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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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Queen Mary Concerts
Long Beach, California's Queen Mary has had many lives since its inception in the 1930s. It served for 31 years as a luxury cruise liner before retiring in Long Beach in 1967. Since then it has been a world-famous tourist destination, a haunted house, home to weddings and proms, and more.
It is one of the more progressive affordable housing projects in Long Beach: beautiful in design, centrally located near transit and Downtown while also neighboring the Senior Arts Colony, and catering to veterans and senior citizens.
The port’s June report showed that container volume increased 14.2 percent compared to June 2017, with the equivalent of roughly 752,000 standard-size containers shipped to and from the facility, which was 4.4 percent higher than the port’s previous record month.
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The City of Long Beach has been selected by the Citi Foundation and Living Cities as one of five cities in the nation to participate in the City Accelerator program’s fifth cohort.
Earlier today, Mayor Robert Garcia and City Manager Patrick H. West presented the City of Long Beach’s Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget.“In my four years as Mayor, this is our best budget yet. We increase support for public safety, make large investments to end street homelessness, fix more streets, and grow our reserves while maintaining our AA- credit rating,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
Long Beach Airport Historic Terminal is home to a new café! Earlier today, Little Brass Café Express (LBCX) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its grand opening at Long Beach Airport (LGB). Little Brass Café Express is the only eatery in the Airport’s historic terminal.
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