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The Ventura Chamber of Commerce pursues economic partnerships throughout the region, ensuring our business partners are able to compete in the global market.
The Chamber works in partnership with the City of Ventura to provide resources for businesses in an ever changing economy. Understanding business needs and offering innovative, viable solutions is part of the Chamber’s effort to improve business recruitment, retention and expansion. Attracting high value jobs and businesses to match our workforce and entrepreneurial community is our objective. Being an advocate for potential commercial space, an efficient permit approval process, affordable housing, services and pro-business leadership is part of the Chamber’s purpose.
The Chamber continues to be engaged as the city initiates the implementation of the General Plan and all of its components. The Chamber membership strongly recommends that the implementation plans and strategies to improve the process of getting development projects through city hall be made top priority and we are ready and willing to make this a reality.
The Ventura Chamber of Commerce actively works as your business advocate! We continue to be the voice of business - speaking on behalf of its member firms employing over 25,000 people.
While doing business in Ventura you may need many professional services. The Ventura Chamber of Commerce proudly offers its online Business Directory to help accommodate your necessities
To learn more about business and the economy in Ventura we offer much more information on Living in Ventura, Business in Ventura, Visiting Ventura and local Governmental Representatives within our website. If anything is missing please let us know and we’ll find it for you.
Below is a list of companies and programs you may need to help you do business in the city of Ventura. If you need additional information, please contact us by phone at: 805-643-7222 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
America’s Schools - The Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Ventura Commerce and Education Foundation and the America's Schools Program have teamed up to help preserve the environment and fund educational programs by recycling printer cartridges and cell phones. 50% of all proceeds go to support its programs and its membership. The other 50% goes to the America's Schools Program to support K-12 schools across California. This program is in partnership with and under the auspices of the State School Boards Associations throughout the country.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) - The Better Business Bureau system in the U.S. extends across the nation; coast-to-coast, and in Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Since the founding of the first BBB in 1912, the BBB system has proven that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation and consumer education. The BBB's Core Services include: Business Reliability Reports; Dispute Resolution; Truth-in-Advertising; Consumer and Business Education; and Charity Review.
City of Ventura - Looking to do business in the City of Ventura? You've come to the right place! Ventura City offers a wide array of business opportunities and services. From agri-business to hi-tech, Ventura is home to a variety of nationally known businesses. Striving to make ourselves different from other Southern California communities, Ventura welcomes the entrepreneurial spirit. If you are ready to jump right into Economic Development you may visit this department directly and learn about Ventura Prospector. You will have immediate access to in-depth location information on all of Ventura's local commercial, industrial and retail properties for sale or lease. Ventura Prospector users can view each location's demographics, consumer expenditures, existing market synergy and competition, business and workforce figures, traffic counts and local proprietary data. Price, property description, brokerage company and contact information are also provided.
Employment Development Department(EDD) - Your direct link to job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, employment and training, labor market information, payroll taxes, and more!
Service Corp of Retired Executives(S.C.O.R.E.) - SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE's 10,500 volunteer counselors have more than 600 business skills. Volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business. Live Your Dream. SCORE Can Help. Take advantage of SCORE's unbiased, confidential and FREE business advice. SCORE volunteers can help you target your Business Plan attach score’s sample business plan here, improve your marketing or increase your cash flow.
Workforce Investment Board(WIB) - Established by Executive Order in response to the mandate of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, the Board assists the Governor in setting and guiding policy in the area of workforce development. WIB has developed three major priorities to be supported by its ongoing work: “Promoting workforce education and academic curricula that meets business and economic needs”, “Forming partnerships in support of workforce issues”, and “Developing the Job & Career Centers - an essential resource for job seekers and businesses.” ?xml:namespace>