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- Participated in the development, organization and delivery of several business forums, in partnership with the cities of Ventura County, Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County (WIB), Small Business Administration, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting, Women’s Economic Ventures, Metropolitan Water and several others. These forums created awareness among business leaders of the wide variety of resources available to help their companies survive and grow in the down economy.
- Organized a regional business and community leader forum to explore local commitments and opportunities for developing international trade as an essential component to our regional economic development strategy. This led
to our launch of a new partnership with the U.S. SBA, Postal Service, Department of Commerce and District Export Council, and Oxnard Harbor District for our new Export Initiative.
- Facilitated ongoing meetings among regional leaders in the film industry, toward developing a consensus strategy and resources for attracting, growing and retaining film industry investment in Ventura County, for the promotion of high skill and high wage clean-industry jobs.
- Continued the monthly convening of the regional Economic Development Roundtable. This is the only regular meeting that brings together the professional economic development leadership from each of the 10 cities, the county and other key issue representatives. Roundtable participants are part of the first line of communication between the business world and local government. The roundtable continues to be an essential venue for sharing information, best practices, and the challenges and successes each city faces. Read more