If you are looking to start or relocate a business, Ventura County offers unparalleled opportunities and advantages. Located in California’s Gold Coast region and only minutes away from Los Angeles, Ventura County offers a strategic location, with proximity to customers, suppliers and the transportation hubs of the greater Los Angeles area.
The County offers a broad economic base, with industry leaders such as Amgen, Baxter, Anthem Blue Cross, Haas Automation, as well as the county’s largest employer, Naval Base Ventura County.
No matter what type of business you have in mind, Ventura County has the resources, human capital and entrepreneurial spirit to make your concept come to fruition.
Helpful Business Development Links
EDC-VC & SBDC– Small Business Development Center
The Economic Development council of Ventura County, has added the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to its menu of comprehensive business services. SBDC provides free advising and workshops to small business owners in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and a network of 12,000+ volunteers, they are able to deliver business consulting services at no charge or at very low cost.
WEV – Women’s Economic Ventures
Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) programs combine classroom training, capital and individual technical assistance to support the small business entrepreneur through start-up, stabilization and growth phases. Most services are provided in Spanish and English.
County & Municipal Agencies Business Licenses
County of Ventura: Starting a business
City of Oxnard
City of Ventura
City of Port Hueneme
City of Camarillo
City of Ojai
City of Santa Paula
City of Fillmore
City of Simi Valley
City Of Thousand Oaks
Ventura County Chambers
Camarillo Chamber 805-484-4383
Fillmore Chamber 805-524-0351
Moorpark Chamber 805-529-0322
Ojai Chamber 805-646-8126
Oxnard Chamber 805-983-6118
Port Hueneme Chamber 805-488-2023
Santa Paula Chamber 805-525-5561
Simi Valley Chamber 805-526-3900
Thousand Oaks (Conejo Chamber) 805-370-0035
Ventura Chamber 805-643-7222
Southern California Commercial Real Estate Business News