VCEDA is a 62-year-old organization, recognized as regional voice of business on issues affecting the economy in California and Ventura County. Membership in VCEDA helps leverage the power of a unified regional business group focused on stimulating the economy through advocacy and positive working relationships with key national, state and local public, private and nonprofit leaders.
VCEDA has been the catalyst for a number of organizations addressing some of our most pressing issues: Housing Opportunities Made Easier (HOME), the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) and the Ventura County Civic Alliance (VCCA). VCEDA also has provided leadership in the last two rounds of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), saving thousands of jobs.
VCEDAâ€™s Policy Committee
This committee reviews policies and legislation impacting VCEDA members and Ventura County businesses and makes recommendations for all VCEDA positions and advocacy plans to the Board of Directors. Upon Board approval, VCEDA communicates itsâ€™ positions to members and the public. All VCEDA members are encouraged to participate in this monthly committee by attending or bringing issues affecting their business forward for consideration.
Representing VCEDA members on important state and local organizations
vÂ Governorâ€™s Office of Small Business Advocate, Advisory Council and Disaster Preparedness Committee
vÂ The Governorâ€™s Emergency Planning Advisory Workgroup
vÂ The Emergency Planning Council of Ventura County
vÂ P-16 Council of Ventura County
vÂ The Regional Defense Partnership for the 21st Century (RDP-21)
vÂ The Green Coast Alliance
vÂ Ventura County Civic Alliance (VCCA)
vÂ Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County (EDC-VC)
vÂ The Gold Coast Veterans Foundation (GCVF)
vÂ Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA)