City of Long Beach Relaunches World Trade Center

May 02, 2024

*Mayor Rex Richardson Announces Initiative at World Trade Week Breakfast*

Long Beach, CA - On May 1st, 2024, Mayor Rex Richardson announced the relaunch of the World Trade Center Long Beach during his remarks at the World Trade Week Breakfast in Long Beach. This  initiative marks a significant milestone for the city and sets a course for enhanced economic prosperity  and global engagement.

The World Trade Center Long Beach represents a collaborative effort between the City of Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, Long Beach Economic Partnership, and other esteemed  local and global strategic partners. Together, these organizations are dedicated to convening the  private sector, government representatives, academia, and philanthropy to facilitate connections,  communication, advice, and support for local and foreign partners and executives seeking to do  business with and in Long Beach.

Emphasizing innovation, sustainability, investment, trade, and goods movement, the World Trade  Center Long Beach aims to foster international relations, collaboration, and commerce. By leveraging  the collective expertise and resources of its partners while supporting Long Beach’s key sectors, the  initiative will promote the city's assets, foster global connectivity, support economic growth, and  position itself as a hub for global trade and investment.

Mayor Rex Richardson expressed confidence in the World Trade Center Long Beach, stating, ‚ÄúThe¬†World Trade Center Long Beach is poised to be one of the strongest and most articulate Trade and¬† Investment promotion agencies and to serve as a beacon for economic prosperity in the region,¬† driving growth and opportunity for our community.‚ÄĚ

Long Beach, renowned for its vibrant culture, strategic location and diverse economic landscape, is certain to capitalize on its strengths in trade, goods movement, innovation, sustainability and much  more. The City was recently named Los Angeles County’s most business-friendly city by the LA  County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), and ranked California’s #1 city for foreign  businesses by the Financial Times - Nikkei ranking, making it the fastest rising city in the United  States.

The relaunch of the World Trade Center Long Beach underscores the city's commitment to fostering a vibrant and globally connected business environment. As Long Beach continues to expand its  presence on the international stage, the initiative will play a pivotal role in driving sustainable economic  development and establishing lasting partnerships across borders, offering unparalleled opportunities  for businesses, residents, and visitors alike.

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