Ventura County will likely be the official applicant in a nationwide competition that’s expected to be very stiff.
Taxpayers and small businesses have been pushed to the limit.
The Ventura County Economic Development Association, or VCEDA, has not budged on its opposition to two state ballot measures that would raise money for public education by increasing taxes. Earlier this month, VCEDA’s opposition to Proposition 30 and Proposition 38 — dueling tax measures designed to raise money for public education — kicked off a Read More →
The Ventura County Economic Development Association may reconsider its position on two ballot propositions to raise taxes to fund public education after the county’s community college district officially yanked its $10,000 title sponsorship of a popular business outlook conference hosted by the group. The group, more commonly known as VCEDA, has hosted an annual business Read More →
Ventura County Community College may withdraw its title sponsorship of the county’s annual Economic Outlook Conference after the region’s largest economic development group came out in opposition of two state ballot measures that would raise taxes to fund public education. That, in turn, has caused the The Ventura County Economic Development Association, or VCEDA, to Read More →
Ventura County has taken some first steps toward setting an economic vitality framework into place. A plan presented to the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 7 brings the issue of economic vitality to center stage in a county that’s experienced a very slow recovery from the Great Recession. The plan, presented by the office of Read More →
Ventura County business leaders overwhelmingly think sustainable practices will be necessary to compete. A survey conducted at the annual Ventura County Economic Development Association outlook conference showed that two-thirds of businesses expect to see increased spending on sustainable practices, and about 70 percent of respondents said sustainable practices are competitively important. “Brand reputation is the Read More →