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These Four New Restaurants are heading to the Long Beach Exchange in Early 2019 12/7/2018 Tacos, ramen, Nashville-style chicken and Latin food spots have been added to the menu of restaurants coming early next year to the Long Beach Exchange.
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Long Beach, CA: More Than L.A.'s Kid Brother 12/6/2018 Long Beach is chock-a-block with things to do even if you opt to skip the beach. The city is probably most famous for the Queen Mary, an elegant Cunard cruise liner that retired to life as a hotel in the 1960s.
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Despite Steep Competition, Hospitality And Tourism Industry Continues To Grow 12/3/2018 With increasing convention and meetings bookings and growing interest in the city as a tourist destination, Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) President and CEO Steve Goodling is bullish on the future of the city’s hospitality, tourism and convention industry in 2019 and beyond.
Long Beach Enters New Partnership To Promote Trade With Canada 12/3/2018 The Long Beach City Council recently approved the formation of a new partnership with the MAPLE Business Council, an organization that specializes in promoting economic activity between Southern California and Canada. As a result of the agreement, the two parties are planning to host networking events, expand training programs for business owners interested in working across the border, and arrange for business delegations to visit our neighbor to the north.
Where to shop local in Long Beach on Small Business Saturday 11/21/2018 American Express launched Small Business Saturday eight years ago to support the small ventures hurting from the recession. Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, it’s now an annual tradition to shop small for the holidays, with Long Beach businesses—from entire corridors to pop-ups—celebrating the occasion.
Virgin Orbit’s Cosmic Girl Aircraft and LauncherOne Rocket Complete ‘Flawless’ Test Flight Over SoCal 11/19/2018 It was one big step toward plans to reach orbit early next year with Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit’s “flawless” test flight of its rocket which soared under the wing of a customized former passenger aircraft over Southern California on Sunday.
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Alamitos Bay Parking: Why It’ll Get Worse, and What the City is Doing About It 11/17/2018 When the restaurants in Alamitos Bay Landing and along the stretch of Marina Drive south of Second Street are busy, parking is a nightmare. And they’re usually busy. To address the need for additional parking, the City’s Economic Development Department is heading the Alamitos Bay Parking and Circulation Master Plan and seeking creative ways to increase mobility along Marina Drive.
Building Parklets in Long Beach Could Face Fewer Obstacles as city Looks to Streamline Process 11/14/2018 Whether you’re Downtown, on Retro Row or in Bixby Knolls, parklets and sidewalk dining areas are becoming more and more ubiquitous in Long Beach and the city is looking at ways to make it easier for businesses to apply for them.
Long Beach Unveils new Career Resource Center to Help Job Seekers 11/13/2018 Need help writing a resume? Looking for tips on salary negotiations? Or just trying to find some general career advice? Long Beach has the spot for you.
The Breakers Hotel To Be Reborn In 2020 11/5/2018 Almost 100 years since it first opened its doors to downtown Long Beach, the historic Breakers building will soon be back in business as a hotel. Purchased in November 2017 by Pacific6, an investment group made up of six Long Beach entrepreneurs, the hotel is slated to open in 2020.
Historic mosaic mural unveiled to the public shows parts of Long Beach’s vibrant past 10/27/2018 It was a complete surprise to the new owners of a prominent bank building on Ocean Boulevard when they discovered a hidden mosaic on its facade, one with regional historical significance, its colorful tiles covered in white and kept from the eyes of the public for years.
Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket paired with ‘Cosmic Girl’ 747 aircraft at Long Beach Airport 10/26/2018 Virgin Orbit, a division of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, for the first time this week attached its LauncherOne rocket to a customized 747 airplane at Long Beach Airport — part of a plan to have a mobile launch site for small satellites going into space.
Long Beach Mayor Discusses Airport, breakwater in 2028 Olympics Preview – and Hints City May Land More Sports 10/25/2018 When the International Olympic Committee announced the 2028 Summer Olympics would be hosted in Los Angeles, it was well known Long Beach would play a key role. According to L.A.’s winning bid, the water polo, BMX, handball, sailing, triathlon and open-water swimming competitions were all slated to happen in L.A. County’s second-largest city.
Local Agency Provides Skills Training For Job Seekers: Pacific Gateway Connects Employers With Workers In Training 10/22/2018 Pacific Gateway, the workforce development arm of the City of Long Beach, provides workplace-related skills training to local residents who are underemployed or in need of employment. The agency also works with area employers to find and train local talent based on industry needs.
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Long Beach College ‘Promise 2.0’ Guarantees Transition For LBCC Students To CSULB 10/22/2018

Partners in the Long Beach College Promise, an initiative that prioritizes Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students for acceptance to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and provides them a tuition-free year at Long Beach City College (LBCC), announced new enhancements to the program with Promise 2.0 taking effect next fall.

