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A motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn, unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors, proclaims the week of March 20-24, 2017, as “Southern California Aerospace Week” in Los Angeles County and acknowledges the efforts of the Southern California Aerospace Council.

“Southern California Aerospace Week” was launched by the Southern California Aerospace Council to highlight the Aerospace and Defense industry’s vital economic impact on the region’s economy, supporting tens of thousands of Southern California families with well-paying jobs. 

“The aerospace and defense industry in Los Angeles county has been the center of U.S. manufacturing which has spurred scientific invention, new innovations and economic vitality benefitting our region and the nation,” said Supervisor Barger.   “The industry remains a dominant regional driver of employment and wages, supporting more than 245,000 direct and indirect jobs and paying more than $20 billion annually.”

“The aerospace industry supports tens of thousands of good paying jobs in my district and across LA County,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “The Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo is the anchor that keeps these critical aerospace jobs in our communities. These are jobs worth fighting for and as the federal government looks at possible base closures in an attempt to save money, the County of Los Angeles will work closely with our Congressional delegation to keep the L.A. Air Force Base secure.”