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Thursday, November 2, 2023 | 8am – 12pm PDT

2023 Accelerate Long Beach Economic Forum – “Growing Long Beach Together”

2023 Accelerate Long Beach Economic Forum – “Growing Long Beach Together”
Thursday, November 2, 2023 | 8am – 12pm PDT

Each year the Long Beach Economic Partnership (LBEP) looks forward to hosting the Accelerate Long Beach Economic Forum in partnership with the City of Long Beach and California State University, Long Beach. The CSULB Office of Economic Research provides a robust forecast on the key regional and local issues to be addressed in developing a resilient and equitable economy. The forecast highlights critical concerns that industry and employers face and underscores how national policies and events impact local growth and opportunities.

The City of Long Beach joins LBEP in hosting this important annual activity at the Long Beach Convention Center where we bring together the top business and industry leaders to share in this important discussion.

In addition, this year under the new leadership of Mayor Rex Richardson, we are excited to share the release of a series of new Industry Profiles across six key sectors including: Outer Space (space beach), Transportation, logistics and goods movement, Tourism and Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, and the Creative Economy as well as promote the Mayor’s Grow Long Beach initiative.


Hear from industry and city leaders

Rex Richardson

Mayor, City of Long Beach

Bo Martinez

Director, Economic Development Department, City of Long Beach

John Keisler

CEO, Sunstone Management

Seiji Steimetz, Ph.D

Associate Dean Enrollment Management & Student Success

Leah Goold-Haws

President & CEO, LBEP

Ryan Altoon

Chair, LBEP

Robert Kleinhenz, Ph.D

Associate Director of the Office of Economic Research