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Implementing the Strategy requires a joint venture of numerous entities to assist existing businesses expand and encourage the location of new business in Kern County.

Questions regarding the County's Economic Development Strategy may be addressed to:

Teresa Hitchcock
County Administrative Office
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 5th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 868-3161

The Board designated the Kern Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) as the County's lead economic development entity. All business inquiries regarding potential sites and general information regarding business services may be directed to KEDC by contacting:

Richard D. Chapman, President, CEO
(661) 862-5161