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Economic Development

The mission of the Economic Development Department is to create economic opportunities for workers, investors and entrepreneurs. Economic Development staff are here to help you connect with:

Please contact our Business Hotline and Call Center at 562-570-4BIZ (4249) daily between 8:00AM – 5:00PM.

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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ED Staff anticipates it will return to City Council with findings and recommendations regarding the results of the Independent Jobs Coordinator Pilot Program prior to the expiration of the current PLA.  

Update on the Independent Jobs Coordinator Pilot Program

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. Applications 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.
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