A strategy to coordinate economic activity across City departments and sectors to foster investment and growth.
For nearly a decade, the city of Long Beach did not have an economic development plan. In 2015, Mayor Robert Garcia and City Council requested the City’s Economic Development Commission, with the assistance of City Staff and the Innovation Team (i-team), to prepare an Economic Development Blueprint.
OUR UNIQUE PROCESS
Due to the depth and breadth of the blueprint, we enlisted several organizations, like the CA Employment Development Department, to help with sourcing data and strategy.
The success of this blueprint calls for cross-departmental collaboration as well as engaging with the private sector and external stakeholders in new, innovative ways.
Our goal is to develop key measures and specific objectives that will help track progress over time with quarterly check-ins to look at the measures and discuss the progress.