LONG BEACH RANKED AS SECOND MOST BUSINESS-FRIENDLY CITY IN L.A. COUNTY BY L.A. BUSINESS LEADERS
LOS ANGELES: In a recently completed survey of Los Angeles-area business leaders, when queried about the “most business-friendly city” in Los Angeles County, 14% of respondents selected the city of Long Beach. Torrance ranked first with 18%. The survey, completed by 782 respondents, including 214 participating organizations comprising 100% of BizFed’s membership spread across 19 industry sectors. The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (40 respondents) and the Long Beach Economic Partnership (23 respondents) completed 63 surveys – tied for the second-highest total in the 2021 Pulse Poll. Access Full Press Release Here.
“As the second-largest city in Los Angeles County, Long Beach takes great pride in local government’s ability to support businesses in our city,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “It’s because of this effective collaboration that our city is such a great place to live, work and raise a family. Thank you to L.A.’s business leaders for acknowledging the City of Long Beach.”
“Long Beach businesses are more positive about operations and expansion in the next 12 months than businesses throughout Los Angeles County,” added Jeremy Harris, President and CEO of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “We value our working relationship with the City of Long Beach and, while it can always improve, business leadership, education, and advocacy are essential elements to ensure that the Long Beach area continues to thrive in the 21st Century.”
“Collaboration is a hallmark of the Long Beach Economic Partnership,” continued Randal Hernandez, chairman of the Long Beach Economic Partnership. “This unique relationship between Long Beach businesses and government will accelerate the economic recovery growing business, jobs and economic opportunity for the region.”
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