Local Women In Business Optimistic About The Future 10/22/2018 Women in business are proliferating throughout the United States. The latest American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses report found that, as of 2017, women were starting businesses two-and-a-half times faster than the national average, and that there were 114% more women-owned businesses in the U.S. than there were two decades ago. By comparison, in the same time period the overall national growth rate for businesses was 44%
Improved Prices Lead to Strong Investment From Area Oil And Gas Operators 10/22/2018 After the Brent and Western Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil benchmarks reached a four-year high in October, the Energy Information Administration expects prices to remain steady into next year. Prices are forecast to average $74 per barrel (bbl) by the end of 2018, a marked improvement over 2017’s $54.25 bbl.
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Small Business Showcase: Atlantic Avenue, North Long Beach 10/22/2018 Artist Cynthia Lujan opened Flatline Art Gallery with her co-director, Elizabeth Munzon, last year. Both Lujan and Munzon had experience in putting on exhibitions in alternative spaces before opening the art gallery. Each month, either Lujan or Munzon curate a show at Flatline Art Gallery to exhibit visual art from the Long Beach community. The gallery showcases photography, painting, sculptures, digital media and more from Long Beach artists.
Height wars in Long Beach continue: Report details 30-story hotel project 10/19/2018 The height wars within Downtown Long Beach have officially begun. Shortly after the Shoreline Gateway broke ground earlier this month—what will be the city’s tallest building at 417 feet when complete—the city released its environmental report on a 30-story hotel being proposed for the site at 100 E. Ocean Blvd.
Hospitality Industry A Big Plus For City Coffers - Local Hotels Bring In A Record $28.6 Million In Transient Occupancy Tax 10/8/2018 The Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), a nonprofit organization, which runs the Long Beach Tourism Business Improvement Area in downtown and markets the city as a convention and tourism destination, announced that in fiscal year 2017-2018 ending September 30, hotels brought in a record level of transient occupancy tax (TOT): $28.6 million. That’s an 8% increase from the previous fiscal year and a 130% increase since 2002.
Shoreline Gateway, soon to be Long Beach’s tallest tower, breaks ground 10/4/2018 The second phase of one of the largest developments in Long Beach, at Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue, officially broke ground today, bringing Long Beach tallest building one step closer to reality.
Portuguese Bend, Long Beach’s first distillery, breaks ground and releases renderings 10/4/2018

Portuguese Bend, the endeavor announced last year from the owners of Lola’s and The Social List, Luis and Brenda Navarro—and their third dive into gastronomy, offering the city its first Made In Long Beach spirits, has officially broken ground.

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NDC GAF Assists a Long Beach, California Coffee Roasting Business Expand Operations. 10/1/2018 After years of hard work perfecting their light-roast technique, Nathan Tourtellotte and Andrew Phillips purchased a struggling coffee shop on 4th Street in Long Beach, CA and rebranded it as the Rose Park Roasters location.Growth  of their wholesale business since opening the retail storefront has increased significantly, and by 2017, they were ready to expand with the help of a Grow Long Beach Fund loan.
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Helping Prepare The Workforce Of The Future – The Port Of Long Beach Becomes College Promise Program Partner 9/24/2018 At its September 10 meeting, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the port becoming the fifth partner in the Long Beach College Promise, joining Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Long Beach City College (LBCC), California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the city itself in providing more accessibility to higher education. 
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Small Long Beach businesses could thrive with new law permitting the sale of home-cooked food 9/21/2018 Long Beach is a village of cottage businesses, mini-enterprises where home cooks and bakers create astonishing grub from their homes, package it, and offer it for sale at such establishments as Portfolio and MADE by Millworks in DTLB.
Long Beach Airport on board to become the nation’s most sustainable 9/20/2018 Long Beach will soon begin to develop a plan to house the country’s most sustainable airport, thanks to a unanimous City Council vote last month.
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New Solar-Powered, All-Electric Townhomes Open In Downtown Long Beach 9/19/2018

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — New townhouses up for sale in downtown Long Beach come with smart appliances, and no gas bills.

