A private nonprofit, the EDC was founded in 1996 with funding from the County of Ventura, the 10 cities in the county and key private-sector companies to provide a pathway to business growth, economic prosperity and high quality of life for all.
Today, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center, the EDC is a regional asset for economic vitality in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, giving businesses, community partners and civic leaders the resources they need to succeed. By leveraging public and private funds, the EDC has become a key player in delivering business consulting, funding and strategic initiatives that support the regional economy.
EDC is dedicated to the delivery of four core functions:
The EDC promotes jobs and economic growth to maintain the region’s economic vitality through one of California’s largest direct business support networks, with more than 30 professional advisors on contract and a full-time loan manager, all available to local business at no cost. Click here to set up an appointment.