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Economic Development Blueprint Updates

In April 2017, the Long Beach City Council approved the City’s Draft Blueprint for Economic Development (Blueprint) that focuses on advancing a 10-year vision of making Long Beach a City of opportunity for workers, investors and entrepreneurs. The Blueprint calls for an annual conference that highlights progress on the Blueprint, including a scorecard focusing on key performance indicators for local economic development. In April 2018, the City partnered with Cal State Long Beach for the 2018 Regional Economic Forum and expanded this effort in 2019 with the addition of the 2019 Blueprint Community Update. 

2019 Regional Economic Forum Highlights

2019 Blueprint Community Update Highlights

  • More than $23M in capital improvements made to Queen Mary in 2017 and 2018
  • 'Everyone In' Economic Inclusion Initiative wins 2019 CAPIO EPIC Award under the multicultural Outreach.Campaign Category for the Listening Tour
  • City partnership with Cal State Long Beach is scheduled to bring industry specific courses to Downtown Long Beach in 2020
  • Long Beach selected to participate in City Accelerator for Inclusive Entrepreneurship 
  • Pacific Gateway Received National Award from US Conference of Mayors
  • Long Beach partnered with LA LISC and Long Beach Community Foundation to launch Kiva Long Beach, a zero interest loan program that provided funding to 17 businesses in its first year.
  • Development Services reported that 806 affordable units are currently in the pipeline 

View presentation slides here  | View video of presentation here | View speaker list here