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Welcome to Downtown Long Beach!

Located between Los Angeles and Orange County, Downtown Long Beach is at the center of Southern California business. A burgeoning urban environment, Downtown Long Beach features a waterfront business harbor, a historic architectural district, and a cultural arts scene.

In just the last few years, there has been significant investment in Downtown, including four residential developments entitled or in development, multiple adaptive reuse projects that will bring hundreds of new office employees, a beautiful new courthouse featuring ground floor retail space, and more.

To learn more about the impressive progress being made in Downtown and how you can be part of the success, check out our Downtown Economic Profile, Neighborhood Overview, How to Start a Business Tool, and Resources Page.

Did You

In 2013, 173 New Businesses Opened in Downtown Long Beach. Learn more about you could open a business Downtown by visiting our How to Start a Business tool.

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Carol Reed

“We chose to locate our business on the ground floor of the Camden Harbor View Apartments because it is centrally located within the Downtown community, which is densely populated with dogs and dog owners. It also gives us easy access to customers at the residential properties and hotels as well as the beautiful parks along the waterfront where we take the dogs for adventures.” –Carol Reed, Doggie Paws World.

Find your perfect location:  Neighborhood Overview >



Thank you for your interest in Downtown Long Beach. The Downtown Long Beach Associates is here to serve as your personal concierge to Downtown. We can guide you through the permitting process with the City, help with site selection, and even assist with a grand opening celebration. This website offers extensive information about the benefits of investing in Downtown Long Beach, but before you go much further, start by getting in touch with one of our Economic Development staff so we can walk you through the process. You can give us a call at 562.436.4259 or send up an email using the form below.
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