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Local Resources To Develop A Successful Business From The Ground Up

Release Date: 2018-05-21

By: Brandon Richardson

The numerous development projects underway and planned throughout the City of Long Beach will result not only in more residential units, but also office, retail and industrial space that will need to be filled by new or expanding businesses. To attract business and foster growth and sustainability with those already here, the city has a number of programs to educate and assist entrepreneurs.

“We’ve recognized that it’s hard to open a business and that many people are willing to do the work because they are passionate about their idea and business plan,” John Keisler, director of the City of Long Beach Economic Development Department (EDD), said. “There are certain milestones in the process where people need a little extra support or a little push to get the project over the finish line. We think it is very important to offer a range of incentives and assistance that can be used at different times of the business startup process or expansion.”

Read more on the Long Beach Business Journal