It’s been more than 100 years since pioneers began pumping “black gold” from Kern County soil. Little did THEY know that as they dug those first few oil wells in the late 1800s, their labor would continue to fuel Kern County’s economy for the next century.
In 2002, four agencies came together to examine metro Bakersfield and what improvements needed to be made in traffic flow and road work to facilitate city growth for the next 20 to 30 years. bill Thomas stepped forward as well and led efforts to secure $630 million for road projects.
While most of the country has been grappling with struggling markets and ever-increasing unemployment rates, the Kern Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) has continued to keep the county afloat, securing funds and jobs to ensure the growth of Kern County in the years to come.
All sides of the creek unite! We dive behind-the-scenes with the City of Bakersfield as they unveil big plans for downtown’s newest attractions.
You don’t get a reputation like ours by slacking. Find out why Kern County is on top of the list as a relocation destination.
What is priority number one for the companies looking to settle down in Kern? It all rests on our great secret-keeping skills.