Local, State, and Federal Resources


City of Ventura - Economic Development
The Ventura Office of Economic Development is a team of city staff committed to economic development. We are committed to catalyzing investment in Ventura and supporting our business community.   Feel free to contact us through this website and we will be happy to assist you in locating here, starting a business here, or expanding your Ventura business.

City of Ventura - Environmental Sustainability

County of Ventura - Department of Weights & Measure

County of Ventura - Environmental Health

805 Startups


Film Ventura

Hub 101

Manufacturing Roundtable of Ventura County

SBDC of Ventura County


Ventura Chamber of Commerce

Ventura County Community College District, Economic Development Division

Women's Economic Ventures

Workforce Development Board of Ventura County


Go Biz (California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development)

Go Biz is California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.  http://business.ca.gov/

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting

A non-profit organization dedicated to serving California manufacturers by providing them with free consulting and technical services and assisting with job retention and creation, cost savings, and increased saleswww.CMTC.com

California Centers for International Trade Development

State agency established to promote the state’s international trade and competitiveness, assist exporters and importers, and advance economic and job growth.  CITD has offices across the state and provides trade assistance services to companies and individuals including one-on-one technical assistance and consulting, market research, training and education, trade leads, and events.


California Labor Market Information

The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) is the official source for California Labor Market Information. The LMID promotes California's economic health by providing information to help people understand California's economy and make informed labor market choices. We collect, analyze, and publish statistical data and reports on California's labor force, industries, occupations, employment projections, wages and other important labor market and economic data.  www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov

California Chamber of Commerce

A non-profit organization committed to helping California businesses survive and thrive.  Comprised of 14,000 members, the CalChamber strives to make California a better place to live, work, and do business by giving private sector employers a voice in state politics and provides a full range of California-specific products and services while serving as a comprehensive business resource.

Recycling Market Development Zones

The Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program combines recycling with economic development to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs, and divert waste from landfills.  This program provides attractive loans, technical assistance, and free product marketing to businesses that use materials from the waste stream to manufacture their products and are located in a zone.  http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/RMDZ/


U.S. Small Business Administration

Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training) - free individual face-to-face, and internet counseling for small businesses (through SCORE), and low-cost training to nascent entrepreneurs and established small businesses. 

Federal Loans and Financing – searchable database designed to identify resources specific to your business.  http://www.sba.gov/

U.S. Export Assistance Center

Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.  https://www.export.gov/welcome

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

Competitive grant programs that ensure the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the Federal government's research and development efforts. https://www.sbir.gov/

U.S. Department of Labor

Federal agency whose mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.  This agency is also responsible for ensuring procurement opportunities for small businesses and offers information on workforce regulations and employee relations (such as Workplace Poster Requirements).  http://www.dol.gov/

Internal Revenue Service

Federal agency responsible for collecting the nation's taxes and administering the Internal Revenue Code.  www.irs.gov/