Community & Business


Business Development

College Advancement & Economic Development serves businesses of all sizes. 

Whether you’re starting your business, expanding your business, or are ready to engage in international trade, our suite of affordable services can assist you. 

Browse our programs here or give us a call at (562) 938-5020 to see how we can serve you.



Every business starts with a bright idea. Whether you need help getting your idea off the ground or want to grow your business, we’re here for you. The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is funded in part by the Small Business Administration (SBA). We provide individualized consulting and training to new and growing businesses.

College Advancement & Economic Development (CAED) at Long Beach City College (LBCC) is dedicated to bridging the gap between fulfilling business needs for a qualified workforce and providing education and training, including skill sets relevant to jobs in the 21st century. 


Maritime Center of Excellence

The Port of Long Beach and Long Beach City College have partnered on an innovative new program that will provide opportunities to local students seeking the employment skills they need to join the goods movement workforce.

The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College will target a variety of programs for occupations in the global logistics and supply chain industries that require more education than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year college degree.

The Lifetime Learning Center Senior Studies programs are designed to engage older adults mentally, physically and socially. Each semester the Lifetime Learning Center offers a combination of tours, classes and lecture series to enrich students’ knowledge and appreciation of the world, the arts, and the community.