Long Beach is a model city for inclusive innovation and economic growth fueled by diverse people, entrepreneurs, and businesses.

Our Mission

At the Long Beach Economic Partnership, we believe in the power of collaboration.

LBEP is an action-oriented organization that will sustain, grow business, and expand citywide economic opportunities with a global vision that is locally focused through meaningful partnerships. We firmly believe that a simple strategy, unwavering focus and deliberate actions will allow us to deliver on our vision for dependable growth.

Our Role


Accelerate Long Beach

2022 Long Beach Economic Partnership Quarterly Forum
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2022 Long Beach Economic Partnership Quarterly Forum

The Long Beach Economic Partnership’s regional economic forum returns with Accelerate Long Beach presented by Bank of America, where we’ll be hearing from business and economic leaders on the theme of “Navigating the Future.”

Hosted by Randal Hernandez, Immediate Past-Chairman, LBEP and Ryan Altoon, Chairman, LBEP with special guest Emily Jameson, SVP, Business Bank Market Executive Los Angeles/South Bay, Bank of America.

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Long Beach Economic Partnership is comprised of multidisciplinary sector leaders from our economy, civic and institutional partners, the financial services sector, nonprofits, foundations, and agencies.  LBEP is led by an all-volunteer board of directors, equally committed to the success of the City and those who live, work and engage in its many amenities and resources.

Attracting New Business & Investments

Supporting Small Business Recovery & Resilience

Expanding Broadband & Technology Connectivity

Enhancing Workforce Recovery & Readiness

Supporting Efforts on Housing Affordability


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During the pandemic, LBEP pivoted its focus to address the real time needs of the community by launching a microgrant program on June 1, 2020. LBEP provided funding to small businesses impacted by COVID-19, that had not benefited from PPP and EIDL and were operating in areas often underserved by business support programs.

COVID resiliency capital and financial training was provided to 135 Long Beach small business owners in traditionally under-resourced areas. This was made possible thanks to funding from Wells Fargo Bank, Union Bank, and Citibank, with their commitments to help minority and underserved businesses in Long Beach.

LBEP convened a strategic planning session in June 2022 with MIG, the LBEP Board of Directors, and our civic, institutional, community organizations, nonprofits and private enterprise to identify the path for the next three years.