Ventura County hosts a network of support and direct technical assistance providers designed to help businesses start, grow and prosper. Although, the organizations listed below are unique in their delivery of service and focus, they share a common commitment to business growth and prosperity. Review the organizations below or call our Business Liaison at (805) 409-9788 to discuss what organization best meets your needs.
The Broadband Consortium of the Pacific Coast (BCPC)
The Broadband Consortium of the Pacific Coast (BCPC) is a local effort in the central coast area of California organized to improve broadband deployment, access, and adoption in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties through a collaborative regional approach.
FATHOMWERX is an innovator of technology designs fusing academia, civilian companies and other nontraditional Department of Defense partners who work on United States Department of Defense and Maritime's most challenging problems. Through the use of their growing ecosystem, promotion of divergent thought, and neutral facilitation, their goal is to bring the right minds together to solve challenging problems. FATHOMWERX is a partnership between the Port of Hueneme, the Naval Surface Warfare Center- Port Hueneme Division, Matterlabs and the Economic Development Collaborative.
An official partner of the Economic Development Collaborative, Matter Labs is a California-based think tank, startup studio, and consulting firm specializing in emerging technologies, making a difference in the world through innovation.
Economic Development Collaborative’s Small Business Development Center (EDC SBDC)
The Economic Development Collaborative's Small Business Development Center (EDC SBDC) offers no-cost technical consulting services in every area of business need. With over 30 consultants on staff, the EDC SBDC delivers business consulting and access to capital to support Ventura County's economy.
Ventura County Economic Development Assoication (VCEDA)
VCEDA is recognized as a regional voice of business on issues affecting the economy in Ventura County and California. VCEDA influences public policy by providing reliable information to local and state elected officials, providing members with meaningful informaion, and helping form and maintain beneficial relationships.
The Ventura County Film Commission (EDC Film) is a unique program of the Economic Development Collaborative. Born out of the area’s long partnership with film production, local film location resources, local talent pools, and its unique physical relationship to Hollywood, the Commission's dedicated Ventura County Film Liaison facilitates communication between industry and local resources to create well managed production activity throughout the region.
The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County (WDB) administers federal funds that help to support America’s Job Center locations and other no-cost and low-cost adult, youth, and employer programs and services in Ventura County. Members of the WDB include leaders from business, economic development, education, labor, government, and community-based organizations.
Women's Economic Ventures (WEV) provides programs that combine classroom training, capital and individual technical assistance to support the small business entrepreneur through start-up, stabilization and growth phases.
The mission of the WTC Oxnard is to encourage expansion of world trade activities in Ventura County and vicinity, to foster greater participation in world trade and to attract increased international business to Ventura County.