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Local, State and Federal Resources

ED_City_logoThe City's Economic Development department in the City Manager’s Office, can act as the point of contact for new businesses and business expansion in Thousand Oaks. We can guide developers through the permitting process and answer your questions. Email Economic Development Manager Haider Alawami, or call (805) 449-2135.

edcvcEconomic Development Collaborative – Ventura County (EDC-VC) 
Offering a full slate of resources, for business, including consulting and workshops, Loans and funding assistance, Manufacturing assistance program, international trade.
scoreSCORE Ventura County

SCORE is a non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

WIB2Workforce Development Board (WIB) of Ventura County

The Workforce Development Board helps employers develop a high-quality, skilled workforce. They use training and collaboration to align educational with industry needs.

WEVLogo2Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)

WEV provides training, consulting and loans to help residents of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties start and grow small businesses

VC growsVentura County Grows Business

Help finding financing, qualified employees, increasing operational efficiency, or even film location assistance, Ventura County Grows Business offers a number of free and low-cost resources.

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) offers services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion, site selection, permit assistance, regulatory guidance, small business assistance, international trade. . .

sbaThe United States Small Business Administration (SBA)
Through a network of field offices and partnerships, the SBA provides resources to help Americans start, build and grow businesses.