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The Innovation Team (i-team) was launched in May of 2015 and extends the City's capacity to rapidly advance research and development through a bold, data-driven, and transparent approach to innovation. In 2017, the i-team shifted its efforts and focus on Public Safety from Economic Development. 

The i-team is generously supported by Long Beach City Council and a $3 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The i-team uses a proven innovation approach to work with partners both inside and outside of city government to deeply understand issues and develop new approaches to solving urban challenges. The i-team exhaustive earlier efforts in economic development have led to a number of initiatives that make it easier for entrepreneurs to start and grow their business in Long Beach. 


Press Releases

The City of Long Beach online Business Portal, BizPort, has been recognized with a national Government Experience Award in the Government-to-Business category, by the Center for Digital Government.
The City of Long Beach Innovation Team (i-team), in collaboration with Work Evolution and Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, will host a pop-up art event featuring visual art, performing art, and an Open...
On April 4, 2017, City Council approved the City’s Draft Blueprint for Economic Development that informs the City’s overall economic development work plan for the next ten years, by a unanimous vote.
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