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Myriad Of Industries Shape Downtown’s Business Community

Release Date: 2018-12-17

By: Samantha Mehlinger

Downtown Long Beach, the largest urban downtown waterfront between San Diego and San Francisco, provides a scenic backdrop for area residents, visitors and employees. Its proximity to the San Pedro Bay ports and major freeways, its waterfront attractions, its comparatively affordable real estate to surrounding beach cities, and its central location between the Los Angeles and Orange County markets have made downtown a hub for several industries.

Among the top employment sectors and office users in Downtown Long Beach are international trade, health care, financial services, oil and gas, and hospitality and tourism.

International Trade

Situated on Long Beach’s westernmost portion of waterfront, downtown is located adjacent to the Port of Long Beach, the second largest port in the country. The port continues to grow is container traffic; in 2017, the port broke its record for the highest volume of containers that have ever moved across its docks, and it is on track to do so again by the end of 2018. 

Read more on the Long Beach Business Journal