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Development of New Downtown Innovation Center Reaches Milestone 1/22/2018 Earlier today, the City of Long Beach, in partnership with Long Beach City College (LBCC) and BLANKSPACES, celebrated the groundbreaking of a new downtown innovation center at 309 Pine Avenue. Long Beach City Council voted to approve a lease agreement on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, that formalizes a partnership between the City, Long Beach City College (LBCC) and BLANKSPACES to revitalize 309 Pine Ave. into a shared working environment and entrepreneurial innovation center.
City of Long Beach Selected to Join National What Works Cities Initiative 1/17/2018 The City of Long Beach has been selected as one of five new cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ national What Works Cities initiative – one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector. The City of Long Beach will receive technical assistance from world-class experts to build its capacity to address local issues using data and evidence.
Council Approves Development of New Downtown Innovation Center 12/8/2017 A partnership agreement approved by the Long Beach City Council on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, will create a new downtown learning and working center for business owners and entrepreneurs.
Long Beach Named Among Cities with Fastest-Growing Household Incomes 12/6/2017 The median household income in the City of Long Beach grew by 10.1 percent between 2015 and 2016, making it the 11th largest increase among the nation’s 100 largest cities in a recent report from SmartAsset.
City of Long Beach Celebrates Innovation Month by Hosting Second Annual Civic Innovation Summit 11/6/2017 The City of Long Beach’s Innovation Team (i-team) is hosting the Second Annual Civic Innovation Summit in celebration of Long Beach Innovation Month (InnovateLB). The Summit will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Molina Center located at 200 Oceangate, 200 Tower, 15th Floor, Long Beach CA, 90802. The event will bring together government employees, City officials, university faculty and students, entrepreneurs, and community members to recognize the outstanding efforts around the use of open data, local government support, and facilitated design processes.
Long Beach Airport Named Top Ten Airport in the U.S. 10/31/2017 Long Beach Airport (LGB) has been named a Top Ten airport in the United States by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine for the third consecutive year, climbing four spots to #3 on the list from last year. LGB continues to be recognized nationally as a unique and welcoming airport, providing a first-class experience for all travelers.  
Long Beach Receives National Award to Support Economic Impact Study of Immigrant and Refugee Population 9/20/2017 The City of Long Beach has received a Research Award as part of the 2017 Gateways for Growth (G4G) Challenge. The G4G Challenge is an annual competitive opportunity for local communities to gain tailored research, direct technical assistance, and matching grants from New American Economy and Welcoming America.
Long Beach Business Portal ‘BizPort’ Wins National Recognition 9/19/2017 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.
Long Beach Airport Announces 31 Acres of Land Available for Development 8/21/2017 The City of Long Beach has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 31 acres of land for development for aeronautical purposes at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The availability of such a large amount of land is a unique opportunity, the likes of which has not occurred at the airport since the developments of the Long Beach Airport Business Park and Kilroy Airport Center in the 1980s and early 1990s.
New Affordable Development for Seniors and Veterans Reaches Milestone 8/16/2017 The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) and Century Housing Corporation, celebrated the groundbreaking of The Beacon, a new two-building 160-unit supportive housing development. The buildings will complete the final phase of the site development, that includes the adjacent 161-unit Long Beach Senior Arts Colony and the 39-unit Annex. The Beacon is expected for completion in late 2019.