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Economic Development Organizations

Economic Development Collaborative – Ventura County

The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County (EDC-VC) is the business resource for companies of all sizes doing business in Ventura County. Established in 1996, EDC-VC promotes jobs and economic growth to maintain the county’s economic vitality through these key programs and services:

  • Business consulting and workshops
  • Loans
  • Manufacturing Outreach Program
  • G.E.T. Trade, the how-to on international trade

1601 Carmen Drive, Suite 215
Camarillo, CA 93010-3103

Contact: Kelly Noble, Office Manager
(805) 384-1800, ext. 21

Women’s Economic Ventures

Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) provides a continuum of programs, including training, consulting and loans to help residents of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties start and grow small businesses. Though services are targeted toward women, WEV serves men as well. WEV’s core 14-week Self Employment Training (SET) program is offered at a reduced fee for low-income residents. For more information and to register for an upcoming free 1-hour orientation, visit WEV’s website:

374 Poli Street, Suite 207, Ventura, CA  93001  805-667-8004

Ventura County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Rapid Response Program

The Rapid Response Program identifies resources and services for businesses and their employees affected by downsizing due to company restructuring, closure or relocation. The Program provides quick and comprehensive information and services aimed at minimizing job losses for employers. When a business closure is necessary, the Program can work with the business to help its workers make transitions to new jobs. Program services are free to both employers and employees.

505 Poli Street
Ventura, CA 93002

Theresa Salazar Vital, Program Administrator
(805) 652-7866

Ventura Community College District and Ventura Unified School District Workforce Training

In addition to the WIB, employee training is available through the. Through a consortium of educational institutions, both organizations provide a range of services including design and delivery of customized professional development classes and workshops. To learn more about the educational and training opportunities available through both districts, contact or visit one of Job and Career Centers listed below.

Ventura College Job and Career Center
4274 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 654-6411

West Ventura Job & Career Center
701 E. Santa Clara St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 585-6400

SCORE Ventura County

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years.

SCORE provides:

  • Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across 62 industries
  • Free, confidential business COUNSELING in person or via email
  • Free business TOOLS, templates and tips online
  • Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)

400 E. Esplanade DriveSuite 301

Oxnard,CA 93036

Tel: (805)204-6022




The CalGOLD database provides links and contact information that direct you to agencies that administer and issue business permits, licenses and registration requirements from all levels of government.


Destination Marketing Organizations

Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau

The Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau promotes Ventura as a coastal destination.  The organization operates the Ventura Visitors Center located at 101 South California St., serving as ambassadors for Ventura and assisting residents and tourists alike by providing information, directions, and recommendations for Ventura's many dining options, activities, and hotel accommodations. 

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   101 S. California Street, Ventura, CA 93001 

800.333.2989 Toll Free

Ventura County Lodging Association (Ventura County West)

The Ventura County Lodging Association (VCLA) was officially formed in 2011 as a Tourism Business Improvement District comprised of lodging facilities and destination marketing organizations in the California cities of Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura.

   Rebekah Evans, Executive Director

805.482.5400 Phone


Educational Institutions

Ventura College

4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA

(805) 654-6400

Brooks Institute of Photography : Ventura Campus 

5301 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA

(805) 585-8000

ITT Technical Institute - Oxnard Campus

2051 Solar Dr #150, Oxnard, CA

(805) 988-0143

California State University Channel Islands

One University Drive, Camarillo, California

(805) 437-8400

Ventura Unified School District

255 West Stanley Avenue # 100, Ventura, CA

(805) 641-5000

Ventura County Community College District

255 W Stanley Ave #150, Ventura, CA

(805) 652-5500 ·

Santa Barbara Business College

4839 Market Street, San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA

(805) 339-2999 ·

UCSB Extension - Ventura Center

3585 Maple Street #112, Ventura, CA

(805) 893-4200 ‎ ·

The College of Law

4475 Market Street, Ventura, CA

(805) 658-0511·

California Lutheran University

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA

(805) 492-2411 ·


Social Service Organizations


Ventura Human Services Agency

Ventura Social Services Task Force

Community Organizations