Who We Are
Supersonic travel, the Space Shuttle, and advanced stealth technology were all born here. NASA astronauts train here and now commercial space flight is being pioneered here. But today, we’re also showing the world that we have the right stuff when it comes to developing advanced materials, building clean transport systems, crafting high-precision parts, generating fresh, green energy while adding value to innovative agricultural products.
With easy access to key transport corridors, good rail service, and three of America’s top seaports within a seventy-mile radius, it’s no surprise that we’ve found favor with many distribution and logistics firms. Global traders enjoy the tax and tariff advantages of our Foreign Trade Zone. We also think you’ll find our air quality district, separate and distinct from LA’s stringent South Coast AQMD, to be refreshing.
Yes, we are a world apart from LA, yet we’re close at hand. The Leading Edge puts 21 million Southern Californian’s at your doorstep, the Western U.S. within a day’s drive and new Pacific Rim opportunities ready to explore.
Our enterprising group of business-savvy cities also understands how to help companies succeed. They’ve cut red tape and work to fast-track projects so you can get going quicker, with less worry and lower cost. As a matter of fact, our business facilities cost about 65% less than those found in Los Angeles or San Francisco. Labor costs are also lower, yet our workforce is highly trained, very motivated and anxious to work for local firms.
The AV EDGE, is the public/private partnership that facilitates business growth and opportunity within our 3000 square-mile region. We serve as allies for enterprise, helping you chart the best course towards finding success and new prosperity here.
Take time to discover the amazing opportunities found along Southern California’s Leading Edge.
train here and now commercial space flight is being pioneered here. But today, we’re also showing the world that we have the right stuff when it comes to developing advanced materials, building clean transport systems, crafting high-precision parts, generating fresh, green energy while adding value to innovative agricultural products.
Why Invest in AV Edge?
Business leaders throughout our region have discovered the great competitive edge they can gain by becoming a part of the Alliance.
As a member of the Alliance, your organization will be part of the critical voice for the region while making key connections with like-minded business executives.
Our Investors also get priority access to our insightful research reports, deeper understanding of current issues at quarterly meetings and special events plus the expert assistance of AV EDGE staff when needed.
The first step in becoming an Ally is easy … simply provide your name and contact information. We’ll follow-up with details on the many ways you can contribute to making our region more competitive, more compelling place to conduct business.
We look forward to having you join us on the Leading Edge.
Invest to support our regional efforts
AV EDGE membership is open to all businesses, government agencies and community organizations interested in investing in our regions’ future. The tax-deductible investment for membership is as low as $208 / month. Investor companies receive four tickets to each of our quarterly meetings, periodic e-newsletters and special bulletins on topics of regional importance, private briefings and insightful counseling.
AV EDGE offers additional opportunities for underwriters, sponsors and supporters of our events, publications and research.