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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

For nearly a decade, development has been ongoing at Douglas Park, a 261-acre commercial park consisting of light industrial buildings, offices, hotels and retail. The bulk of development was completed by Sares-Regis Group, which sold off some small parcels to other developers. 
Office of Civic Innovation
The Office of Civic Innovation launched in October of 2018 and has since taken on a wide range of clients, showcasing the many ways their expertise in human-centered design, data analysis, and engaging residets as co-creators can deliver better results.
The former Verizon Building on Ocean Boulevard, in Long Beach, is getting taller.
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Press Releases

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.
The City of Long Beach has received four prestigious awards by the Los Angeles section of the American Planning Association (APA).
Yesterday, the Long Beach City Council authorized the City to enter into an agreement with the California State University, Long Beach Foundation, to provide continuing education workforce development classes in Downtown 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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