Innovation in technology was happening in pockets throughout Long Beach, but the different industries and communities leading the charge were not connected to one another. Evidence showed that without connection, this economic cluster would not grow and reach its full potential. The City’s Innovation Team (i-team) had also identified a lack of affordable downtown workspace as a challenge facing innovators.
The i-team framed these combined opportunities as a question: how might the City of Long Beach catalyze a local ecosystem that supports the innovation economy?
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