Why Long Beach, CA?
Big city amenities, small town sensibilities, and a lot of sunshine.

The Advantage
Here in LB, special savings and tax
incentives are offered for using
recycled source material.

Using Recycled Materials?
Recycled material may cost less than
their virgin counterpart.
If you’re a manufacturer using or considering recycled materials, the City of Long Beach offers a free program to help you navigate your options for expanding within the seventh largest City in California.

Do You Qualify?
Tell us a little about your company and we can tell you what specific LB advantages your business can benefit from… besides beautiful weather.
Success Stories

Jeff Jacobson, President
Jacobson Plastics
“We have been in business for thirty eight years and we are still growing. The Long Beach Manufacturers Advantage Program helped us incorporate recycling into our manufacturing. Their services were free. Their low-interest loan allowed us to:
  • add twenty new employees,
  • purchase three new plastic-molding machines,
  • refinance existing equipment at below market, and
  • enhance our quality control office

The purchase of our new plastic molding machines will allow us to maintain our competitive edge.”

The Long Beach Manufacturer Advantage Program offers the following assistance free of charge:
Financing acquisition assistance
Access to City of Long Beach departments
Facilitate delivery of government benefits
Referrals to alternative energy technologies
Site location assistance and acquisition
Assistance with navigating permit processes

“We recycle milk and water bottles into plastic pellets that our customers use to manufacture industrial and household bottles and containers. The Long Beach Manufacturer Advantage Program helped us open our plant here in Long Beach, and four years later, helped us expand. Their services were free and their low-interest loans allowed us to:
  • purchase equipment
  • hire employees
  • secure leasing agreements
  • upgrade our electrical system

...not to mention diverting 30 million pounds"

Ajit Perera, Plant Manager,
Talco Plastics

Paper, plastic, glass and metal are just some of the recycled materials used to manufacture new products, keeping them out of our landfills. Using recycled materials can be less expensive, yet produces a product of equal quality. And these days, products with postconsumer content are more marketable as more consumers seek “green” products.


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