The EVSP was created based on an extensive planning process that included an economic impact analysis, the existing and projected demographic profile, a series of four Ventura County Economic Vitality Summits, a review of public- and private-sector entities involved with economic development, and an industry “cluster” analysis. The strategies and action items within the EVSP are designed to support the following major goals:
Major Goal 1:
Proactively foster targeted economic growth in a manner that is consistent with the County’s longstanding commitments to quality of life and environmental sustainability.
Major Goal 2:
Elevate the profile of the County’s programming and capital investments related to economic vitality, increasing public awareness of the importance of these functions.
Major Goal 3:
Continue to leverage the County’s investments in economic vitality through partnerships with a wide array of public- and private-sector partners.
Major Goal 4:
Systematically coordinate County operations and capital projects (across all departments and agencies) to prioritize investments that facilitate quality economic growth.
Major Goal 5:
Continue the focus of all County agencies on providing excellent customer service to the public and a business-friendly environment.
Major Goal 6:
Continually monitor and refine the County’s economic vitality initiatives to remain responsive to the evolving needs and opportunities of the local economy, as these arise, based on both internal and external changes.