Ventura County businesses and commercial property owners interested in installing energy-efficiency improvements can now take advantage of easy, low-cost financing through CaliforniaFIRST, a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) finance program for nonresidential properties. Ventura County is one of only 14 participating counties. Most clean energy retrofit installations, renewable energy generation, and water conservation measures are eligible for financing. Common projects include windows and doors, electric vehicle charging stations, lighting, solar photovoltaic, HVAC, and more. Benefits of the program include:
SCORE’s experienced counselors provide free and confidential business counseling on a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, operating statements, governmental agencies, and much more. 805-204-6022
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted in Ventura County by the EDC, is part of a nationwide U.S. Small Business Administration program to provide business owners access to free professional business consulting and technical support, assistance with financial packaging and affordable training programs. 805-384-1805
VCEDA advocates for policies, legislation and programs that stimulate business and a vital economy as the foundation for a vibrant quality of life in Ventura County. 805-676-1332
Ventura County’s One-Stop Permitting Website provides both an overview of the development process and step-by-step guidance to individuals seeking land use permits for residential, commercial, and industrial development projects or subdivisions within unincorporated Ventura County.
WEV offers programs to help women and men succeed at every stage of the business startup lifecycle. Services include self-employment training, business consulting, and networking opportunities to help launch, grow, and sustain a business. 805-667-8004
The Workforce Development Board (WDB) administers federal funds that help support job seeker and employer programs in Ventura County. The WDB is dedicated to building a strong, relevant workforce to support the changing needs of employers. 805-477-5306