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Long Beach - the Gateway to Southern California

LBCREC2_1Starting a business in the picturesque city of Long Beach is a snap. The city is a hotbed for startup activity, education and ingenuity. Every city department and employee understands that promoting economic development in the city is a primary concern. Long Beach also boasts a low-cost business license tax rate structure with streamlined and improved city services. Your next business should be in a place that can tout a friendly community, ease of hiring skilled workers, and available training and networking for business owners at a profit. The City of Long Beach can offer it all; it’s where your business should be open.

Our Economic and Property Development Department is comprised of real estate and finance experts to guide businesses through the wide variety of services available, as well as provide one-on-one assistance where extra efforts may be needed. To get started, contact our Business Ombudsman Seyed Jalali at (562) 570-6172. 

While our Economic and Property Development Department can be your initial point of contact, the City has a number of economic development “actors” at work to enhance your business experience. They include:
  • California Competes Tax Credit Workshop
  • An Attractive City
  • Business Assistance & Workforce Development
  • Small Business Development
  • Low Cost City Business License Tax Structure
  • Financial Assistance
  • Business Improvement Districts
  • Improved Permitting & Inspection Services
  • Administrative Use Permits & Conditional Use Permits
  • Downtown Plan
  • Business Services Bureau
  • Competitively-Priced Utilities
  • Convention & Tourism Services
  • Long Beach Airport
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Special Events
  • Filming Services
  • Inter-governmental Assistance
  • City Infrastructure Improvements
  • Community Partners