City of Camarillo – Business Scene Newsletter


City of Camarillo
Business Scene Newsletter

CA Competes New Application Period
For most businesses the economic downturn created by COVID-19 has meant difficult adjustments to their daily operations, without much uplifting news. There is, however, a new application period underway for business tax credits through the CA Competes program. During this round of funding, there is $80 million available in credits. The application for CA Competes is free, and the deadline to submit is August 17. To date, eight Camarillo companies have been awarded tax credits totaling over $4 million.

California businesses that are expanding are encouraged to apply to CA Competes. The information requested in the application will include the numbers of full and part-time employees, how the tax credit can help the company create new jobs, wages for employees that will be hired or retained, and the accounting period for the business (and a number of other items). Details about CA Competes are available here.

Assistance with the application for CA Competes is available, at no charge, through our Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC), based in Camarillo.

Please contact Alondra Gaytan, via email or call 409-9159, to schedule an appointment.

Cybersecurity Workshop
While COVID-19 continues to present challenges in the business world, cybersecurity should still to be a paramount concern. In a single month there can be 1.75 billion data breaches worldwide, and an average of 25,575 records is compromised in a single breach. The targets of cyber-crimes, some 58% of the time, are small businesses. On September 2, the state is offering a free Cybersecurity Industry Convening virtual meeting.

The interactive workshop is tailored for IT/cybersecurity professionals, and will focus on getting California businesses better prepared for cyber-attacks. The Governor’s Cybersecurity Task Force (GCTF) is presenting the workshop to address the industry’s capability-skill gap.

The workshop will also provide companies with techniques for interviewing candidates in cybersecurity positions, and to be confident about hiring the right applicant. The GCTF is a division of the California Office of Emergency Services, or Cal OES.

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Las Personas son la Ciudad – The People are the City

Beginning June 29, 2020, Camarillo City Hall will be open to the public, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Face coverings are required to enter City Hall. We encourage all community members to continue to utilize services that are available online, or over the phone, as much as possible in order to maintain social distancing and help slow the spread of COVID-19. For more information and updates, please visit

Please stay updated with local COVID-19 updates.
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