Meetings & Events

Energy Summit

State of the County

Economic Summit

Annual Member Dinner

November 16, 2022

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January 29, 2022

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April 23, 2022

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September 22, 2022

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Executive Meetings


All FY 2022-2023 Executive Meetings held at Kern EDC  ** 8:30 am

  • August 17, 2022
  • September 14, 2022
  • November 16, 2022
  • January 18, 2023
  • April 19, 2023
  • June 14, 2023

    Dates subject to change

    Board of Directors Meetings

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

    Next Meeting: September 22, 2022           

    Location: Dignity Health
    Bakersfield Hospitals – 
    Founders Hall           420 34th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301

    • January 26, 2023                 TBD
    • April 27, 2023                       TBD
    • June 22, 2023                       TBD



    **Set time unless otherwise notified

    Kern County

    East Kern Economic Alliance (EKEA) Meetings

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

    Next Meeting: September 15, 2022

    Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

    Location: Kern Valley Museum Annex. 60 Big Blue Road. Kernville, CA 93238

    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.

    Contact Us


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


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