Business Services

You selected Long Beach as your business home, now let us show you around.

By basing your company here, you have made a choice supported by 15,000 other business owners who recognize Long Beach as the prime business location in southern California.

The city is ideally situated between Los Angeles and Orange County, giving Long Beach businesses access to a massive business-to-business and business-to-consumer base. Reaching out to those audiences can be challenging, which is why our team of experts is here to partner with you.


When it comes to relocating or growing a business, Long Beach couldn't be better situated. We're the seventh largest city in California and centrally located between Los Angeles and Orange Counties. What business couldn't benefit from being right in the middle of America's second largest metropolitan area? Or if you want a more global reach, the Port of Long Beach is the second busiest port in the U.S. and gives you easy access to trade anywhere in the Pacific or the world.

Economic Development and Cultural Affairs sponsors business training seminars, and offers assistance on issues such as securing permits, selecting potential business sites and hiring employees. We have access to various
financing programs to provide capital to local businesses, which helps you create jobs and stimulate growth in the city. We also help you take advantage of tax incentives by sharing information on the city's Enterprise and Foreign Trade Zones, as well as the many state and federal sponsored tax credit programs.

Whether you are launching a company or looking to expand an existing business - start the process here. Our team is ready to assist you. Call (562) 570-6615 to get your business started.

In 2009, the City of Long Beach was named the Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County. Overall, Long Beach has been recognized with a number of national and state awards for being a great place to live, work and play.