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2017 KERN COUNTY

MARKET OVERVIEW & MEMBER DIRECTORY


TOGETHER WE POWER

KERN COUNTY

California Resources Corporation is proud to partner with the Kern Economic Development Corporation. We commend their efforts to promote and enhance economic growth in our communities.

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THE CALIFORNIA THAT WORKS. Kern County's Tejon Ranch Commerce Center

Industrial Sites from 1 to 280 Acres For Sale - Lease - Build-to-Suit

Cory Restad (661) 663-4249 crestad@tejonranch.com

Access to more than 40 million consumers for next day delivery service.

Lowest warehouse wage rates among Southern California regions.*

Dual port access to LA/Long Beach and Oakland. Provides supply chain risk mitigation.

329,000 labor force within 45 minutes drive.

Lowest shipping costs among Southern California regions to both the 5 and 11 western states.*

Fully-entitled for development up to 20 million sq. ft.

Suitable for successful E-commerce fulfillment facility.

Kern County’s only active Foreign Trade Zone.

Development partners include:

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President’s Message

Welcome to Kern County Kern County Represents the New—and Improved—California

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resh off the heels of the Year of the Millennial, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the community is well-positioned to attract and retain the high-value businesses and accompanying talent that will help propel the region forward. As the top U.S. metro for upward mobility and the #2 region for millennial job and population growth, the “next” generation’s workforce will have ample opportunities to achieve the American dream of home ownership and financial security. Kern County performs exceedingly well, according to The Atlantic’s writer James Fallows’ “eleven signs that a city (region) will succeed” metrics. Such indicators as: PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS ARE REAL Since 2008, approximately $30 billion has been invested in Kern County solar and wind projects. This is primarily due to the Kern County Board of Supervisors’ bold 2011 decision to adopt a renewable energy goal of 10,000 MW in production by 2015. This ambitious mandate has resulted in 8,000 construction jobs; 1,500 operational jobs; AND over 11,000 MW of energy production. Today the county boasts the world’s largest wind farm (Alta Wind Energy Center) and solar facility (Solar Star). PEOPLE KNOW THE CIVIC STORY Last year’s commemoration of Kern’s 150th anniversary is a testament to the community’s pioneering spirit and strong work ethic. Community members gathered at the Kern County Museum to celebrate, and the Board of Supervisors held their regular meeting in Havilah, the original county seat. 2017 Kern County Market Overview & Member Directory

THEY ARE NEAR A RESEARCH INSTITUTION...AND THEY HAVE—AND CARE ABOUT—A COMMUNITY COLLEGE CSUB’s California Energy Research Center and the FabLab are creating opportunities for company formation through commercialization and technology transfer activities. Bakersfield College’s new industrial automation baccalaureate degree program will supply needed STEM-related workers for the local energy and value-added agriculture sectors. Other best practices include Taft College’s innovative STEM program and Cerro Coso Community College’s new cybersecurity program. In addition, the Mojave Air and Space Port and the Federal Laboratories at China Lake have emerged as leading aerospace/defense research hubs. Finally, Fallows points out that a craft beer industry is indicative of a great city. Indian Wells Brewery in Inyokern started the microbrewery revolution almost two decades ago. Over the last few years, several new and expanded ventures have begun “hopping” up all over region. The projects add jobs, yes, but they also create gathering places not just for millennials, but for older generations too! Kern County’s leaders are fully embracing Fallows’ “best practices” to create a sustainable economic future. Indeed, it is the opportune time for the region to be recognized as the ideal corporate and millennial relocation destination. ■ RICHARD D. CHAPMAN President & CEO

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: I would like to thank The Marcom Group for their always impressive design work on this publication. Also, this year we had generous photographic contributions from local photographers that capture the beauty of our county to share with our readers. Lastly, much appreciation specifically to local photographer Tony Moreno whose photo was used on this year’s Market Overview cover. –TAMARA BAKER, 2017 Market Overview Editor

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ADVERTISERS INDEX 29 | Aera Energy

45 | Kern County STEMposium

8 | Berkadia Real Estate Advisors

6 | Kern Economic Development | Corporation

20 | Bolthouse Development Company IFC | California Resources Corporation 45 | Century Rubber Company 13 | Chevron 21 | City of Arvin 45 | City of McFarland 35 | County of Kern 21 | CSU Bakersfield

21 | Kern Economic Development | Corporation Promotional Video 59 | Kern Economic Development | Foundation 29 | Kern Schools Federal Credit Union II | The Marcom Group 12 | Marcom Real Estate 29 | McIntosh & Associates 28 | Rabobank

44 | CSU Bakersfield School of | Business & Public Administration

8 | Saba Agency

44 | Granite Construction Company

8 | sPower

4 | Greater Bakersfield | Chamber of Commerce

I | Tejon Ranch Company

13 | Kaiser Permanente

35 | Visit Bakersfield 4 | Wonderful Real Estate Development

28 | Kern County Energy Summit

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1 | President’s Message 2 | Advertisers Index 3, 5 | Table of Contents 7, 9-11 | Kern EDC: Helping Businesses | Thrive in Kern County Since 1988 Learn more about the county’s primary engine for economic and workforce development.

