Start Here. Discover Ventura County.

Start Here. Discover Ventura County.

Where Community Thrives And Business Prospers.

Ventura County is not just beautiful—it's a thriving center of innovation, opportunity, and prosperity.

Ventura County blends stunning natural beauty with a diverse business environment. Perfectly positioned near major hubs like Los Angeles and the Central Coast, our region offers a unique mix of small-town charm and big-city amenities—ideal for both startups and established businesses.

Our robust infrastructure, including our deep water port, top-tier education, and healthcare, supports a diverse range of industries from agriculture to aerospace. Ventura County is dedicated to accelerating business development, providing abundant resources, training, and networking opportunities to foster job creation and economic growth.

Whether launching or expanding your business, discover the perfect setting for innovation and sustainable success here.

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Small Business Success is a Community Effort.

Ventura County is unmatched when it comes to accessing resources to help your startup or small business take flight. From access to capital, mentorship, workforce training, financial resources, and finding a commercial space, we provide the support you need to pursue your dreams.

Space and Workforce Aplenty.

You’ll find it all here. Ventura County offers space for industry, land for development, high-traffic retail options, and a qualified and diverse workforce ready and eager to work close to home. Ventura County boasts nearly half-a-million workers with a median age of 41—and also draws talented and passionate employees from Santa Barbara, the Conejo Valley,  and Los Angeles County.

Built-in Customer Base.

Plug into a population that’s already hungry for success, and a workforce that’s built to last. More than 470,000 white- and blue-collar workers currently call Ventura County home. The average household income here is $131,015, with a median household income of $95,847. College certificates are held by 26.5% of the population, with 20.1% having a bachelor’s degree. It all adds up to a prime opportunity to infuse your business with vibrant new life.

Business News

Ventura County’s 150th Anniversary Celebration: A Reflection on History, Community, and Opportunities for Businesses

The year 2023 marked a significant milestone for Ventura County, California, as it celebrated 150 years of incorporation. Now that the festivities have ended, it’s time to reflect on the…

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Improving Industry, Economy, and Equity for Ventura County

Business Forward Ventura County is a countywide initiative committed to delivering economic development support to businesses throughout Ventura County. Supported by the Ventura County Business Liaison, the Business Forward website serves as a central resource hub outlining Ventura County business associations and incubators, chambers of commerce, government organizations, and other resources like the Workforce Development Board and the Economic Development Collaborative that both provide support and prioritize the improvement of industry, economy and equity for our region.