Since our last buyer’s guide, we’ve weathered a government shutdown and an LSA market still coping with a modestly recovering economy. Manufacturers domestic and foreign are tightening their belts to stay viable, but undaunted innovation continues.
The LSA movement’s ability to weather tough times derives in part from the explosive age of technology we live in. And that technology is increasingly becoming democratized. For every large manufacturer with several models and deep pockets, you’ll find scores of smaller companies with leading-edge design innovation and production methods that enable them to compete with the “big boys.”