LAEDC Quoted: “SpaceX was huge in terms of changing the face of what aerospace and defense looks like, really transforming it into the appearance of this sexy, cool, innovative industry,” said JoAnne Stewart, a senior strategic director at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
Aerospace and defense startups are popping up in West L.A.’s Silicon Beach tech scene, Stewart said. Other companies like Monrovia-based AeroVironment, which builds drones, is also developing electric vehicle charging stations.
“I think that speaks to what Silicon Beach really represents, which is the convergence of all of these different types of technologies,” Stewart said.
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