Membership

When you team up with Kern Economic Development Corporation, you join a growing group of local businesses and organizations who are committed to using their resources to better our community.

Kern EDC creates local jobs by recruiting new businesses to Kern County and helping existing companies grow. We carry out our mission with support from businesses like yours, who recognize the ROI is seen in the big picture…a flourishing business environment and a better quality of life for us all.

Be a Part of Something Bigger

Kern EDC Members

 

Adventist Health Bakersfield AltaOne Federal Credit Union ASU Commercial AT&T
Avantus Bakersfield Adult School Bakersfield Condors Professional Hockey Bakersfield Family Medical Center

Bakersfield Marriott by the Convention Center

Bank of America Baymarr Constructors, Inc. Bolthouse Properties
Braun Electric BSK Associates Engineers & Laboratories Cal Portland Castle & Cooke California
Chicago Title Company City of California City City of Ridgecrest City of Tehachapi
Colombo Construction Company, Inc CBCC- Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center Cushman & Wakefield/PACCRA Daniells Philips Vaughan & Bock
Diversified Project Services International, Inc. E&B Natural Resources Management GPS Granite Construction Co.
Griffith Company
Holliday Rock Company Houchin Community Blood Bank Incentive Health IPA
Jaco Oil Company Jim Burke Ford Lincoln JPMorgan Chase, Commercial Banking Klassen Corporation
Knight’s Services, Inc. Landry Events Majestic Realty Company
Mojave Air and Space Port at Rutan Field
National Cement Company of California O’Dell Cross Certified Public Accountants Omni Family Health The Open Door Network
PCL Industrial Services, Inc REV Renewables Rio Tinto U.S. Borax Searles Valley Minerals
Southern Cal Edison/ED Services Southern California Gas Company Stratolaunch Stray Leaves Vineyard and Winery Inc.
Sullivan Petroleum Company T-Mobile
Tehachapi Winery Taft College
Terra-Gen Power, LLC The Blvd! Towery Homes DBA Towery Commercial
Trans-West
Triassic Vineyards Tri Counties Bank Valley Children’s Healthcare WM

 

 

3C Capital Funding AgWest Farm Credit American Safety Services, Inc. Anacapa Engineering and Design, Inc.
AppleOne B&B Surplus, Inc. Bank of the Sierra Bakersfield ARC, Inc.
Belden, Blaine, Raytis LLC BHE Renewables, LLC Blackwell Land & The Lavender Garden BNSF Railway
Building & Construction Trades Council Business Initiatives Charter Communications Colatruglio Wealth Management Group
Coldwell Banker Preferred, Realtors Colliers International Continental Labor & Staffing Resources Covenant Coffee
DC Energy Services
Dewalt Corp. e-Media Easeworks
First Solutions Insurance Services Giumarra Vineyards Golden Empire Transit District Goodwill
Greater Bakersfield Chamber Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council Hagan Denison LLP Hydrostor, Inc.
Key Staffing, Inc. Kern County Builder’s Exchange Kern County Chapter NECA Kern Island Insurance
Klassen & Smith Construction Inc. Krazan & Assoc. Kwik Signs Inc. Langan
Lee & Associates Madland Toyota-Lift Media Solutions, Inc. Mehr Consultancy
Mid State Development Corp. The Mogharebi Group Moneywise Wealth Management Motor City Auto Center
Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc. Pacific Steel Group Pioneer Partners, LLC PROforma Solutions for Printing
Project Development Solutions
Providence Strategic Consulting Inc. Reyneveld Construction Rockwell Automation
S.C. Anderson, Inc. Sage Investco SITREP Security Solutions The Social Vibe
Stinson’s Tejon Indian Tribe Tel-Tec Security Systems, Inc.
Ticor Title Co.
Total Western
Tracy Ranch, Inc. Trek Imaging United States Cold Storage
University of La Verne Volt Workforce Solutions Western States Petroleum Association Western States Regional Council of Carpenters
WESTEC Yankee Communications

 

Kern EDC 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

The strategic plan will guide Kern EDC’s business development activities and programs over the next three years.

Kern EDC’s new vision is to advance employment opportunities and economic well-being. This bold vision is supported by a new mission to cultivate and promote Kern County’s boundless opportunities for business.

