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The city of Long Beach is partnering with a startup developing electric, self-flying aircraft to explore the possibility of deploying air taxis that would bolster the city’s transit infrastructure.

Silicon Valley-based Wisk Aero and the Long Beach Economic Partnership have launched a working group involving local businesses, government officials and community leaders to examine the viability of air taxis in Long Beach. The working group is also partnering with California State University, Long Beach’s Office of Economic Research on an economic impact study that is slated for completion later this year.

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Odys Aviation, a Long Beach-based startup looking to shake up domestic air travel with its vertical-takeoff aircraft, has raised $12.4 million in seed funding.
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Rocket Lab has been building rockets in Long Beach for more than a decade, competing with the likes of SpaceX in a less talked-about area of the space industry: satellite launches. But growing interest in space exploration made CEO Peter Beck rethink his strategy.

"What we're trying to build is a new breed of space company," Beck said.

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