Photo courtesy Casey Christie/The Bakersfield Californian

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14-15 | Top 10 Reasons to Do Business in Kern County

16-19 | Quality of Life With an array of outdoor and cultural activities, Kern County has something for everyone.

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With top rankings making national news, it’s easy to see why Kern County is an economic powerhouse.

22-27 | Kern County by the Numbers

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30-34 | Community Profile & Demographics With one of the fastest-growing populations in the nation, Kern’s diverse communities continue to flourish with opportunities.

Photo courtesy Gilbert Vega

Take an in-depth look into Kern’s economic growth, cost of living, industry projections, and much more.

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36-41 | Business Advantage

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Strategic market access and business-friendly environment are just two of the reasons why companies prefer Kern County.

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Lead. Build. Grow.

The success of our members means a robust business community for all. That’s one reason the Chamber team is working around the clock for you, while you run your business. Check out how we support local business and economic growth:

Community Community engagement engagement

Developing the workforce

Our professional development programs not only foster high school students, but empower the next generation of business and community leadership.

Strength in numbers

With more than 100 nominations submitted, the 2016 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards celebrated 17 awardees representing the best of our community.

We represent more than 1,100 members, that collectively employee over 70,000 people. Only members are referred, and over 400 referrals were logged last year.

Advocating for change

The Chamber gives members a voice on issues that impact their business through our advocacy programs.

Connection is key

Our events draw hundreds of people to help you not only build your client list, but also your bottom line.

#YourBusinessAdvocate 1725 Eye Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 • 661.327.4421 • www.bakersfieldchamber.org

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42-43 | Target Industries

48-51 | Energy & Natural Resources Kern County is the leading energy provider for the state of California and is connected to the strongest players in the global energy industry.

52-53 | Healthcare Services Kern County residents enjoy an array of cutting-edge medical services thanks to novel and innovative healthcare providers.

54-55 | Transportation, Logistics | & Advanced Manufacturing Kern’s easy one-day turnaround trip to California’s largest population centers makes it a rapidly-growing home for some of the world’s largest companies.

56-57 | Value-Added Agriculture Thanks to fertile soils and one of the best climates for fruit and vegetable production, value-added agriculture is a strong economic driver for Kern County’s economy.

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Eastern Kern County is home to some of the most innovative and specialized technologies in the world.

Photo courtesy Tony Moreno Photography

46-47 | Aerospace & Defense

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Oil and agriculture aren’t the only industries making headlines in Kern County. Discover more about what Kern “does for a living.”

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Meeting demands for a skilled and prepared workforce are top priorities for education professionals.

64-83 | Kern EDC Member Directory

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58, 58-63 60-63 | Education

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Take a Closer Look

Kern County Put your business within a 4-hour drive of 40 million consumers! KERN'S BUSINESS ADVANTAGE: ■ Short permit process, measured in days or weeks rather than months or years ■ Strategic location on two major north/south routes, Interstate 5 and State Hwy 99 ■ Business friendly, where cost of doing business is 94% of the U.S. average ■ Cost-competitive & productive workforce ready to help your business ■ One of the fastest-growing economies in the U.S. since 2001

KERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION To learn more, visit kedc.com or call (661) 862-5150


Kern EDC them with grant and loan professionals. Businesses looking to relocate or expand in Kern County can find a wide variety of incentives available. We direct businesses to federal, state and local economic incentives, helping attract new jobs, investment and development. PRIVATE/PUBLIC SECTOR SYNERGY Whether we are helping facilitate Kern’s already-expedient permitting process, or speaking to local elected officials on behalf of regional companies, our strong relationship with the County and local cities is invaluable.

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ern 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. Since 1988, Kern EDC has helped retain, grow, and attract businesses and jobs to Kern County. The economic base still features the nation’s leading energy providers, and it regularly ranks in the top three most-productive agricultural centers, but these days other industries like transportation/warehousing, health care, and aerospace and defense have helped create a more resilient local economy… just as the organization’s founders had hoped.

