Meetings & Events

Energy Summit

Annual State of the County

Economic Summit

Annual Member Dinner

December 5, 2020
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Executive Committee Meetings

All 2020-2021 Executive Meetings held at Kern EDC | 8:30 am (Unless otherwise indicated)


  • July 2020 – Dark
  • September 16, 2020
  • November 18, 2020
  • December 2020 – Dark
  • January 20, 2021
  • March 17, 2021
  • May 19, 2021

Dates subject to change

Board of Directors Meetings

All Board Meetings are held quarterly on the fourth Thursday of the month.

September 24, 2020
Location: Zoom Meeting– For more information, contact Sophia Gligorevic at | 9:00am-11:00am

January 28, 2021
Location: TBD | 9:00am-11:00am

April 22, 2021
Location: TBD | 9:00am-11:00am

June 24, 2021
Location: TBD | 9:00am-11:00am

East Kern Economic Alliance (EKEA) Meetings

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

Next Meeting: September 10, 2020

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Zoom Meeting- For more information, contact Richard Chapman at


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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