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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Today, the City of Long Beach hosted an event to celebrate the local, First Place 2018 CommunityWINS® (Working/Investing in Neighborhood Stabilization) grant recipient for large cities (250,000+ population). Mayor Robert Garcia, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo presented a $300,000 award to Pacific Gateway Workforce Partnership, Inc. (Pacific Gateway), to be used for the Citywide Market for Hourly Labor Program.
Long Beach Regional Economic Forum
Join the City of Long Beach Economic Development Department and California State University, Long Beach Department of Economics for an update on the national, regional, and local economy as well as an update on the City’s 10-year Blueprint for Economic Development.
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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