Details revealed for 97-unit mixed-use project in Long Beach 9/18/2018

Long Beach could see not one, but two large residential projects within blocks of each other move forward this Thursday.

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Long Beach immigrants create thousands of jobs, pay millions in taxes, new report finds 9/18/2018 Immigrants living in Long Beach were 18.5 percent more likely to be entrepreneurs than their U.S.-born counterparts in 2016 and helped create or preserve nearly 6,000 local manufacturing jobs, according to a report released Monday by New American Economy.
In Long Beach, Plus Development plans 120-unit mixed-use complex 9/18/2018 Plus Development, which has focused primarily on luxury single-family residences, is planning a 120-unit mixed-use development in Long Beach.
Cal State Long Beach ranks third best Western public university 9/13/2018 Cal State Long Beach is the third best public university in the West, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges report.
From donuts to beauty supplies and videos—these locals need your money to grow their small businesses 9/12/2018 The City—along with the Los Angeles Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Long Beach Community Foundation—established itself as a Kiva City late last year. It focuses on small businesses, which make up nearly 87 percent of businesses in the city and are one of the biggest sales tax drivers, according to City officials.
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Aquarium of the Pacific’s whale-shaped expansion begins to take form in Downtown Long Beach 9/11/2018 Construction on the Aquarium of the Pacific’s massive $53-milion expansion, dubbed the Pacific Visions wing, continues as the shape of its blue whale-inspired design takes form in DTLB.
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Necessary Skillsets For The Future Workforce – Long Beach Employers Concur That Effective Communication Is A Top Priority 9/10/2018 As the nation, state and region enjoy a state of full employment, businesses are contending with a tight labor market. But, even during a time when job seekers have the upper hand, the only surety is change – whether that’s an eventual change in economic dynamics or changes in the skills required to meet the demands of the modern workforce.
Shoreline Gateway, Soon to be Long Beach’s Tallest Tower, Breaks Ground Next Month 9/10/2018

The second phase of one of the largest developments in Long Beach, at Ocean Boulevard and
Alamitos Avenue, will be breaking ground next month, according to city officials—and bringing Long Beach its tallest building with it.

$30-Million ‘Dual-Brand’ Hotel Expansion Breaks Ground Near Long Beach Airport 9/6/2018 After announcing the expansion last year, the area occupied by the 13-story Holiday Inn will welcome a neighboring Staybridge Suites as workers broke ground on the project today.
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California Craft Beer Summit is coming to Long Beach (and bringing the West Coast’s largest beer festival with it) 9/6/2018 Nearly 170 craft breweries and thousands of brewers, beer geeks, and beverage industry folks will be invading our shores as the Californian Craft Beer Summit and its accompanying beer festival come to Long Beach for the first time.
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Wireless charging is now a reality for Long Beach’s battery electric bus fleet 9/6/2018 The city’s battery electric bus fleet will now be able to charge on the go after Long Beach Transit unveiled a wireless bus charging station outside the Long Beach Convention Center Thursday morning.
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Mapping Downtown Long Beach’s Sudden Development Boom 9/4/2018 The core of the City is experiencing a major flurry of development. At a public presentation in late August, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia rattled off a list of more than 30 projects underway in downtown Long Beach alone.
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Building A Better Long Beach 8/30/2018 On Tuesday, August 28, Mayor Robert Garcia presented the Building A Better Long Beach Forum, during which he providing an overview of more than 70 projects underway or planned throughout the City of Long Beach.
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40-Story Skyscraper Would be Long Beach’s Tallest 8/29/2018 A 35-story tower at the Shoreline Gateway project is due to break ground in 60 days, earning the title of Long Beach’s tallest building, says Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. But the high-rise won’t hold that title for long.
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Long Beach Airport Soon Will Have a Whole New Look. Take a peek 8/29/2018 Long Beach Airport (LGB) is getting ready for another face-lift. The historic airport in 2012 rolled out a sleek indoor/outdoor passenger terminal with new gate areas and upscale eateries. Now it’s set to add new ticketing and baggage claim areas, and transform the main building into a car rental facility.
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Addressing Employment Inequality in the City of Long Beach 8/29/2018 All-time low unemployment rates for the City of Long Beach made headlines last June in the City’s Economic Development Department’s press release. The press release highlighted the 4.1% unemployment rate for the monthly rate of May 2018, recorded and published by the State Employment Development Department (EDD). 
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LBUSD High Schools See Academic Accomplishments Aplenty 8/28/2018 High schools in the Long Beach Unified School District continue to reach new heights with existing pathway programs and innovative curriculum.
Mayor unveils plans to build on city’s largest undeveloped parcel 8/28/2018 Within the next few years, Downtown Long Beach will be taller than ever, with towering new high rises forever changing the city’s landscape.

