Growth & Development
From international corporate headquarters to the local small business, doing business in Moorpark is the right choice. A vibrant local economy and professional City services support business growth and development in Moorpark. The City of Moorpark’s Economic Development Office works to attract, retain, and grow Moorpark’s businesses, and to revitalize Moorpark’s historic downtown. Companies with headquarters or offices located in Moorpark include Kavlico, Countrywide, First Data / Cardservice International, Pentair Pool Products, Laars / Waterpik, Aquaria, PennyMac, and SMTEK. These companies recognize that Moorpark provides the highest quality of life for their employees, leading to greater employee satisfaction and stability plus increased productivity.
Moorpark has been recognized as a Kosmont “Very Low-Cost City in which to do business” and as one of “America’s Top-Rated Smaller Cities”. Moorpark also has a long history of being the safest city in Ventura County, and the distinction of being one of the five safest cities in the state. Nationally recognized schools and the highest per capita income in the county add to Moorpark’s quality of life and strong economic climate. Money Magazine also named Moorpark one of the best places to live in 2007.
Located approximately 50 minutes from Los Angeles to the south and Santa Barbara to the north, Moorpark is a centrally located destination with readily accessible transportation amenities. Moorpark is within an hour of Burbank, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles International (LAX) airports. A Metrolink commuter rail station is located in downtown Moorpark, with easy commutes to the Los Angeles metro area. Union Pacific rail system provides convenient freight and passenger service to extended U.S. and Canadian markets. The Port of Hueneme, one of only four California deep water ports, is located just 30 minutes from Moorpark. Moorpark is served directly by two freeways (23 and 118) with immediate connections to five major freeways (101, 126, 5, 405, and the 210).
Education & Labor Force
A skilled labor force is readily available due to the wide variety of advanced educational institutions nearby. Three community colleges serve Ventura County, including Moorpark’s own Moorpark College. Both California State University at Channel Islands and California State University at Northridge are within a 30 minute drive and the private California Lutheran University is within a 15 minute drive. Major universities such as UC Santa Barbara, Pepperdine, UCLA, and USC are all within a 50 to 60 minute drive.
Vibrant economy, skilled and educated workforce, centrally located, professional city services, low cost of doing business, and excellent quality of life all combine to make Moorpark the best choice to live, work and play. For more detailed information about Moorpark and the city’s programs for business contact the Economic Development Office by calling 805-517-6289.