Helping Companies Grow & Create Jobs Kern EDC offers a variety of services designed to support our mission. With local industry sector expertise and deep

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connections in Kern’s communities, we work to ensure the region remains a leader in commerce and a hub for innovation.

Kern EDC Services SITE SELECTION ASSISTANCE FOR NEW BUSINESSES Kern EDC is one of the few California regions that markets itself around the country. That’s because Kern County and its municipalities embrace new businesses and offer fast-track permitting, allowing a company to be up and running within months after inking a deal. Kern EDC partners with the County of Kern, municipalities and real estate professionals, to identify available property and buildings that meet your requirements.

We compile labor studies, demographic data, economic vitality updates and other important information you need to objectively evaluate Kern County as a viable option for your growing business. Our website is updated often, and our weekly electronic newsletter keeps the community and interested parties around the country informed about economic trends and news that affects our region. ■

The Kern Economic Development Corporation (Kern EDC) is a public private partnership formed in 1988 with the mission of stimulating a diversified and strong economic climate in Kern County. This is accomplished through new business recruitment and assistance with retention and expansion of existing businesses.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Kern EDC works closely with California State University Bakersfield, our three local community colleges, and private education institutions that prepare the Kern County workforce. We help ensure that educators know what existing and new businesses are looking for in their talent. FINANCING We help businesses find and apply for financial incentives, and we connect

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Kern Economic Development Foundation (KEDF) links business, education, and the community through projects relating to STEM education, local workforce and professional development. KEDF supports businesses and the community’s overall economic well-being by focusing on the people who fill the jobs that Kern EDC helps create.

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Renewable Energy. Sustainable Future.

Berkadia, a joint venture of Berkshire Hathaway and Leucadia National Corporation, is an industry leading commercial real estate company providing comprehensive capital solutions and investment sales advisory and research services for multifamily and commercial properties. Berkadia is amongst the largest, highest rated, and most respected primary, master, and special servicers in the industry.

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The Value of a Job

What’s the Big Deal About New Jobs? Whether the companies are large or small, the impact of every 100 jobs includes spending:

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$1,390,000 in car payments & insurance

$962,000 in recreation, entertainment & restaurants

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$2,376,000 in business services

… and millions more in commercial real estate, housing, bank deposits, real estate taxes and more—IN ONE YEAR! From a study developed by Rieger & Associates of Denver Colorado, using Bakersfield and Kern County economic data including government and private business research and sources. A complete copy of the study is available upon request

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Kern EDC Team

Executive Committee

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Board of Directors

WAYNE KRESS Chair Director/Principal Cushman & Wakefield | Pacific Commercial Realty Advisors

TERRENCE ALEXIS Manager, Plant Administration/HR National Cement

TERESA HITCHCOCK Assistant County Administrative Officer Kern County Board of Trade

DAVID WOMACK Vice-Chair SVP, Area ManagerKern County Kaiser Permanente

JOE ASHLEY DirectorCRC Special Projects Team California Resources Corporation

TIM HOOPER Manager, Business Development S.C. Anderson, Inc.

STEVE RENOCK Treasurer President/CEO Kern Schools Federal Credit Union

MICHAEL BELLICH Senior Director Target Distribution Center

BRUCE JAY President & CEO Valley Republic Bank

LAUREL SHOCKLEY Secretary Economic Development Consultant Southern California Edison Economic Development Services

ISABELLE BRASSARD General Manager, California Operations Rio Tinto Minerals/ US Borax

LINDA JAY Chief Executive Officer Bakersfield Association of Realtors

ROB DUCHOW Immediate Past Chair Public Affairs Manager Southern California Gas Company

SHARLET BRIGGS President & CEO Adventist Health Bakersfield

ORCHEL KRIER City Council Member City of Taft

MIKE MAGGARD Supervisor, Third District County of Kern

DR. DEBRA DANIELS Superintendent/ President Taft College

RICK KREISER President Carney’s Business Technology Center

ZACK SCRIVNER Supervisor, Second District County of Kern

BILL DEAVER Board Member Mojave Air and Space Port

ROGER McINTOSH Principal McIntosh & Associates

KRISTEN DOUD Ex-Officio Member Chair Kern Economic Development Foundation Local Government Relations Pacific Gas & Electric

CHRISTINE FRAZIER Superintendent of Schools Kern County Superintendent of Schools

HUGH F. McMAHON IV Senior Vice President of Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Tejon Ranch Co.