That was the message from Mayor Robert Garcia on Tuesday as he highlighted nearly six dozen construction projects on the way in a presentation called “Building a Better Long Beach.”

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Assistance For Minority-Owned Businesses: Long Beach Agencies Expanding Education And Outreach Efforts To Help Firms Succeed 8/27/2018 According to the leaders of the city’s business improvement districts, the Long Beach Economic Development Department and the Long Beach Small Business Development Center, virtually all entrepreneurs face the same two challenges: obtaining access to capital and developing a business plan. By providing opportunities for funding and education, these local entities are striving to ensure that entrepreneurship is accessible for all.
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Long Beach Office Building Acquired for $35.8M, Sets Record 8/23/2018 The Salvation Army has sold a 12-story, 200,000-square-foot office building at 180 E. Ocean Blvd. for $35.8 million, or around $180 per square foot, to an affiliate of Santa Fe Springs-based real estate leasing firm Thrifty Oil Co., according to sources close to the deal.
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First look at Long Beach’s “8 by ’28” projects, coming as Los Angeles prepares to host the 2028 Olympic Games 8/20/2018 Last February, after it had been announced that Long Beach is a large part of plans for Los Angeles to host the 2028 Olympic Games, Mayor Robert Garcia unveiled his “8 by 28” plan for capital improvements, and the City Council approved it.
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Music, The Ocean And History: How Queen Mary Became One Of California's Hottest Concert Venues 8/15/2018 Long Beach, California's Queen Mary has had many lives since its inception in the 1930s. It served for 31 years as a luxury cruise liner before retiring in Long Beach in 1967. Since then it has been a world-famous tourist destination, a haunted house, home to weddings and proms, and more.
The Beacon, Long Beach’s Latest Affordable Housing Complex, Begins to Take Shape 8/6/2018 It is one of the more progressive affordable housing projects in Long Beach: beautiful in design, centrally located near transit and Downtown while also neighboring the Senior Arts Colony, and catering to veterans and senior citizens.
Port of Long Beach Headed for Record Breaking Year as Trade War With China escalates 7/31/2018 The port’s June report showed that container volume increased 14.2 percent compared to June 2017, with the equivalent of roughly 752,000 standard-size containers shipped to and from the facility, which was 4.4 percent higher than the port’s previous record month.
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Talking Business With The City Council: Councilmember Lena Gonzalez, 1st District 7/30/2018 Councilwoman Lena Gonzales speaks on the evolution of District 1 and the evercharging ambiance that has made it a growing business hub. Gonazales also provides a sneak peak into new programs and policies that will help small businesses take advantage of the growing local economy.
Port Supports Maritime Excellence Center At Long Beach City College 7/30/2018 Community college students interested in middle-skills jobs in global logistics and international trade have a new route to help guide them into a career, thanks to the Port of Long Beach.
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Long Beach Apartment Boom: Experts Agree All Indicators Remain Positive 7/30/2018 Demand for housing is not being met statewide, and cities are scrambling to catch up. With thousands of units under construction or planned, and ever-increasing rents, Long Beach is no different.
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Rents Continue To Increase For All Commercial Real Estate Markets 7/30/2018 Strong demand for all types of commercial real estate in Long Beach continues to put upward pressure on rental rates. Rents increased for office, retail and industrial space during the second quarter, according to reports by leading firms.
Long Beach Developer Ensemble Is Playing Off The City’s Positive Momentum 7/30/2018 In the midst of what some have called a renaissance, Long Beach has seen a mass uptick in the number of residential developments breaking ground. Countless companies are behind projects that will bring thousands of new units to the city.
Strong Demand To Live, Work In Long Beach Prices Increase Across Real Estate Markets 7/30/2018 Sales and lease prices in all real estate sectors in Long Beach are continuing to increase due to strong demand to live and work in the city, according to economists and real estate executives.
Grad Rates Up for Sixth Straight Year 7/26/2018 Graduation rates in the Long Beach Unified School District increased for the sixth year in a row, again surpassing state and county rates.
What You Might Not Know About Long Beach 7/26/2018 The skyline is changing daily in this often overlooked city of 500,000, only 90 minutes north of North County. In the last two decades, there’s been a transformation that is creating new spaces and exciting places for tourists and residents alike.
When Opportunity Knocks: Cities Eager To Take Advantage Of Opportunity Zones 7/25/2018

