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Economic Development

The City of Long Beach Economic Development Department's mission is to create economic opportunities for workers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

Our staff, along with partners across the City, offer the following core services to create a vibrant, resilient, and inclusive economic ecosystem:

  • Grow and strengthen established industry clusters and emerging sectors in Long Beach.
  • Increase access to economic opportunities in low-income communities to advance economic equity.
  • Build a supportive economic ecosystem that creates reliable pathways for entrepreneurs to confidently start and grow successful business.
  • Create more responsive, cost-effective, and streamlined City processes to grow investment and development in the city.
  • Enhance quality of life to grow businesses, jobs, and investment that support a thriving local economy.
  • Advance an integrated approach to local and regional economic development to enhance business opportunities and global connectedness.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Press Releases

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) and the Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance (ADIA) have declared October 15 through October 21, 2018 as International Digital Inclusion Week (IDIW) to raise awareness on digital equity and inclusion around the globe.
As cities around the country celebrate Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week, the City of Long Beach in partnership with New American Economy (NAE) released a report revealing that in 2016, immigrants in the City of Long Beach had a significant impact on the local economy. The report advances the economic inclusion goals of the City’s Blueprint for Economic Development by making available important baseline information for the local immigrant community that can be used to help inform the implementation of programs and services.
The City of Long Beach has received a prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in the “Economic Development Through the Arts” category from the League of California Cities. 
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DataLB: Geospatial & Open Data Hub

DataLB is the city's new public GeoSpatial & Open Data Portal for exploring, visualizing and downloading data that has been made publicly available.
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