LONG BEACH, CA (May 9, 2024) – The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DTLB Alliance) released its midyear update, covering the time period from Oct. 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024. This period represents the mid-point of the organization’s fiscal year 2023-2024. 

“We’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to provide support and resources to our stakeholders,” said President & CEO Austin Metoyer. “From creating new programs, adapting to the needs of new and incoming business – such as the DTLB Food Series and Mug to Mug – to fortifying economic initiatives with continued success – such as The Education Series – we’ve worked hard to rebuild our Downtown community while navigating the complexities of a recovering economy.”  

The report highlights each department within the DTLB Alliance and notes several new initiatives, as well as new successes of various returning programs. Some highlights include: 

  • Launching new networking programs, including the DTLB Food Series, Link & Learn and Mug to Mug 
  • Welcoming 160 participants to The Education Series: For Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs 
  • Hiring a new full-time Homeless Outreach Coordinator to service the Downtown 
  • Initiated a contract with C.S.I. Patrol Services Inc. to enhance downtown safety and address concerns 
  • Installed 82 new lights on 26 trees and, in collaboration with Friends of Lincoln Park partners, hosted 91 free classes at the park 
  • DTLB Alliance social media garnered 3.7 million video views with over 113K total followers across all platforms, reaping 146K page views for DTLB related initiatives  

 The full report can be viewed and downloaded here. A limited supply of hard copies is available upon request.  

The DTLB Alliance is also hosting a community budget forum on Wednesday, May 15. DTLB stakeholders are invited to participate, learn about the DTLB Alliance budgeting process, and contribute to next year’s initiatives. More info on the forum is available here.

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About: The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DTLB Alliance) is a nonprofit, community-based organization whose mission is to cultivate, preserve and promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous Downtown. The DTLB Alliance is recognized as the voice of Downtown Long Beach by the City of Long Beach and the State of California. By balancing the interests of the residents, as well as businesses, the organization creates tangible progress by way of vested interest and solidified partnerships across local, municipal, and commercial lines. For additional information, visit www.downtownlongbeach.org and follow on Facebook @downtownlongbeach, on “X” (formerly Twitter) @dtlballiance and Instagram @dtlballiance.