalitions
>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.  

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.
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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Major SCV Aerospace Employers
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