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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Camarillo is a thriving community of close to 70,000 people in the heart of Ventura County - and a terrific business location.  Located along U.S. Highway 101, Camarillo is midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

Situated in the Pleasant Valley, and just nine miles from the ocean, Camarillo offers an appealing mix of rural and suburban lifestyles, with some of the best climate anywhere.  The average temperature is in the low 70’s, with over 300 days of sunshine annually.

A number of prominent and cutting-edge companies can be found in Camarillo, including Advanced Motion Controls, Semtech, Artisan Vehicle Systems, Saalex Solutions, GeoLinks, Meissner Filtration, Salem Media, SunAir Jets, and Hi-Temp Insulation, to name a few.

If you are interested in locating your business in Camarillo, feel free to give us a call or click here to view available commercial real estate.


Economic Development

The staff at City Hall is available to assist your business.  Whether the issue involves Community Development, Public Works, or Economic Development, we are at your service. 

COVID-19 Business Resources
This list of resources is provided to help businesses and workers navigate information and services available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Camarillo has navigated recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic with an increased focus on communication with the business community and the implementation of many recovery focused actions, including:

  • $1,000,000 Business Recovery Grant Program
  • $1,000,000 Business Recovery Loan Program
  • Camarillo Licensed Child Care Stipend Program
  • Emergency Order for Eviction Moratorium (EOC Order 20-2)
  • Ordinance Waiving Penalties and Interest on Business Annual Tax
  • Shop Safe Camarillo Program
  • Temporarily Cease Enforcement of Policy 7.05 – Sidewalk Sales and Displays
  • Temporary Outdoor Business No-Fee Zone Clearance
  • Temporary Outdoor Business Safety Reimbursement Program 
  • Camarillo is Hiring Webpage
  • Open-For-Business Webpage
  • Outdoor Dining Map
  • COVID-19 Employer and Employee Assistance Resources
Camarillo's Hiring
If your business is hiring or you know someone who is looking for a job, please visit this page which shows available Camarillo jobs. You can browse jobs or post one of your own. Please note you must be a registered business in Camarillo to post a job opportunity.


Additional Resources

Economic Development Collaborative
Whether you are starting a new business, or seeking help with an existing operation, Camarillo is home to an excellent assistance resource, at no cost to our businesses.  The Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County (EDC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are based in Camarillo and have 30+ consultants with expertise in all facets of business operations. Advising opportunities include marketing, accounting, legal, hr, and more, including expanding into new domestic and/or foreign markets.  The EDC also has its own loan program, having funded many businesses after they were declined for traditional bank financing.

During 2019, the consultants of the EDC SBDC assisted over 115 businesses in Camarillo; these, in addition to businesses that were helped in other cities throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

Another program assists startup businesses; EDC Invest pairs consultants of the EDC SBDC and Matter Labs with entrepreneurs to refine their products/technologies and business plans for investors.  These business concepts are shared (confidentially) with over 200 potential investors, with an ultimate goal of securing funding. For more information on entrepreneurial resources, click here.

The EDC SBDC and City Hall are just a couple of options for business assistance.  Please click on the information below for a listing of numerous organizations that are at your disposal:

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EDC-VC Interview