The greater Los Angeles area has the largest concentration of advanced manufacturing
firms in the state, followed by the San Francisco Bay Area. Because the range of industries
included in Advanced Manufacturing is so broad, it is preferable to search by specific industry
manufacturers or computers
in order to get a useful map of company distribution.
The GlobalSpec Engineering Search Engine allows
users to search for manufacturers according to keyword (e.g. electronics) within a fixed radius
of any zip code in California. The results are displayed 20 at a time on a modified Google map. The
GlobalSpec search engine is free and does not require registration.