Meetings & Events

Energy Summit

State of the County

Economic Summit

Annual Member Dinner

November 14, 2024

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January 25, 2024

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May 11, 2024

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September 12, 2024

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Executive Committee

All FY 2023-2024 Executive Committee Meetings are held at 8:30 am at Kern EDC’s Offices (2700 M Street, Suite 200, Bakersfield)

  • April 04, 2024
  • June 19, 2024

  • December 12, 2023 @ 8 am  (Special Meeting: Discussion regarding B3K Regional Council membership)

Dates subject to change

Board of Directors


All Board meetings are held quarterly at 9:00 am on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Next Meeting:

  • April 25, 2024
  • June 27, 2024


**Set time unless otherwise notified

East Kern Economic Alliance (EKEA)

EKEA Meetings are generally held on the second Thursday of the month.

Next Meeting: 

March 14, 2024 at @ 2:00 PM

China Lake Room at Springhill Suites by Marriott

113 E. Sydnor Ave.

Ridgecrest, CA



Manufacturing Alliance of Kern (MAK)

MAK Meetings are generally held on the second Thursday of the month from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Next Meeting: March 14, 2024

If you are interested in attending an upcoming MAK meeting, please contact Melinda Brown at 661-369-5618 or

View videos from past events.

Kern Economic Development Corporation (Kern EDC) is a public-private partnership that brings together private businesses, education, elected officials, and non-profit organizations for the purpose of a single goal: creating a strong and diverse economy for Kern County. Kern EDC promotes the region to businesses looking for areas to expand, and works with existing local businesses to ensure they have what they need to thrive and grow here in Kern County.

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Kern Economic Development Corporation
2700 M Street, Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93301


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