The City Council recently approved during its February 17 meeting a small business pilot program designed to support local business recruitment, retention and growth. This agenda item, which I authored along with Councilwoman Price, demonstrates that Long Beach is taking the necessary steps to become a leader in supporting local businesses and incentivizing them to grow more jobs for our community.

On the same evening, the Council also approved appointees to the newly reactivated Economic Development Commission, which will begin to develop strategies, methods and marketing tools that will publicize these new incentives available to small business in the area

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