In Downtown Long Beach, million-dollar homes, high-end condominiums and luxury apartments line Ocean Boulevard, just a few steps from the beach. The waterfront has high-rise hotels, towering office buildings and chic retail and restaurants. The city also has pockets of abject poverty that could benefit from a new federal program designed to bring investment and development into blighted areas

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Long Beach Christens New Luxury Dining, Special Events Vessel MV Sir Winston 7/24/2018 Sir Winston, a luxury private dining and special event yacht, cruised its way into the Long Beach waters, Tuesday, July 24, and officially docked at Rainbow Harbor.
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Long Beach Small Business Monitor: Key Challenge for LB Small Businesses Today - Finding Qualified Workers 7/23/2018 Finding new employees is a challenge for many small business people today. This may be holding back small business growth and damping down hiring exceptions. There are excellent local resources that are available to Long Beach small business people seeking to find and hire new employees.
Massive retail complex Long Beach Exchange adds Lululemon, SusieCakes to growing tenant roster 7/19/2018 After announcing an impressive list of grub-hubs to its tenant roster, the massive sprawl of retail known as the Long Beach Exchange—dubbed "LBX" among its patrons and owners—has announced that luxury athletic wear purveyor Lululemon and sweets empire SusieCakes will be opening spaces at the center.
June Cargo Volume Up for Long Beach, Down for LA 7/17/2018 Cargo movement at the Port of Long Beach set a new record for the month of June while neighboring Port of Los Angeles saw a slight decrease in volume.
Long Beach-Based Virgin Orbit to bring orbital launch to the UK 7/16/2018 Virgin Orbit is bringing new orbital launch capabilities to the UK that will help expand the country’s space economy and accelerate satellite technology innovation.
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New Organic Food Option Opens In East Long Beach 7/16/2018 For five years, Ivan Flores has operated The Buffalo Spot across the street from Wilson High School. On June 13, he celebrated the soft opening of his latest concept, Organic Fork, just up the street at 5726 E. 7th St.
Proposed Long Beach housing centered around transit system 7/13/2018 LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- More housing centered around the transit system is coming to Long Beach
Long Beach Multifamily Property Sells For $51M 7/12/2018

A 127-unit multifamily asset in Long Beach has sold for $51M, a sign that the city’s rental housing market outside of its downtown corridor is coming up, Stepp Commercial principal Robert Stepp said.

