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

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.

Member Benefit 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.
  • Your business logo and website link featured on Kern EDC website — Reach 21,000 unique visitors per year.
  • Opportunity to contribute news items — Submit your news releases or story ideas for inclusion in Kern EDC’s newsletter and website.
  • Tickets to local sporting events — Treat clients or employees to an evening of fun, using Kern EDC’s season tickets to Condor hockey games.
  • 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.
  • Your business logo and website link featured on Kern EDC website — Reach 21,000 unique visitors per year.
  • Opportunity to contribute news items — Submit your news releases or story ideas for inclusion in Kern EDC’s newsletter and website.
  • Tickets to local sporting events — Treat clients or employees to an evening of fun, using Kern EDC’s season tickets to Condor hockey games.
  • 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.
  • Your business logo and website link featured on Kern EDC website — Reach 21,000 unique visitors per year.
  • Opportunity to contribute news items — Submit your news releases or story ideas for inclusion in Kern EDC’s newsletter and website.
  • Tickets to local sporting events — Treat clients or employees to an evening of fun, using Kern EDC’s season tickets to Condor hockey games.
  • 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.
  • Tickets to local sporting events — Treat clients or employees to an evening of fun, using Kern EDC’s season tickets to Condor hockey games.
  • 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 on Kern EDC Website — Reach 21,000 unique visitors per year.
  • Your business listed in Kern EDC’s annual Market Overview and Member Directory — Distributed to hundreds of other members, site slectors, 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.

Why You Should Join

KEDC Members are “In The Know”

Advanced Notice on Business Relocations and Expansions

Networking & Referrals

Business-to-Business Marketing Opportunities

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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