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Economic Development

The City of Long Beach Economic Development Department's mission is to create economic opportunities for workers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

Our staff, along with partners across the City, offer the following core services to create a vibrant, resilient, and inclusive economic ecosystem:

  • Grow and strengthen established industry clusters and emerging sectors in Long Beach.
  • Increase access to economic opportunities in low-income communities to advance economic equity.
  • Build a supportive economic ecosystem that creates reliable pathways for entrepreneurs to confidently start and grow successful business.
  • Create more responsive, cost-effective, and streamlined City processes to grow investment and development in the city.
  • Enhance quality of life to grow businesses, jobs, and investment that support a thriving local economy.
  • Advance an integrated approach to local and regional economic development to enhance business opportunities and global connectedness.

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Latest News

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New renderings reveal what the Breakers Building will look like after community-investment partnership Pacific6 has completed its renovation of the 14-story building on Ocean Boulevard.
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The City Council voted unanimously during its Tuesday, Aug. 13 meeting to approve a five-story, 88-unit affordable housing complex in Cambodia Town, at the intersection of East Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue.
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Cal State Long Beach has been ranked as one of the nation’s “best bargains” in education in a report released Monday by Money magazine.
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Press Releases

The City of Long Beach has received four prestigious awards by the Los Angeles section of the American Planning Association (APA).
Yesterday, the Long Beach City Council authorized the City to enter into an agreement with the California State University, Long Beach Foundation, to provide continuing education workforce development classes in Downtown Long Beach.
Today, the City of Long Beach hosted an event to celebrate the local, First Place 2018 CommunityWINS® (Working/Investing in Neighborhood Stabilization) grant recipient for large cities (250,000+ population). Mayor Robert Garcia, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo presented a $300,000 award to Pacific Gateway Workforce Partnership, Inc. (Pacific Gateway), to be used for the Citywide Market for Hourly Labor Program.
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2019 Blueprint Update

Want to know more about the work that the City of Long Beach and its partners are doing to advance the Blueprint for Economic Development but could not make it to this year's Blueprint Update? Head over to our Blueprint Update page to view presentation slides and videos that detail programs and initiatives that address each Focus Area.




DataLB: Geospatial & Open Data Hub

DataLB is the city's new public GeoSpatial & Open Data Portal for exploring, visualizing and downloading data that has been made publicly available.
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