California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Recycling Market Development Zone

Long Beach

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Long Beach, with a population of 467,892 is the seventh largest city in California. The Port of Long Beach is the largest exporter of secondary materials on the West Coast. The Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) lies entirely within the City of Long Beach and encompasses virtually all industrial and commercially zoned property in the city.

Incentives

CalRecycle offers low-interest loans and technical assistance. Local incentives include expedited permit processing and low-interest commercial and industrial loans that can be used for facility construction, expansion, rehabilitation, and equipment purchase. A micro-loan program is also available for businesses. The City’s Career Transition Center is nationally recognized as a leader in worker retraining and employee placement. There are several paid employee training programs available. As an Enterprise Zone designated by the State Trade & Commerce Agency, businesses are eligible to receive such incentives as sales and use tax credits, hiring credits, business expense deductions, net operating loss carryover, employee tax credits, and net interest deduction for lenders.

Zone Activities

The Long Beach zone is one of the most active developers of recycling manufacturing in the state. Noted successes include Talco Plastics and the Amberwick Corporation, among many others. Activities are conducted by experienced managers trained in financing, project management and facilitation, environmental permitting, and industrial relations.

Infrastructure

The area is served by five major freeways: Artesia (91), Long Beach (710), San Diego (405), San Gabriel River (605), and Terminal Island (SR47). Three rail lines—Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Santa Fe—serve the zone, and the deepwater Port of Long Beach offers over 65 berths. There are 25 square miles of industrial and commercially zoned land, which includes 400 manufacturers.

Employment

As a result of Long Beach’s large labor pool of both skilled and unskilled workers, there is a need for generating moderate- to low-income jobs. All this combined with recent layoffs from the aerospace and defense industries provides Long Beach with an extensive pool of available workers.

Contacts


Long Beach RMDZ
Jim Kuhl
Manager
County:Los Angeles
2929 E Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90806-2303
Phone: (562) 570-2850
FAX: (562) 570-2861
Email: Jim.Kuhl@longbeach.gov

CalRecycle contact for this RMDZ:
Zone Liaison: Catherine Fox
 
Data updated continuously.
Recycling Market Development Zone Program: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/RMDZ/
Zone Assistance: Regional Zone Contacts or LAMD@calrecycle.ca.gov, (916) 341-6199