Suny Lay Chang
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
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.