Oxnard, California is located in Ventura County and along the western edge of the Oxnard Plain. The city is among the world’s most important centers of agriculture. Oxnard is the lima bean and strawberry capital of the world. The city was established in 1903 and is home to over 193,000 residents. Oxnard is home to Port Hueneme and Nas Point Mugu, two large naval bases of the United States Navy. The busiest commercial port is Port of Hueneme between San Francisco and Los Angeles California.
The city was incorporated in 1903 and opened a public library financed by Andrew Carnegie in 1907. The library was one of three that Andrew Carnegie financed west of the Mississippi river.
Oxnard's economy is led by agriculture, defense, international trade, tourism and manufacturing. Port of Hueneme is the only deep-harbor port for commercial business and is the busiest port between the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Corporations that use the port include BMW, Jaguar, Chiquita and Del Monte Foods.
The California Strawberry Festival is held each year in the city of Oxnard during the summer on the campus of Oxnard College. The vendors of the festival offer many combinations of strawberry inspired foods such as strawberry pizza and strawberry nachos.
The city of Oxnard hosts the campuses of Oxnard College and California State University, Channel Islands. There is also satellite campuses of University of Phoenix and University of California, Santa Barbara located within the city limits.
The ChamberofCommerce.com is the directory for local businesses in the Oxnard, California area. Search our local state listings in the yellowpages of California to find other cities in your area for local business providers.
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