Economic Development

Dedicated to promoting the Lompoc Valley and the prosperity of all businesses in the community through a unified organization

The Lompoc Chamber is an association of over 400 member businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals committed to promoting and maintaining a strong economy and quality of life in the Lompoc Valley. Economic Development is very important to the Chamber's mission. Below is a list of business support organizations and resources that help both current business owners and entrepreneurs in any stage of development. This list of resources should help with information about how to start or grow a business or relocate a business to Lompoc.

Click here to download the Lompoc Valley Chamber's "Checklist for Starting a Business."

Click here to read a helpful "How to Get a Business Loan" article by Consumer Affairs.

Click here to download the 2017 Lompoc Valley Community & Economic Profile, prepared by the Lompoc Valley Chamber.



If you need more information, please feel free to contact us.

Business Resources




City of Lompoc Economic Development Division

Includes information about the Economic Development Committee and City programs designed to help businesses, such as the Business Incentive Rebate Program and Economic Development Loan Program. To open a new business or transact business in the City, you will need to apply for a Business Tax Certificate (License). There are several types of businesses/organizations that may apply for an exemption from the Business Tax Certificate, including veterans and religious organizations. Click here for an exemption application. For more information, you may call (805) 875-8241 or 875-8242 or stop by the City Clerk's Office, Lompoc City Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center

The Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the Ventura County EDC-SBDC, the Los Angeles Regional Network, and the national Small Business Administration (SBA). They provide individualized consulting and training to new and growing businesses. For a confidential no-cost consultation, contact them for an appointment - the intake process link is on their website.

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Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder

Any person who regularly transacts business, under a fictitious name, in the County of Santa Barbara is required to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement with the Clerk-Recorder within 40 days of first transacting business. You can file a statement at either of the two Clerk-Recorder offices in Santa Maria or Santa Barbara, or you can complete the form online, and mail it with payment to one of the offices.

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CalGold Business Permit System

Part of the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, this website assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits.

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Economic Vitality Team of Santa Barbara County

The mission of the Economic Vitality Team of Santa Barbara County is to enhance the quality of life throughout Santa Barbara County by promoting economic vitality through generation of jobs, increased capital investment, business retention, expansion and attraction, while promoting and supporting entrepreneurs.

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Workforce Development Board of Santa Barbara County

The Workforce Development Board of Santa Barbara County (WDB) develops innovative workforce strategies that help businesses, individuals and industries achieve and sustain economic vitality across all communities in Santa Barbara County. The WDB is a public/private partnership created by the Federal Workforce Investment Act legislation and is staffed by the County of Santa Barbara.

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Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. The Los Angeles District Office serves Santa Barbara County and is a full-service financing office offering Microloans, 7(a), 504, CAPLines, Community Advantage, Export Working Capital, and SBA Express Programs. Technical assistance is readily available through an extensive network of three SCORE chapters, four Women Business Centers and nine Small Business Development Centers.

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SCORE

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.

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Better Business Bureau of the Tri-Counties

BBB Serving Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. BBB is the resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses. Their network of BBBs allows them to monitor and take action on thousands of business issues affecting consumers at any given time. BBB is also a significant distributor of consumer and business education information and tips and alerts about marketplace scams. And BBB offers dispute resolution programs for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints.

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Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)

Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) established its micro-loan fund and self-employment training program in 1991. Since then, we have worked diligently to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. And although we target women because of the unique challenges they face, we help men, too. WEV programs combine classroom training, capital and individual technical assistance to support the small business entrepreneur through start-up, stabilization and growth phases. Most services are provided in Spanish and English. WEV uses our own custom training curriculum: From Vision to Venture: Planning for Business Success. Currently in its seventh edition, it is published in both Spanish and English.

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