Where We Stand

VCEDA Board voted to oppose Measure M

September 24, 2014

By Sandy Smith, Chair, VCEDA Policy Committee On July 21st, the Port Hueneme City Council adopted a resolution placing a general tax ballot measure on the November 4, 2014 general municipal election now known as Measure M.  The measure would impose a business license tax targeted at businesses operating at the Port of Hueneme and […]

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Ventura County Star Op-Ed – Not If, But When: There Will be Another BRAC

March 3, 2012

On Jan. 26, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced the 2013 Defense Budget, cutting $487 billion over 10 years as mandated by the Congress in the Budget Control Act of last summer.

He also recommended that President Obama seek authorization from Congress to conduct two rounds of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), one in 2013 and another in 2015.

The call for another BRAC has sparked much consternation among Congress and local communities.

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More Businesses Becoming Sustainable

October 15, 2011

By Bill Buratto, Ventura County Star, October 15, 2011– We hear a lot about sustainability these days, usually in connection with the environment and natural resources. Webster defines sustainability as “the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld or confirmed” and being sustainable as “pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques […]

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Connecting Some Dots on the Road to Resiliency

August 10, 2011

By Bill Buratto Ventura County Star – August 6, 2011 I admit it. I’m a Ventura County Star junkie. The first thing I do each morning is grab the paper from the driveway and a cup of coffee to get caught up on what’s happening in the county, particularly in business and the economy. But […]

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Where Does The County Go From Here? It’s All About Jobs

May 18, 2011

By Bill Buratto Ventura County Star – June 11, 2011 While less government spending is ultimately a good thing, there are transitional consequences. As federal and state governments are being focused to reduce deficits and spending, we will continue to see layoffs in the public sector fueling already high levels of unemployment. This trend will […]

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Ventura County Will Benefit From AT&T and T- Mobile Acquisition

May 6, 2011

By Bill Buratto Ventura County Star – May 14, 2011 AT&T’s recently announced plan to acquire T-Mobile is great news for Ventura County. As we move forward into the 21st century, it is important to promote all efforts to build out the most advanced communications networks possible. The Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA) advocates […]

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