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International Business Accelerator @ LBCC Accepting Applications

September 14, 2017--The International Business Accelerator @ LBCC is accepting applications through October 2, 2017, for the Winter 2017 cohort.  Apply today or learn more at!

LBCC Receives Grant from Union Bank Foundation for Small Business Programs

November 28, 2016 — LBCC received a $300,000 grant from the Union Bank Foundation to support SBDC technical assistance as well as new programs The Portal and International Business Accelerator (See page 35 of the Long Beach Business Journal) . . . . More>

LBCC Receives Grant to Continue Truck Driver Training Program

August 17, 2016 — LBCC has received a $511,098 grant from the California Community Colleges' Chancellor's Office . . . . More>

Mayor's Long Beach Business Awards

August 11, 2016 — LBCC's Regional Executive Director of  Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Vivian Shimoyama and Director of the Long Beach Small Business Development Center Ted Hiatt will receive awards from Mayor Robert Garcia on August 12, 2016.  More>

In Long Beach, City College Helps Train Harbor Truckers

March 15, 2016 Long Beach City College, supported by the Harbor Trucking Association, has a 14-week program that is helping to put more drivers behind the wheel of drayage trucks, whether as employees or owner operators.  More>

LBCC Launches Free Training Programs for Construction, Alternative Fuels Jobs

February 22, 2016 — LBCC has launched two programs aimed at training local residents for jobs in the some of the economy's fastest-growing occupations.  More>

Innovation Fund SoCal Portfolio Company Partners with Google

August 26, 2015 - Pick My Solar teams up with Google on Project Sunroof to help homeowners learn about going solar.  More>

Harbor Trucking Association Announces New Ventures to Help Ease Shortages

May 21, 2015 - Harbor Trucking Association officials held a news conference to announce programs--including a successful collaboration with LBCC--to help reduce the shortage of truck drivers in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and help bring in more women to the male-dominated industry.  More>

Thinking of Going Solar?  Free workshop May 19, 2015, in Downtown Long Beach

May 14, 2015 - Innovation Fund SoCal portfolio company Pick My Solar, in partnership with GRID Alternatives and CSU Northridge's Institute for Sustainability, presents a free workshop to answer your questions about going solar on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at 309 Pine Avenue.  Register today!  More>

Attend the innovate!socal conference March 26, 2015, in Downtown Long Beach

March 2, 2015 - The innovate!socal conference brings together disruptive thinkers in economic development and the startup community to work together to find solutions to building the entrepreneur ecosystem for Southern California.  Register today!  More>

Goldman Sachs Announces Additional Investment in SoCal 10,000 Small Businesses

October 6, 2014 - The SoCal 10,000 Small Businesses program hosted by Long Beach Community College District will be receiving additional funding from Goldman Sachs to support small business owners in the region . . . More>

Applications Now Being Accepted for Innovation Fund So Cal

February 21, 2014 - LBCC's Innovation Fund So Cal is stimulating regional entrepreneurial activity, wealth creation, and social prosperity by funding and mentoring entrepreneurs launching innovation-led startups with high-growth potential . . . More>

Nominate a small business for the "Rising Star" award

February 20, 2014 - Award nominations are due March 7, 2014 . . . More>

"CSULB Hosts Engineering Week for Homeless Minority Girls"

August 5, 2013 - LBCC-supported outreach program aims to attract girls to science and engineering fields . . . More>

"The U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Long Beach City College more than $211,000 to Train Veterans for Transportation Jobs"

July 10, 2013 - Long Beach City College selected as one of six colleges across the nation to provide commercial driver training programs for veterans and their spouses . . . More>

"Workforce Training Program Addresses Trucker Shortage"

July 8, 2013 - This one-of-a-kind program allows students to interact with truck driver employees in the classrooms, while supporting the local industry to attract and retain licensed drivers . . . More>

"Long Beach City College Pilot Program to Fund High Growth Start-ups in the Region"

March 12, 2013 - Adding to its menu of economic development programs, Long Beach City College (LBCC) has been granted the opportunity to help launch job-creating, high-growth technology start-ups in the region through an entrepreneurship funding pilot program . . . More>

"Four Community Colleges Receive $10,000 Grants Via the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship/Sam's Club Competition"

February 9, 2013 - Long Beach City College, Fox Valley Technical College, North Seattle Community College, and South Mountain Community College win "Shared Vision for Small Business" Competition. . . More>

"LBCC Selected to Pilot Entrepreneurship Education, Funding Program"

January 31, 2013 - An innovative new program, created and proven in a community college in northeastern Ohio, is hitting the road to help schools and the communities they serve to launch and grow technology-based startups . . . More>

"Project RISE Steers Current, Future Child Development Students to Jobs"

January 29, 2013 - A workforce program helping students get on a career path in child and adult development is benefiting both those pursuing work in the field as well as the rising demand for services . . .  More>

"The Bottom Line: Goldman Sachs Program Brings Success - New Classes Coming"

January 24, 2013 - Features an interview with Long Beach City College Executive Vice President Lou Anne Bynum about the success of the 10,000 Small Businesses program, published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram . . .More>

Long Beach City College to Offer Truck-Driver Training Program

October 17, 2012 - Those interested in pursuing a career as a truck driver in one of the country's busiest ports will now have the chance to participate in a new training program designed to fill the region's shortage of qualified drivers . . . More>

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein & Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster Meet Local Business Owners at LBCC

October 1, 2012 - The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative held a Town Hall with Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and 10,000 Small Businesses participants which recognized the Long Beach City College (LBCC) and Los Angeles City College (LACC) graduates of the program . . . More>

Local Long Beach Business Owner Miguel Guajardo to be awarded at Inner City Symposium

May 10, 2012 - Long Beach City College is pleased to announce that a graduate from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program has been recognized as one of the Companies to Watch, an award given at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City's (ICIC) annual Inner City 100 Symposium. The award honors exemplary companies that have participated in the 10,000 Small Businesses program. The event was held May 9th, at the Harvard Business School in Boston . . .  More>

Within the Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties SBDC's helped create and retain more than 3,835 jobs

April 9, 2012 - The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has reported their 2011 annual economic impact numbers and many SBDCs surpassed their goals and helped their clients' businesses grow.  The SBDC Network assisted 300 new business start-ups, helped create or retain over 3,800 jobs, and helped increase sales by over $100 million for small businesses . . . More>

Mott Foundation Grants $995,500 for Pilot Project at Colleges in 10 States including Long Beach City College

February 1, 2011 - In an innovative approach to encourage the creation of more start-up businesses to help sustain continued economic recovery, The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) today announced . . . More >