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Long Beach resi complex sells for $123M; priciest trade there this year 7/12/2018 IMT Residential acquired a 291-unit apartment building in Long Beach for $123.4 million, making it the most expensive multifamily transaction there this year.
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BUSINESS BEAT: LBX Gets Fit With New Businesses; Entrepreneurs Go To Boot Camp; Cleaner Port Trucks Roll Out 7/12/2018 LBX Gets Fit With New Businesses; Entrepreneurs Go To Boot Camp; Cleaner Port Trucks Roll Out
More apartments added to plan for Long Beach Verizon building 7/11/2018 LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The renovation plans for the former Verizon building in Long Beach have changed to increase the number of apartments.
San Pedro Fish Market moving forward with second, full-fledged location in Long Beach (massive trays of seafood included) 7/10/2018 Mike Ungaro’s San Pedro Fish Market, open since 1956, is moving forward with a full-fledged second location right here in Long Beach along Alamitos Bay, replacing Joe’s Crab Shack at 6550 Marina Dr.
Engineering: Sector Booming Despite Tight Labor Market 7/2/2018 As of 2016, there were 303,500 civil engineers in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Reviewing current trends, the bureau projects an additional 32,200 engineers by 2026.
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Real Estate & Development News 7/2/2018 Work Has Begun On New Industrial Campus, Sale Of LBCC Property Approved, Downtown Residential Project Approved, An Update On The Long Beach Exchange, What’s New In Bixby Knolls, and Real Estate Firm Announced New Long Beach Location
HOW LONG BEACH PROTOTYPED A PARK USING CITYMART 7/2/2018 In 2015, the City of Long Beach set out to position itself as Southern California’s innovation engine: a city that welcomes, supports, and ultimately exports advancements in technology.
Aviation/Aerospace: Commercial And General Aviation Remain Strong, Following Economy’s Lead 7/2/2018 Due to the strengthening economy, businesses and households have found themselves with more discretionary income, which is directly translating to increased sales and passenger numbers for commercial and general aviation, according to industry experts.
Business Improvement District Leaders Express Optimism Amidst Challenges 7/2/2018 Despite competition from e-commerce outlets such as Amazon, leaders of Long Beach business improvement districts expressed a positive outlook for Long Beach retailers during the rest of 2018.
Construction: Sector Remains Strong Despite Workforce And Federally Induced Challenges 7/2/2018 Growth in the construction industry is strong and very well distributed by sector and geography, according to experts. The nation’s low unemployment rate and recent actions by the federal government have presented challenges for companies to overcome, but have not impacted the demand for work.
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National, Regional Economic Outlook Positive For Remainder Of Year, Despite Trade Skirmishes 7/2/2018 Unemployment is low, tax cuts are putting more money in consumers’ pockets and allowing for business investments, and wages are increasing – all factors that lead economists to believe that the remainder of 2018 should be positive, with an expected gross domestic product increase of around 3%.
Beach Is in This California Town’s Name, but It Offers Much More 6/26/2018 Long Beach has a cute and compact downtown, good food, ethnic and cultural diversity, a thriving L.G.B.T. community, and some unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities.
Long Beach Sees Historically Low Unemployment Rate 6/22/2018 LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Long Beach is experiencing historically low unemployment rates at 4.1 percent, and residents are feeling the job growth.
2U, Inc. Agrees to Acquire CritiqueIt, Inc 6/21/2018 The company’s industry-leading annotation software will enhance the teaching and learning experience in 2U-powered programs and short courses
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With Debut Of Flashy Fountains, Convention Center Improvements Come Full Circle – So What’s Next? 6/18/2018 The debut of the new Terrace Theater plaza fountains in mid-May represented the culmination of a master plan to transform the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center’s underutilized venues into turnkey event spaces that are not only contemporary, functional and visually unique, but that also offer a cost savings to clients.
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More Hotel Investment On The Way - Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars To Be Pumped Into Long Beach Market 6/18/2018 Hundreds of millions of dollars are being invested in new hotel developments in Long Beach, with the downtown area alone to see the introduction of nearly 1,000 new hotel rooms over the next several years.
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Long Beach Tourism Professionals Upbeat As Summer Approaches 6/18/2018 Long Beach’s largest attractions and tourism-based businesses are apparently reaping the benefits of a solid economy and bustling convention center, with executives and business owners interviewed by the Business Journal all expressing upbeat attitudes going into the summer.
Education Series That Will Provide Long Beach Entrepreneurs the Tools and Skills Needed to Develop & Launch Green Tech Businesses Advances to The My LA2050 Activation Challenge Finals 6/18/2018 The Sustainable Tech Intellectual Property Education Series (STIPES) advances to the my LA2050 Activation Challenge Finals. Voting will begin June 19, 2018.
Turkish, Vietnamese, Mexican and Canadian Cuisine to Land at LBX Development this Year 6/8/2018

More tenants were announced today by the East Long Beach development Long Beach Exchange (LBX), joining a diverse list of retailers already open for business.

