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Economic Development Division

Ventura's Economic Development Division is housed within the City Manager's Department. Economic Development staff work in partnership with the business community to support the creation of revenues from which community benefits are realized. 

Economic Development staff interfaces with businesses, community leaders, non-profits and other government agencies to enhance Ventura’s economic development activities. The Economic Development Division is responsible for providing resources that help businesses plan, make possible, open shop and thrive in the City of Ventura.

These resources include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing resources that help start, retain, or grow your business in Ventura
  • Help businesses navigate the public agency process through our Ombudsmen efforts
  • Provide research, market analysis, and industry/community-related data and statistics to support business activities
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