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Economic Development Blueprint

In 2015, the Mayor and City Council requested the City’s Economic Development Commission (Commission), with the assistance of staff, to prepare an Economic Development Blueprint (Blueprint) to define priorities that will lead to creation of businesses, well-paying jobs, and increase the standards of living for our diverse residents.

The Blueprint, which was adopted in 2017, will advance a 10-year vision of Long Beach as “the city of opportunity for workers, investors, and entrepreneurs.”

  • For the City of Long Beach and civic partners, this Blueprint serves as a catalyst to work together to proactively recognize and determinedly seek solutions to civic and socio-economic challenges and opportunities.
  • For workers, Long Beach will be a place where we come together to create more fulfilling higher-wage job opportunities, beyond meeting basic needs.
  • For investors, Long Beach will foster a “can do” climate where they aggressively compete for the distinction to advance economic opportunities for business and community.
  • For entrepreneurs, Long Beach will create an innovative ecosystem that lays a foundation for success from business start up to growth.
  • For all residents, Long Beach will be a place where all can create, thrive, and positively impact where they live.

The Blueprint has the following seven focus areas:

  1. Engines of Growth
  2. Economic Inclusion
  3. Jobs & Workforce Development
  4. Business Assistance
  5. Development Environment
  6. Quality of Life
  7. Economic Leadership & Cooperation

For more information on the Blueprint, please contact Eric Romero, Project Manger, at eric.romero@longbeach.gov