Los Angeles, now the second most populous city in the U.S., was founded back in 1781 by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. In 1848, the U.S. government purchased the city as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Limited access to water hindered expansion until the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913. In the 1920’s, the U.S. film industry relocated to Los Angeles, heralding the birth of Hollywood. Following World War II, the greater Los Angeles area expanded greatly with the help of a new highway system and the emergence of a multitude of suburbs.
Today, Los Angeles is considered a hotbed of innovative ideas, products, and the entrepreneurial spirit. In recent years, car makers including Ford, Chevrolet, Honda, Mazda, Toyota, and BMW have relocated design centers to the area. The largest major manufacturing center in the U.S., Los Angeles has branched out from its historically three-tiered economy, focused on aerospace, entertainment, and tourism, to a more diversified economy, embracing on international trade, manufacturing, petroleum, fashion and the 5th busiest port in the world. The city’s proximity to the major Pacific manufacturing nations like Japan, Korea, and Taiwan make an ideal shipping and transportation hub. This factors into why over 50 foreign companies have their U.S. headquarters in the city. If the greater Los Angeles area were counted as a country, it would represent the 15th largest economy in the world. Multinational companies such as Fox Entertainment Group, Occidental Petroleum, and Health Net call the area home.
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