‘From recovery to expansion’: Long Beach economy continues to grow, experts say

From the labor market to business spending, all signs point are pointing up for the local economy, experts said during Wednesday's Accelerate Long Beach quarterly economic forum.

Expunging cannabis-related convictions is a step toward racial equity, economic opportunity—and a bureaucratic nightmare

Considered essential during the coronavirus pandemic, the cannabis industry has established itself as a vital part of the state and local economy—even creating a...

Supporting local businesses and expanding trade will be key to economic recovery, experts say

To support the city’s recovery in the short-term, economist Seiji Steinmetz said, it is important to keep money circulating in the city. In the long run, he recommended investment in maintaining and expanding the city’s traded industries, such as manufacturing and tourism.

More cannabis dispensaries could be in the works as Long Beach looks to increase...

Long Beach is looking into offering eight additional licenses for cannabis dispensaries in hopes of diversifying those who own and run them.

Owner of restaurant that defied COVID-19 rules given new health permit by mistake

Dana Tanner, owner of Restauration in Bluff Heights, is still facing a host of other fines and criminal charges.

East Village dog salon closes its doors amid a number of challenges

Pawsitively Long Beach, located in the East Village Arts District at 254 Elm St., is Long Beach’s latest small-business casualty. The business will shut its doors on Wednesdays.

Kroger to close a Ralphs and Food 4 Less in Long Beach after city’s...

The national grocery giant is closing one of its Ralphs stores, located at 3380 N. Los Coyotes Diagonal, and one Food 4 Less store, located at 2185 E. South St.

New Community Development Corporation Allocates $250,000 to pandemic response

The newly formed Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion is allocating $250,000 to programs focused on food security, digital inclusion, small business support and...

New community development corporation shifts focus to coronavirus response

Less than a month after its first board meeting, a newly-created community development corporation will shift its focus to supporting businesses struggling in the...
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