Doing Business

Investing in 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. To learn more about the impressive progress being made in Downtown and how you can be part of the success, contact the DLBA today. Call: 562-436-4259 or email

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How Can We Help You?

Start by submitting your inquiry below. Our business assistance staff offer an array of complementary services to help make the decision to invest in Downtown as smooth and successful.

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What We Offer

  • Ombudsman services for City of Long Beach staff and other Downtown stakeholder groups
  • Qualitative and quantitative information about the Downtown consumer base to support your investment
  • Insight into underrepresented/opportunity niches
  • Property owner/commercial brokerage contacts
  • Assistance identifying unforeseen costs associated with starting a business Downtown
  • Assistance navigating regulatory hurdles
  • Site selection assistance
  • Information about business development resources and programs
  • Grand Opening assistance

Small Business Education Series

The education series is focused on providing the tools and skills needed to start and run a successful business.