The Business Environment
Oxnard makes good business sense. Oxnard and Ventura County’s economy has grown every year since the national recession ended in 2009, with an annual growth rate of 1.8% in 2016. According to the United States Census Bureau, the City of Oxnard’s 2012 total retail sales totaled more than $2.3 billion dollars. We are a place where businesses small and large find success. With first rate services, competitive business costs, an ideal location for recreation and transportation, solid long range planning and an educated labor force, Oxnard is the ideal business climate for companies to thrive. When businesses thrive, the community prospers.
The City of Oxnard would like to welcome and thank you for choosing Oxnard as the place to operate your business. The City would like to make the process of starting a new business or relocating your business to Oxnard as easy as possible. Use the following PDF guide to help you through the various agencies and steps involved in starting your business. For startup resources, click here.
The Economic Development Collaborative mission is to maintain a healthy Ventura County economy through collaboration, education, and training as a means to create and sustain quality jobs and improve wealth, thus enhancing the standard of living and quality of life throughout Ventura County.
The Economic Development Collaborative promotes jobs and economic growth to maintain the county’s economic vitality through these key programs and services: Business Consulting & Workshops, Loans & Funding Assistance, Manufacturing Assistance Program, and How-to on International Trade.
Ventura County Grows Business is a collaborative effort with county and city economic development managers and the Workforce Development Board. These stakeholders are working together to provide services and support that businesses need to thrive. Ventura County has great business and government organizations that make local business retention and expansion their top priority. The Economic Development Collaborative –Ventura County, the Small Business Development Center, and the American Job Centers in Ventura County are just a few that offer no-cost and low-cost professional services to support business growth.
The Ventura County Workforce Development Board offers a valuable resource for employers and job seekers to get help when they need it. Services for job seekers include workforce training, assistance to disabled job seekers, veterans, and older workers. Services for businesses include business counseling, strategic planning, finances and cash flow, management and marketing, and regulatory compliance.
Services are offered at no cost to job seekers and no cost or low cost to employers.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as 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 assistance, regulatory guidance, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.
The California Business Portal, operating out of the Governor’s Office, offers aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners that are interested in starting and growing a business in California applicable incentives or financial assistance. The State of California offers a variety of incentive programs to encourage business development in California.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) aids, counsels, assists, and protects the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.