Member Benefits

Direct Impact on Your Bottom Line

Many members and other local businesses will benefit directly from companies locating to or expanding in Kern County. New companies will use goods and services in their new community and your business will be there to fulfill those needs.

Benefit of Growth in Local Industry

Everyone benefits from a healthy economy. Even organizations that don’t immediately receive financial return from companies relocating to or expanding in Kern County will feel the economic impact of Kern EDC activities. When those new or growing companies hire their workforce and pay a good wage, those new employees will spend their money locally, on businesses like yours. Whether it’s increased spending on major purchases, clothing, recreation or other discretionary spending, we all benefit. These civic-minded organizations recognize the value of a vibrant economy and know that Kern County residents highly value their first-rate quality of life.

Why You Should Join

KEDC Members are “In The Know”

Advanced Notice on Business Relocations and Expansions

Networking & Referrals

Business-to-Business Marketing Opportunities

Member Levels

PLATINUM

$20,000

  • Complimentary tickets to KEDC events — Receive four tickets to Kern EDC events at no cost (Annual State of the County, Kern EDC Annual Dinner, and Kern EDC Energy Summit)
  • Full-page display ad in Annual Market Overview/Membership Directory — Be featured in this publication which is distributed to hundreds of other members and businesses considering expansion in Kern County ($1,200 value). Priority placement or upgrades available at a discounted rate.
  • Company logo prominently displayed in Kern EDC lobby.
  • Opportunity to contribute news items — Submit your news releases or story ideas for inclusion in Kern EDC’s newsletter and website.
  • Opportunity to win tickets to local sporting or cultural events.
  • Plus all benefits listed in the Active Category

GOLD

$10,000

  • Half-page display ad in Annual Market Overview/Membership Directory — Be featured in this publication which is distributed to hundreds of other members and businesses considering expansion in Kern County ($650 value). Priority placement or upgrades available at a discounted rate.
  • Company logo prominently displayed in Kern EDC lobby.
  • Opportunity to contribute news items — Submit your news releases or story ideas for inclusion in Kern EDC’s newsletter and website.
  • Opportunity to win tickets to local sporting or cultural events.
  • Plus all benefits listed in the Active Category

SILVER

$5,000

  • Quarter-page display ad in Annual Market Overview/Membership Directory — Be featured in this publication which is distributed to hundreds of other members and businesses considering expansion in Kern County ($350 value). Priority placement or upgrades available at a discounted rate.
  • Opportunity to contribute news items — Submit your news releases or story ideas for inclusion in Kern EDC’s newsletter and website.
  • Opportunity to win tickets to local sporting or cultural events.
  • Plus all benefits listed in the Active Category

BRONZE

$2,500

  • Opportunity to contribute news items — Submit your news releases or story ideas for inclusion in Kern EDC’s newsletter and website.
  • Opportunity to win tickets to local sporting or cultural events.
  • Plus all benefits listed in the Active Category

ACTIVE

$1,000

For Members with Fewer than 25 Employees

  • Opportunity to be nominated and elected to the Kern EDC Board of Directors.
  • Newsletters and email updates — Stay up-to-date on trends and local activity that will impact your business.
  • Advance notice of businesses relocating to Kern County — Receive contact information and even introductions to contacts with businesses new to Kern County.
  • Present your industry issues or company information — You will have the opportunity to present issues to the Kern EDC Board of Directors and Executive Staff.
  • Assistance with Research — Let us know what information you need (economic data, demographics, incentives and more) and we will help you find it.
  • Business to Business marketing opportunities.
  • Your business listed in Kern EDC’s annual Market Overview and Member Directory — Distributed to hundreds of other members, site selectors, and expanding businesses. Also available in a fully digital format on the Kern EDC website.
  • Opportunity to purchase advertising — Spotlight your business with a display ad in Kern EDC’s Market Overview and Member Directory. This is a member only advertising piece.
  • Advance notice and invitation events and meetings — You will be invited to member-only events and will receive advance notice of Kern EDC meetings.

Questions?

For all membership related questions, please contact Sophia Gligorevic.

Get in Touch
Call Me at:
(661) 862-5156

Or Email me at:
sophia@kedc.com

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

661-862-5150

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