JOHN GUINN Vice President Wonderful Real Estate Development

MIKE MOORE Vice President Farm Credit West

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Staff DENNIS MULLINS Partner Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb and Kimball, LLP

AMY ROTH Public & Government Affairs Director E&B Natural Resources

RICHARD CHAPMAN President & CEO

MICHAEL MYERS President & CEO GEMCare Mercy Memorial Health System

TOM SABA President Saba Agency

CHERYL SCOTT Vice President Foundation Executive Director

DENISE NEWTON Senior Manager Pacific Gas & Electric Company

SANDRA SERRANO Chancellor Kern Community College District

MELINDA BROWN Director of Business Development/ Corporate Relocations

MARK NOVAK Dean, Extended University Division & Senior International Officer CSU Bakersfield

SCOTT THAYER President Castle & Cooke

TAMARA BAKER Marketing & Research Coordinator

CHRIS PARLIER City Council Member, Ward 7 City of Bakersfield

SUSAN WIGGINS Mayor City of Tehachapi

COURTNEY ANSOLABEHERE Foundation Coordinator

PATTY POIRE Corporate & Public Affairs Grimmway Farms

JENNIFER WOOD Mayor California City

MICHELLE LIDGETT Administrative Assistant

CATHY PROUT Mayor City of Shafter

JOHN WOONER City Manager City of McFarland

WALTER RAY VP, Business Development & Physician Relations Dignity Health

Helping Businesses Thrive in Kern County Since 1988. 2017 Kern County Market Overview & Member Directory

Kern EDC is the local engine for improving the quality of life for people who live in Kern County. Kern EDC works with business and public entities to identify and promote opportunities for economic growth. — Wayne Kress, Chair 11


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Top Ten

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Top 10 Reasons to Do Business in Kern County

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Location, Location, Location!

#2 for FastestGrowing Millennial Population in U.S. (Bloomberg)

From 2010 to 2013, Bakersfield saw an increase its millennial population of 38 percent, ahead of major cities such as Austin, Las Vegas, and Houston.

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Top 10 FastestGrowing Economy (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Kern County is listed in the top 10 of the 200 largest metros in the nation for fastest-growing metro GDPs. Powered by the energy and agriculture industries, Kern County’s economy experienced an annual growth rate of 7.9% from 2001-2015.

Photo courtesy Felix Adamo/ The Bakersfield Californian.

Photo courtesy Casey Christie/ The Bakersfield Californian

Kern County is geographically the center of California’s population, making it accessible to nearly 40 million consumers.

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#5 Metro in U.S. for Upward Mobility

(National Bureau of Economic Research)

Kern County is definitely the land of opportunity because it ranks #1 in U.S. for “Odds of Reaching Top Fifth Starting from the Bottom Fifth.” Greater mobility is associated with the following community characteristics: less segregation, less income inequality, better schools, greater social capital, and more stable families.

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#9 Engineering Jobs per Capita in U.S. (Forbes)

Over 30,000 people work in the local energy industry and engineers make up about 4,680 employees. This translates to 17.1 engineers per 1,000 employees.

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Bakersfield #1 for Housing Affordability in California (New Geography)

In 2016, Bakersfield was named #1 for housing affordability in California by the 12th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.

Bakersfield ranks #1 for housing affordability in California, while Kern County ranks #4 for most industrial variety. 2017 Kern County Market Overview & Member Directory


These are just a few accolades that demonstrate Kern County’s stability as an economic powerhouse. Photo courtesy Mojave Air and Space Port

Photo courtesy Casey Christie/The Bakersfield Californian

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With top rankings making national news, it’s easy to see why Kern County is “the land of opportunity.”

#4 Region for STEM Jobs (Brookings Institution)

Photo courtesy Felix Adamo/ The Bakersfield Californian

Photo courtesy Tony Moreno Photography

The number of light blue-collar jobs in the energy and agriculture industry puts Kern’s Bakersfield MSA ahead of cities like Seattle and Boston for the prevalence of technical jobs: science, computer technology, engineering and math.

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#4 Most Industrial Variety (WalletHub)

From aerospace to logistics and manufacturing jobs, Kern County has a bountiful job market for the average job seeker, independent of background or industry focus.

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#3 in Nation for Millennial Home Ownership (Housingwire.com)

While other cities saw a decrease in homeownership rates among Millennials over the past decade from 40% to about 32%, the rate in Bakersfield increased 5% from its 2006 homeownership rate of 35%.

