A.1 Convene a countywide Economic Vitality Consortium
Convene a countywide Economic Vitality Consortium to coordinate implementation of the EVSP and, as an initial priority, determine what organizations or organizational arrangements may need to be established to implement strategic actions that are not currently addressed by the County or the partner entities, or which require more coordination, etc. One fundamental question to be addresses is the extent to which individual cities may internalize any of the strategic actions for themselves (or perhaps with neighboring communities). Potential regional efficiencies could be identified from the standpoint of:
- The extent of alignment of economic development goals, target industries, and other considerations among Ventura County cities and the County.
- An understanding, and some level of consensus, regarding how the different cities and areas in the County support one another economically and/or compete, and the different capacities each place has in terms of either a supporting or competing role.