Real Estate & Development 6/4/2018 New Commercial Space Coming To Bixby Knolls, Pine Avenue Business Owner Opens Nation’s First Fitness Parklet, Ramen Hub In Bixby Knolls, Construction Employment Continues To Increase Nationwide.
Long Beach partners with nonprofits for small business crowdfunding campaign 6/1/2018 As Long Beach continues to become a magnet for businesses big and small, the city recently partnered with nonprofits to help entrepreneurs obtain zero-interest loans to start or grow their businesses through internet crowdfunding campaigns.
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The Place Breaks Ground At The Streets Downtown 5/26/2018 The Place at The Streets, a new 20-unit residential and mixed-use development on Fifth Street and Promenade North, broke ground last week.
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Local Resources To Develop A Successful Business From The Ground Up 5/21/2018 To attract business and foster growth and sustainability with those already here, the City has a number of programs to educate and assist entrepreneurs.
Expanded Online Resources Give Businesses A Leg Up 5/21/2018 The City of Long Beach is leveraging data and technology to make the city more accessible to new businesses and increase the productivity of existing ones.
Getting The Job Done: Pacific Gateway Initiatives To Address Long Beach Labor Market Needs 5/21/2018 To address a lack of connectivity between prospective employees and the workforce, Pacific Gateway is opening a new center located at 4811 Airport Way this July.
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Virgin Orbit: Continuing The Legacy Of Aerospace Innovation In Long Beach 5/21/2018 On a site steeped in Long Beach’s long history of aviation and aerospace innovation, Virgin Orbit is continuing that legacy with the development of a rocket launch system meant to provide more accessible, affordable small satellite launch services than are currently available.
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The LAB To “Canvas” North Long Beach With Maker Culture 5/21/2018 The LAB is preparing for its first foray into Long Beach with its development of 59 parcels spread out along the Atlantic Avenue corridor, collectively and tentatively named Canvas.
International Trade And The Port Of Long Beach 5/21/2018 The Port of Long Beach is on track to surpass 2017, its best year ever for cargo throughput. Overall cargo volumes through the port increased by more than 17% through the first four months of 2018.
Investors spend nearly $1 billion on Long Beach apartments, outpacing Greater LA 5/21/2018 Investors spent nearly $1 billion buying Long Beach area apartment buildings over a 12-month period, outpacing any other submarket in Greater Los Angeles.
Small-scale investors flocking to Long Beach seeking high returns 5/17/2018 Long Beach, once known as a blue-collar port city catering to manufacturing jobs, is sleepy no more. The rising tide of the Los Angeles residential real estate market has lately led a flock of investors to the city, located on the southern end of the county.
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Long Beach's Everyone In Summit Seeks Economic Equity 5/14/2018

A rising tide is supposed to lift all boats. That doesn't seem to be the case with the current booming economy, though, and the Everyone In movement is trying to do something about that.

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The Flourishing Industries Of Douglas Park: A Center For Economic Growth 5/7/2018

The companies located in Douglas Park represent a wide array of industries. Several hearken back to the aviation roots of the site.

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CSULB Economic Forum: U.S. Approaching Record Economic Expansion; Long Beach Experiencing Development Boom 5/7/2018 The sold-out event – presented by the CSULB Department of Economics, Office  of Economic Research – took place on April 25 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. 
Across All Sectors, Real Estate Seeing Increased Pricing And Strong Occupancy 5/7/2018 A strong economy has led to increases in rental rates across all sectors of real estate, with no sign of stopping, according to economists and real estate experts. 
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Hotel Market Study Predicts More Demand, Especially For Business Travel 5/7/2018 A study of the Long Beach hotel market, conducted by BAE Urban Economics and real estate consultant group Maurice Robinson & Associates, predicted that long-term demand for hotel rooms will increase through 2040, especially among business travelers
Bringing ‘Something Special’ To Douglas Park: Long Beach Exchange Pays Homage To The Past While Looking To The Future 5/7/2018 Businesses have begun opening their doors at Long Beach’s largest experiential shopping center, with many more highly anticipated vendors to come. 
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Internet Access May Soon Improve in Downtown, Northwest Long Beach 5/3/2018 Long Beach could see faster and stronger internet coverage in the coming months, especially in neighborhoods where access is lacking.
DLBA, CSULB Release Downtown’s 2018 Economic Profile 5/3/2018 The Downtown Long Beach Alliance and California State University, Long Beach’s Office of Economic Research partnered for a second year to survey downtown business owners and create the 2018 Downtown Long Beach Economic Profile.
Trendy Long Beach Exchange development starting to take shape at Douglas Park 5/2/2018 Three anchor tenants have opened and others are soon to follow at the Long Beach Exchange development that’s reshaping Douglas Park.
World Famous VIP Records Launching New Business Incubation Center to Help Start Up Small Businesses 5/2/2018 Last Friday, the World Famous VIP Records introduced the new World-Famous VIP Business Incubator and Multi Media Center to city staff and community leaders. 
New Affordable Housing Complex, Dedicated to At-Risk Populations, Proposed for Development in Central Long Beach 5/1/2018

The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), the body that oversees and administrates the City of Long Beach’s affordable housing funds, has voted to approve an negotiation with Long Beach-based LINC Housing Corporation for the development of a massive property at the southeast corner of Magnolia and Pacific Coast Hwy.

Mayor Robert Garcia Has a Plan to Put Long Beach on the Tech Map 4/27/2018

If anyone is at the center of everything relevant in politics and culture today, it’s the 28th mayor of Long Beach, Calif., Robert Garcia.

