City of Long Beach Business Brief
March 11, 2022
Welcome to the Economic Development Department's Business Brief! We are continuing to ensure you are updated on the latest business resources and news.
Economic Development Commission Meeting
Join the Economic Development Commission Meeting on Monday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m. Be a part of planning the City’s Blueprint for Economic Development! The Blueprint focuses on advancing a 10-year vision of making Long Beach a City of opportunity for workers, investors, and entrepreneurs.
Upcoming City Grants
📢 Calling all Long Beach small businesses and nonprofits! We will be accepting applications for the Restaurant, Brewery, and Bar Relief Grant; Personal Services and Fitness Relief Grant; Small Business Relief Grant; and Nonprofit Relief Grant!

⏰Applications are opening on Wednesday, March 16, at 11 a.m., and closing on Sunday, May 15, at 8 p.m.
NEXT Long Beach Small Business Accelerator
Building your business is challenging – but you don’t have to do it alone. Long Beach Economic Partnership (LBEP)OmniWorks are helping Long Beach entrepreneurs grow their businesses in the NEXT Long Beach Small Business Accelerator.
Run your business with CONFIDENCE. The FREE program includes personalized mentorship, Mastermind sessions for peer idea exchange and accountability, expert workshops, and online networking events with other entrepreneurs in our community.
If you or someone you know is interested:  Apply Today!
DLBA Sponsors New Entrepreneurs of Color Program for Downtown Long Beach
The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) is cosponsoring a new Entrepreneurs of Color grant program through Launch Long Beach, which provides support to historically underrepresented communities with funding and other resources for start-ups and existing businesses.

DLBA, in partnership with Waterford Property Company and Turnbridge Equities, is providing $2,500 in seed money to 10 selected business owners in the first cohort of the Entrepreneurs of Color program which is now in progress. The program is administered through Launch Long Beach, a collaboration started by Ubuntu Institute of Learning in concert with DLBA and Cal State Long Beach’s Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Interested business owners can apply to join the next cohort at
Long Beach Buys registration has opened! Now is your chance to get a first-hand look at our new procurement system. We hope you will join us.

As a reminder, all vendors must have registered through Long Beach Buys to access and participate in opportunities, even if you already created a profile in the past. Registration and use of Long Beach Buys is free to all vendors.

Visit to register today!
Note that the City of Long Beach will continue to post opportunities and receive proposals in our current system until the new platform is fully live in mid-2022.
Contact the City of Long Beach BizCare Hotline for Immediate Assistance:

Phone number: 562-570-4BIZ (4249)
Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City staff will respond to voicemails made after business hours within 24 hours.