About Your City of Ventura Economic Development Team

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Ventura's Economic Development Division is located within the City Manager's Office. Economic Development staff work in partnership with the business community to cultivate an environment for economic sustainability, growth, and a balanced economy for the residents of Ventura.

ED 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 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