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A More Business Friendly Long Beach

Over the last couple years we have worked hard to build a more business friendly Long Beach. While we still have a long way to go, Mayor Foster and the City Council have evaluated numerous programs to remove red tape and create a city that supports economic growth.

We have also implemented very successful programs that support local business and workers including:

Approving new projects and expanding the Port of Long Beach in an environmentally responsible way.

Adopting the Downtown Community Plan.

Expanding the award-winning Small Business Development Center from Long Beach City College into Downtown Long Beach.

Creating new preferences for small businesses offered by the City on official contract bids.

The website, which connects local businesses with people seeking jobs.

Creating new Business Improvement Districts, and streamlining that process. 

These are just a few of the ways the City is helping our local businesses grow and thrive, and it makes a huge difference to our economy and quality of life. As part of the City's effort to improve and enhance its support for small businesses, business owners are being asked to complete a short, confidential survey about their experiences with city government.

The survey can be taken here: 

This is a great opportunity to give feedback and help us become an ever more business-friendly City. 

The Council of Business Associations (COBA) in Long Beach initiated this survey. Its membership includes:

Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)
Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA)
Belmont Shore Business Association (BSBA)
4th Street Retro Row
Long Beach Chamber Of Commerce
Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau
Naples Island Business Association
East Anaheim Business Alliance
Broadway Business Alliance
Andy Street MID
East Spring Street Business Association
Cambodia Town
Magnolia Industrial Group

I encourage all business owners to complete this survey. It just takes a few minutes and can really help our local business community. 

I'm proud to live in a City where business, government and residents work together to improve the economy and quality of life. Thanks to these partners for working hard to make Long Beach the best City in the world.