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Explore skyline-changing projects that were recently completed, are under construction or are in the pipeline at Accelerate Long Beach.

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Join the Long Beach Economic Partnership for Accelerate Long Beach, our quarterly economic forum, where we’re focusing on real estate development. The free, virtual event will explore skyline-changing projects that were recently completed, are under construction or are in the pipeline. Investors who are in-the-know are building on a solid foundation and betting on Long Beach’s future.

We'll hear from the Cal State University, Long Beach Office of Economic Research about Long Beach’s economic picture, and how the city has been experiencing massive growth in development over the past couple of years. The buildout of thousands of residential units and millions of square feet of commercial real estate help attract and retain professional workers and world-class corporations to this waterfront metropolis.

Real estate development accounts for about 17% of gross regional product (GRP) in the Long Beach area, and this massive industry is one that fuels itself. Businesses and developments attract more business and development, with that growing ecosystem building a higher quality of life overall.

We’ll also hear from real estate industry leaders on how those looking for a place to invest can find opportunity, success and an affordable beach city lifestyle in Long Beach. The information and data we'll share will be useful not only to those already doing business in the city, but anyone looking to relocate or work here.

This live, virtual conference is free and open to all. Live Q&A sessions with our speakers and experts will give you a chance to get deeper insight into Long Beach’s economic picture, and the opportunities available in the local real estate sector.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

CSULB Professor & Chair of Economics Seiji Steimetz, Ph.D., who helped develop the Accelerate Long Beach quarterly economic forums and specializes in urban and environmental economics, with emphasis in applied econometrics and methodology; and

CSULB Professor & Associate Director of the Office of Economic Research Robert A. Kleinhenz, Ph.D., who brings more than three decades of experience to his public speaking, economic studies and policy analysis.

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Welcome

World-class real estate developers are taking bets on Long Beach, and those bets keep paying off as other in-the-know investors take note and put their money on Long Beach’s future.

Long Beach Economic Partnership: A Look Ahead at 2022

The Long Beach Economic Partnership has played an important role in the recovery of our local economy and is poised to make an even bigger impact in its long term growth. Find out what we’ve been proud to accomplish since our founding in 2019 and what’s in store for 2022 and beyond.

Who’s Shaping Long Beach’s Skyline

Corporate headquarters, big businesses and major developments attract more of the same, creating a real estate ecosystem that fuels itself and capitalizes on Long Beach being a unique investment opportunity on an urban waterfront. Recently completed projects, as well as an influx of corporate headquarters, are attracting exciting startups, allowing existing businesses to expand, and putting Long Beach on the map for more future development from big investors. We take a look at the visionary developers who took a big bet on Long Beach — and have seen it pay off.

Regional Economic Picture: Robert Kleinhenz, Ph.D.

Cal State University, Long Beach economist Robert Kleinhenz will share valuable insight on the economic recovery in Long Beach and on the national level.

Breaking Ground: What’s on the Horizon for Long Beach

Long Beach’s landscape is rapidly changing. There are more developments breaking ground now than we’ve seen in decades, and those developments are translating to more jobs and a higher quality of life for residents who are shaping the future of Long Beach.

Local Economic Picture: Seiji Steimetz, Ph.D.

Chair of the Cal State University, Long Beach Department of Economics, Seiji Steimetz, will discuss Long Beach’s economic picture, including employment data and how the real estate sector is creating new jobs and opportunities locally.

Business-Friendly Initiatives: John Keisler

Long Beach leaders understand that local government can pave the way or block the road for new development. Because of that, Long Beach strives to be business friendly, and it has been recognized for its efforts to capitalize on attracting investors to this dynamic city.

Live Q&A with real estate experts, moderated by Long Beach Business Journal Editor Hayley Munguia to follow.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for making this event free and open to all those interested in real estate development in Long Beach.

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At the Long Beach Economic Partnership, we believe in the power of collaboration. LBEP is an action-oriented organization that will sustain, grow business and expand citywide economic opportunities with a global vision that is locally focused through meaningful partnerships. We firmly believe that a simple strategy, unwavering focus and deliberate actions will allow us to deliver on our vision for dependable growth.

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