The Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC), created by MIT graduate Alexander Simoes, helps display and organize import and export data in a visual narrative so that users can quickly pick up on insights and retrieve key facts.
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Home to 18.55 million people across 5 counties, a large population in the LA area drives significant demand for local manufacturing and truck transportation throughout the region. Surprisingly, 42% of all goods produced in California are shipped only within 50 miles of their origin. This built-in consumer market for goods like clothing, furniture, metal arts, and food products easily keeps local producers in business. Of course, greater Los Angeles manufacturing facilities do not exist to solely meet the demands of the citizens.