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Ventura County, Southern California

Beautiful Ventura County offers a stunning 42 miles of coastline and the Los Padres National Forest, which accounts for 46 percent of the county’s land mass in the northern portion of the county. Fertile valleys in the southern half of the county make Ventura County a leading agricultural producer. Together, farming and the Los Padres National Forest occupy half of the county’s 1.2 million acres.

A mild year-round climate, along with scenic geography make the area attractive to the 850,000 culturally and ethnically diverse people who call Ventura County home. The unincorporated areas, along with the ten incorporated cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and San Buenaventura (Ventura) ranks Ventura as the 11th most populous county in the State.

Ventura County has a strong economic base that includes major industries such as manufacturing, biotechnology, agrigculture, advacned technologies, oil production, military testing and development, and tourism.

Home to two universities (California State University Channel Islands and Californian Lutheran University), and three Community Colleges (Oxnard, Ventura, and Moorpark), multiple university extensions, institutes, and adult schools, the county enjoys a strong structure for workplace development.

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