City Manager: Steven Kueny
Economic Development and Planning Manager: Joseph Fiss
From international corporate headquarters to the local small business, Moorpark is the right place for doing business! A vibrant local economy and professional city services support business growth and development in Moorpark. The city of Moorpark’s Economic Development Office works together to attract, retain and grow Moorpark’s businesses, and to revitalize Moorpark’s historic downtown.
Companies with headquarters or offices located in Moorpark are Kavlico, PennyMac, Turbonetics, Pentair Pool Products, AG Machining, Ensign-Bickford & Aerospace & Defense Company, and Test Equity. These companies recognize that Moorpark provides the highest quality of life for their employees, leading to greater employee satisfaction and stability, and increased productivity.
Recognized as a Kosmont “Very Low-Cost City” and as one of “America’s Top-Rated Smaller Cities,” Moorpark has a long history of being the safest city in Ventura County, and one of the five safest cities in the state. Nationally recognized schools and the highest per capita income in the county add to Moorpark’s quality of life and strong economic climate.
Located 50 minutes from Los Angeles to the south and Santa Barbara to the north, Moorpark is a centrally located destination with readily accessible transportation amenities. Moorpark is 35 – 50 miles from the Burbank, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles International (LAX) airports. A Metrolink commuter rail station is located in historic downtown Moorpark, with easy commutes to the Los Angeles metro area. Union Pacific rail system provides convenient freight and passenger service to extended U.S. and Canadian markets. The Port of Hueneme, one of only four California deep water ports, is located 30 minutes from Moorpark. Moorpark is served directly by two freeways (23 & 118) and one highway (118) with immediate connections to five major freeways (101, 126, 5, 405, 210).
A skilled labor force is readily available due to the wide variety of advanced educational institutions nearby. Three community colleges serve Ventura County, including Moorpark’s own Moorpark College. Both California State University, Channel Islands and California State University, Northridge are within a 30-minute drive, and the private California Lutheran University is within a 15-minute drive. Major universities such as UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, and USC are all within a 50-60-minute drive.
Vibrant economy, skilled and educated workforce, centrally located, professional city services, low cost of doing business, excellent quality of life, all combine to make Moorpark the best choice to locate a business.
2000 population: 31,415
2010 population: 34,421
2012 population: 35,088
% Change: 1.9% (2010-2012)
% High School Graduates: 86.4%
% 4-year Degree +: 37.5%
Median Household Income: $103,618
Average Home Price: $555,750
% Pop in Labor Force: 72.5%
Incorporation Year: 1983
Acres of Open Space: approximately 1,500 acres
Quality of Life:
• High Street Arts Center
• Moorpark Country Days
• American Civil War Reenactment
• Apricot Festival
• July 3rd Fireworks
• Moorpark Unified School District-Public Education
• Moorpark College
• Pentair Pool Products
• Benchmark Electronics
• AG Machining
• Ensign-Bickford & Aerospace & Defense Company
• Test Equity
• Kretek International
• Moorpark Urgent Care
• Moorpark Unified School District
• Moorpark College
• City of Moorpark buses