Queensway Bay in Long Beach, Calif., with the Queen Mary and docks in the distance. A $250 million entertainment and hotel complex is planned for the waterfront next to the Queen Mary. Credit Jake Michaels for The New York Times
After Years of Decline, a California Port City Sheds Its Past 4/24/2018 About three dozen development projects, valued around $3.5 billion, are underway or in the pipeline in Long Beach.
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Program Listens To Entrepreneurial Pitches In Long Beach 4/16/2018 One organization is providing a platform for people to pitch their business ideas and raise an open ear to others.
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Local Leaders Discuss Expansion of Job Opportunities for Residents with Disabilities 4/3/2018 Dozens of local leaders gathered last Thursday at the Long Beach office of the College Internship Program (CIP) to discuss opportunities to help more Long Beach residents with disabilities find jobs, RespectAbility announced.
Long Beach hotels, restaurants and other tourism sites plan second combined job fair 3/26/2018 Last year, Long Beach hotels, restaurants and other tourist-related industries joined forces as the Long Beach Hospitality Alliance to both increase the industry’s visibility and expand the labor pool. They’re doing it again.
Long Beach Airport Sets Record For Passenger Numbers And Awaits Additional Improvements 3/26/2018 The Long Beach Airport (LGB) saw more than 3.78 million passengers depart and arrive through its concourses in 2017, 250,000 more passengers than originally projected by airport staff.
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BUSINESS BEAT: Survey 'Upbeat' For Small Businesses; Local Super Docs Named; Subs Help Cause; Cargo Numbers 3/22/2018 “Still upbeat” is the phrase of choice for small business optimism levels in 2018, according to the Long Beach Small Business Expectations Index published annually by California State University, Long Beach.
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Plenty to do in Carnival's Long Beach Home 3/15/2018 With a new ship coming next year, Carnival Cruise Line had its pick of more than a dozen U.S. cities for a homeport. But when it arrives in 2019, the Carnival Panorama will be headed for Long Beach, Calif.
Carnival Cruise Line Celebrates Grand Reopening of Expanded Terminal in Long Beach 2/13/2018 Carnival Cruise Line celebrated its official grand reopening of the Long Beach Cruise Terminal renovation and expansion on Saturday.
Long Beach Has 'Limitless' Opportunities for Developers and Brokers 2/12/2018

The Economic Development Department is preparing to launch its new “Limitless” campaign to showcase the city's real estate potential.

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$100-million outdoor coastal mall replacing obsolete Long Beach hotel 12/26/2017 A sprawling, run-down hotel near the water in southeast Long Beach is being replaced with a laid-back $100-million outdoor mall that will make food and leisure front and center.
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Education and assistance are key when locating a business Downtown 12/18/2017 Choosing a location to open, relocate or expand a business is an important decision with many potential pitfalls and challenges.
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More assistance resources than ever for long beach entrepreneurs 12/18/2017 When it comes to business assistance, the City of Long Beach is working with several partners to create innovative solutions, some of which are the first of their kind...
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Who's Investing in Long Beach 11/6/2017 Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia frequently describes the city as “booming.” One of the measures he uses to demonstrate this is the number of developments underway and planned citywide.
Vice Mayor Richardson Launches “Everyone In” Initiative, Addressing Economic Inclusion 11/3/2017 This spring the city council adopted the Blueprint for Economic Development, a guide meant to prioritize the creation of businesses, well-paying jobs and economic inclusion for all Long Beach residents for the next ten years.
Educator-Turned Chocolatier Opens Gourmet Confection Shop on Long Beach’s Growing Decadent Row 10/11/2017 If you would have asked Romeo Garcia ten years ago what his future would hold for him, being a professional chocolatier in his own kitchen on Pine Avenue would not have been his answer.
Small Business Showcase: 4th Street’s Retro Row 10/9/2017 In 2002, Gary Farley began pursuing his dream of owning a record store. He opened up shop in Costa Mesa but ultimately closed down. Farley began selling records in the back of a Long Beach women’s boutique clothing store owned by a friend in 2012.
The 2028 Summer Olympics is Coming to Long Beach 9/13/2017 The LA 2028 campaign tweeted this morning that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially confirmed that Los Angeles will be the host city of the 2028 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
Downtown Long Beach Associates Launch Woman Owned Business Accelerator 9/1/2017 The Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) Woman Owned Business Accelerator Program is now accepting notices of intent to apply for a total award bucket of $15,000. Notices of intent are due Tuesday, September 5, and will be followed by a Facebook Live Information Session Q&A to be held Wednesday.