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Southland gets a leg up on aerospace, advanced manufacturing grants

The Southern California region received a federal designation this week intended to funnel money into its aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. The designation gives the region the first crack at $1.3 billion in federal grants. Though the aerospace industry has shrunk here over the last few decades, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in announcing the designation that he thinks the new opportunity will invigorate the region's businesses and workforce, as well as the city's economy. "We know how critical aerospace and advanced manufacturing have been to the history of Los Angeles, to the building of Southern California and this entire region," Garcetti said....