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The Port of Long Beach

Named the best seaport in North America by Cargo News Asia for a record 16 times, the Port of Long Beach is the premier gateway for Trans-Pacific trade. With more than $180 billion worth of goods moving through the port and nearly $4 billion in planned upgrades over this decade, including the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project, the Port will continue to offer world class facilities for generations to come.

To learn more about what sets the Port of Long Beach apart, please visit polb.com 


The Center for International Trade Development at LBCC

The Center for International Trade Development (CITD) provides free or low cost programs and services that include one-on-one technical assistance and consulting, market research, training and educational programs, trade leads and special events. The CITD is a place to learn about international matchmaking events and other programs taking place both in California and abroad.

To learn more about the resources available through the CITD, please visit: citdlb.org 


Business Ecommerce Advanced Management

Business Ecommerce Advanced Management (BEAM) is a program under CITD designed to help businesses sell more online. With a mix of public-private partnerships, site performance analysis, one-on-one consultation and ecommerce training, BEAM positions companies competitively to engage with foreign buyers and grow their sales abroad.

To learn more about BEAM, please visit www.citdlb.org/ecommerce


MAPLE Business Council

The City of Long Beach has partnered with the MAPLE Business Council to promote investment, trade and entrepreneurship between Canada and Long Beach. Canada is a key market opportunity for Long Beach given its geographic proximity, its status as the second largest export market for California and as the third largest source of foreign direct investment in Los Angeles County. 

To learn more about the MAPLE Business Council, please visit: maplesocal.com


Sister Cities of Long Beach, Inc

Sister Cities of Long Beach, Inc. (SCLB) promotes and develops effective and mutually beneficial cooperation between the citizens of Long Beach and those cities of other nations through its affiliation with Sister Cities International. Long Beach enjoys five active Sister Cities relationships–Yokkaichi, Japan; Qingdao, China; Sochi, Russia; Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Mombasa, Kenya. 

To learn more about Sister Cities of Long Beach, Inc., please visit, sistercitiesoflongbeach.org