Management and Innovation Services
Management and Innovation Services is a rapidly growing cluster of professional assistance focused on helping businesses communicate, develop and implement products, and process innovations. The major sectors include; telecommunications, information services, engineering and design services, scientific/technical consulting services, and research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences.
California is one of the most regulated places in the world, which means that state and federal permit requirements drive much of the work in this industry cluster. These requirements pushed the development of local expertise in environmental protection and analysis, habitat restoration, water and wastewater infrastructure design. This expertise is exportable and has become a competitive advantage internationally. As standards rise, they will continue to drive a market for technical expertise that meets and exceeds the requirements outlined by environmental regulation. The energy industry and state and federal policies regarding greenhouse gas emissions will also drive growth in technical solution companies.