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Kern County's transportation and logistics cluster has grown significantly in the past ten years. Employing over 13,000 people with above-average wages in the key segments of road, air, rail, logistics, warehousing, and wholesale trade, the cluster has achieved overall growth of 2% in the 5-year period between 2003 and 2008.
Kern County has strengths in facilities support, specialized freight, trucking and logistics services for road and rail, rental, leasing, and equipment repair. The County's industry cluster is also strong in wholesale trade, which depends on the strong availability of transportation providers and services across various modes. The Transportation and Logistics cluster's strengths also appear tied to the County's strengths in energy and agriculture, two export-oriented industries that are heavily dependent on the large-scale transport of materials and final products.
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