Doing Business in the District

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Obtaining a Business License in the City of Long Beach

On Behalf of the City of Long Beach Innovation Team:

The City wants to make sure your BID members know about the resources that are available to businesses in Long Beach. One of the most comprehensive resources is the business portal Biz Port ( We would appreciate if you placed a link to BizPort on your homepage or resources section.

We have developed a series of banners and images you can place on your website. The person who maintains your website can access them here:



Businesses Development Services

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers workshops on how to prepare a business plan and other important services for new and existing businesses.

Phone: (562) 938-5030

Get Involved

The Uptown Business District is working to improve the look of our Business Districts Streets and surrounding neighbor hoods by reporting graffiti, illegally dumped items, trees that need trimming, etc. by using the Go Long Beach App.  You can help by reporting these issues to the City of Long Beach.  Download the app and start reporting any issues you see.  Let’s all do our part to keep Long Beach clean! 

Download the Go Uptown and Go Long Beach Apps.