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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

Popular Southeast LA chef Thomas Ortega (Amor y Tacos, Playa Amor) is adding another new restaurant to his repertoire this week. It’s called Amorcito Taqueria, and it opens inside the LBX Hangar property in Long Beach, a mixed-used development stuffed with other restaurant ideas.
Long Beach restaurants are teaming up for Restaurant Week happening at the end of the month, and like every year, there's going to plenty of food to go around.
During Fiscal Year 2018, the Long Beach City Council set aside $450,000 in savings to create a business corridor improvement pilot program benefiting three business zones on Carson Street, Anaheim Street and Pacific Avenue. The first to reap the fruits of this investment was the Norse Village Business Association (NVBA) area.
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Earlier today, the City of Long Beach and Ninth District Councilmember Rex Richardson announced an acquisition agreement made with a North Long Beach property owner at 6841-6845 Atlantic Avenue (“Atlantic Farms”), Long Beach, California 90805. The final sale, which will be pending City Council approval on February 5, 2019, will set the stage for a state of the art village-style campus of supportive services for people experiencing homelessness. Supportive services will include a much-anticipated year-round homeless shelter with 125 beds. 
The Long Beach Police Department announced today that year-end citywide crime statistics for 2018, reflect an 8.4% decrease in Part 1 crime, which includes reductions in both violent and property crimes when compared to 2017. 
The City of Long Beach is proud to release the 2018 Year in Review, a book that offers a snapshot of the City’s accomplishments and accolades for the year. During 2018, the City received national recognition for its efforts in technology, sound financial reporting, public safety, LGBTQ inclusion, addressing mental health and homelessness, housing, city planning, community preparedness, sustainability, and economic development.
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2018 Year in Review

The City of Long Beach is proud to release the 2018 Year in Review, a book that offers a snapshot of the City’s accomplishments and accolades for the year.

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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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