California's Manufacturing Network (CMN)

CMTC Partners and Affiliations

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California’s Manufacturing Network (CMN) was formed and is led by CMTC to expand capabilities and capacity to efficiently serve Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers (SMMs) statewide. This Network delivers services that address the regional challenges driven by a diverse manufacturing community. The Network is a collaboration of more than 25 partners focused on serving SMMs in rural and urban areas statewide. CMN has increased the number of SMMs served to more than 1,300 companies annually, which adds significant economic impact for manufacturers and the public good of the State of California. 

NEAP Assistance Partners

In September 2020, CMTC announced a significant expansion of California’s Manufacturing Network to help Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers (SMMs) across the state survive, recover, and thrive as they navigate through the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. CMTC's NEAP Assistance Partners include:

COVID-19 recovery and resilience services delivered by Business Stabilization Consultants are made possible by the NIST MEP National Emergency Assistance Program (NEAP) through funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub.L. 116–136).


Local Economic Development Corporations

CMTC partners with local Economic Development Corporations, Economic Development Agencies and Chambers of Commerce. These agencies share the vision of maintaining a strong local economy through the promotion and support of manufacturers in Southern California. A partial listing of CMTC’s partners in this category include:

Workforce Training Partnerships and Affiliations

CMTC is committed to the development of a highly skilled workforce that will sustain California's economic vitality. CMTC partners with some of the top training, economic development and industry associations in the state – including the California Employment Training Panel (ETP), to offset the cost of bringing high quality, customized, on-site training to manufacturing companies. CMTC’s Workforce Training Partners include:

City and County Offices

CMTC partners with City and County offices throughout the Southern California region to provide assistance on enterprise zones, permitting regulations and other business services that are helpful to the manufacturing community. The City and County offices partnering with CMTC in this effort are:

Information Technology Implementation Partnerships

CMTC recognizes the vital role that IT services firms play in supporting the manufacturing community. CMTC’s IT Associate community provides enterprise technology solutions that will drive efficiency and simplicity for manufacturers. In addition, these Associates help introduce CMTC’s services to new customers.

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal)

The goal of AMP SoCal is to strengthen the industrial ecosystem for Southern California aerospace and defense manufacturers and their supply chain through the provision of tools, talent, and capacity to master the future. We are committed to make our companies the most productive and efficient in the world, so that they can compete and win in the global marketplace. We are a collaboration of government, academia and industry united in the common goal of strengthening the industrial ecosystem for aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers throughout the 10-county Southern California region – an A&D industry cluster and a federally designated manufacturing community since 2014.

The USC Center for Economic Development (CED), an applied research center of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, leads the AMP SoCal effort in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and more than 135 companies and organizations from both public and private sectors. The AMP SoCal network leverages the combined knowledge, innovation and political support of its members to accomplish its goal of supporting the A&D industry. AMP SoCal initiatives address needs in workforce and training, advanced technology adoption, research and development and business assistance.