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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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Latest News

A list of destinations are posted on a flight board inside The Hangar, but instead of cities, the locales are the options at the soon-to-open Long Beach food hall and include eateries such as Jay Bird’s Nashville Hot Chicken and Mexican restaurant Amorcito.
City Council-Atlantic Shelter
Long Beach plans to open a year-round homeless shelter in 2020 after leaders agreed Tuesday night to purchase land in North Long Beach for $9.5 million.
Grand Prix Acura
Officials for the Grand Prix of Long Beach on Tuesday announced they have reached a multi-year agreement with Acura to become the title sponsor of the city’s largest event, starting in 2019.
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Press Releases

Earlier today, the City of Long Beach and Ninth District Councilmember Rex Richardson announced an acquisition agreement made with a North Long Beach property owner at 6841-6845 Atlantic Avenue (“Atlantic Farms”), Long Beach, California 90805. The final sale, which will be pending City Council approval on February 5, 2019, will set the stage for a state of the art village-style campus of supportive services for people experiencing homelessness. Supportive services will include a much-anticipated year-round homeless shelter with 125 beds. 
The Long Beach Police Department announced today that year-end citywide crime statistics for 2018, reflect an 8.4% decrease in Part 1 crime, which includes reductions in both violent and property crimes when compared to 2017. 
The City of Long Beach is proud to release the 2018 Year in Review, a book that offers a snapshot of the City’s accomplishments and accolades for the year. During 2018, the City received national recognition for its efforts in technology, sound financial reporting, public safety, LGBTQ inclusion, addressing mental health and homelessness, housing, city planning, community preparedness, sustainability, and economic development.
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2018 Year in Review

The City of Long Beach is proud to release the 2018 Year in Review, a book that offers a snapshot of the City’s accomplishments and accolades for the year.

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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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