Ralph “Bo” Martinez, who most recently served as deputy town manager of Parker, Colorado, has been named director of Long Beach’s Economic Development Department by City Manager Tom Modica, officials announced today.
Martinez has over 20 years of economic development, according to the Friday announcement, including stints in Phoenix, Miami Beach and Broomfield, Colorado. As economic development director, Martinez will oversee four bureaus with 87 full-time staff.
The department handles the city’s real estate assets as well as its business and workforce development efforts. Economic Development manages $23 million in revenue and has an annual budget of about $20.4 million, according to the city.
“Mr. Martinez has already achieved an impeccable career in guiding municipalities across the nation in strategic, equitable and vital economic development initiatives,” Modica said in a statement. “I look forward to his…