20 Reasons to Do Business in L.A. County

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Health Services11. A major center for higher education

There are 121 campuses of higher education in L.A. County. This count includes one U.C. campus, five campuses of the California State University system, and private institutions like Caltech, the Claremont Colleges, Occidental College, Woodbury University and the University of Southern California. Caltech, UCLA, and USC are major research universities. Among the campuses, 33 are community colleges, which offer an array of programs, including computer assisted design and manufacturing, computer animation, apparel design and culinary arts. In addition, there are specialized institutions such as the Art Center College of Design, The Colburn School (of music), Otis College of Art & Design, and the California Institute of the Arts. Read more about our education industry.

12. A major force in the entertainment industry

The motion picture/TV production industry employs over 159,900 people, and generates receipts of $55.9 billion. The music industry is well known, plus the concert business, but information for these two industries is harder to track. Today, the entertainment sector definitely includes video game producers. Read more about our entertainment industry.

13. A leader in engineering design

According to the latest roster of top design firms published by Engineering News Record, four of the top ten design firms in the U.S. are located in Los Angeles County. These are supported by 9 engineering schools. Read more about our professional services industry.

14. A leader in environmental technology

Be it remediation activities, prevention of pollution, water quality expertise, or alternate fuel vehicle technology, Los Angeles has a significant and growing base, with the engineering firms providing a diverse array of expertise. Read more about our technology industry.

15. A leader in health services

Training, education and research are supported by four medical schools, three dental schools, and specialized treatment facilities such as the Doheny Eye Clinic at USC, the House Ear Institute, and the Stein Eye Clinic at UCLA. Also, the City of Hope in Duarte carries out advanced cancer treatment and research. Read more about our health services industry.

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