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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

CA Competes Tax Credit
The State of California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development is accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit. Applicaitons for the current round of funding are due Monday, January 27, 2020.
State of the City
On January 14th, 2020 Mayor Robert Garcia delivered his annual State of the City address and discussed Long Beach's challenges, opportunities, and successes.
The Corner Pop-Up is a place to experience Long Beach's entrepeneurial scene, where residents and visitors can discover new, locally-developmed products and services. The creative space is a partnerhsip among the City of Long Beach's Economic Development Department, Pacific Gateway, and LINC Housing.
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Press Releases

For eight years in a row, the City of Long Beach has been named one of the best cities in the nation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) inclusion in municipal law and policy
A recent economic impact report shows that the Long Beach Airport Aviation Complex (Complex) supports 46,000 jobs and generates $8.6 billion for the regional economy, confirming the importance of the Airport as an economic engine and its positive financial impact on the community.
The City of Long Beach’s Technology and Innovation Department, in collaboration with the Economic Development Department, is launching efforts for a Digital Inclusion Roadmap that will address the digital divide and promote digital equity and inclusion in Long Beach.
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2019 Blueprint Update

Want to know more about the work that the City of Long Beach and its partners are doing to advance the Blueprint for Economic Development but could not make it to this year's Blueprint Update? Head over to our Blueprint Update page to view presentation slides and videos that detail programs and initiatives that address each Focus Area.

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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