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Ventura : City Takes Survey on Business Conditions

More than one-third of Ventura businesses hired new employees last year, and just over a quarter say they intend to make more hires this year, according to a survey of local businesses.

The survey, conducted by the city and released last week, included 76 businesses of varying size around Ventura.

About two-thirds of the businesses surveyed have been in Ventura for 10 years or more. If they had the choice to relocate today, 57% of business owners surveyed said they would stay in Ventura.

However, nearly one-third of the business owners said they do not find the city responsive enough to their problems.

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Thirty-two percent of respondents told surveyors that if the city wanted to improve Ventura’s business climate, it needs to work harder at being responsive.


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