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#2 Most Affordable City for Retirees (Forbes)

According to GoBankingRates.com, Bakersfield is the second most affordable city in the United States for retirement. Based on the median household income of $56,842, Bakersfield, residents would have an extra $13,416 more each year than what is needed to live comfortably. ■

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Quality of Life

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Quality of Life Food. Fun. Festivals. Family.

Bakersfield #20 in Nation for Livability

rom families to college students to business professionals, Kern County has much to offer anyone looking for an affordable and attractive place to live their dreams. Cultural and outdoor activities abound, various professional sports teams offer entertainment and housing prices are more reasonable than anywhere else in California. Kern County’s combination of large community opportunity and small town appeal is just right.

According to a WalletHub study, Bakersfield was ranked #20 in the nation for “Livability.” The ranking of “Livability” was based on: Families; Recreation; Pet Lovers; People with Disabilities; Diversity, and more. Other California cities such as Fresno, Oakland, and Los Angeles ranked at #49, #47, and #33, respectively.

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Bakersfield is the #1 city in the nation for family activities and fun! — WalletHub 2017 Kern County Market Overview & Member Directory


(NerdWallet, Cost of Living Index Calculator Calculator)

Salary Comparison

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San Francisco

$99,074

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Orange County $84,612

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San Diego

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Los Angeles

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Sacramento

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If you make $60,000 and decide to move to Kern County, you’ll be astonished by how much further your money will go compared to other areas in the state.

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$1,360,500 (California Association of Realtors)

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Quality of Life

Kern County is the Place to Be!

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ky diving, rock climbing, biking, off-roading, skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, river rafting, fishing, golfing, auto racing, bird-watching. All this and more is waiting for you in Kern County. Kern is within easy reach of Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Pacific Coast, Las Vegas, Yosemite, Sequoia, and Death Valley, making it the perfect location for travel in California and the West. The wild and scenic Kern River is a mecca for outdoor activities, where beginners and professionals alike flock to its world-class rapids. The Kern River Valley is home to some of the best fishing and camping in California, with easy access to the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The county’s five recreational lakes add to the fun for water lovers.

Kern’s desert is home to the awe-inspiring Red Rock Canyon State Park and the living ghost town of Randsburg. You can also view the history of flight or developments in military technology at Edwards Air Force Base, Vernon P. Saxon Flight Museum, or the U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS).

Outdoor Activities

In the southern valley is the Wind Wolves Preserve, the west coast’s largest non-profit preserve at 93,000 acres, offering birding hikes, full moon and blackout hikes, movies in the canyon, some of the most noteworthy Native American rock art in North America, and a herd of tule elk.

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Community Festivals

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Photo Casey Christie/ The Bakersfield Californian

Kern Lifestyle

More elk can be found at Tule Elk State Natural Reserve where a small herd, once in danger of extinction, is now protected. The nearby Kern National Wildlife Refuge provides optimum wintering habitat for migratory birds with an emphasis on waterfowl and water birds. Kern is home to a plethora of festivals: from Whiskey Flat Days to the Grand Fondo, bluegrass to jazz, Greek to Scottish, Celtic to Basque, and craft beer to wine. Bakersfield was ranked as the No. 1 City for Family Activities and Fun, and No. 9 for best California Cities for Families by WalletHub.com. Here one can experience the famous “Bakersfield Sound” at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace, regularly nominated as Nightclub of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, as well as the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame, a performing arts theater and professional recording studio that promotes the rich local music community. Explore the Bakersfield Museum Trail, a driving route that connects four unique and family-friendly museums. Check out Bakersfield’s thriving arts scene and First Friday ArtWalk downtown. Discover long-lost treasures in the city’s many antique stores, including the one housed in the former F. W. Woolworth’s store that still serves up food at the Woolworth’s Luncheonette. With more Basque restaurants than any other city in the nation, indulge yourself with Bakersfield’s memorable food experiences. And don’t forget Kern’s local microbreweries when you want to top off your unbeatable visit in Kern County. ■

Delicious Food Photo courtesy Buck Owens Private Foundation

Photo courtesy Barbara Butler/Bakersfield Life

Love of Sports Photo courtesy Mark Nessia/Bakersfield Life

Whatever your passion—bird-watching, golfing, hunting and fishing, auto racing, sky diving, rock climbing, biking, off-roading, skiing, kayaking, or windsurfing—Kern County is the place to be! 2017 Kern County Market Overview & Member Directory

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By the Numbers

Kern County by the Numbers Top 10 U.S. Economy Since 2001

35.8B

$

I

Gross Domestic Product

n 2015, Kern County’s GDP reached $35.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Once again, manufacturing and trade industries were the top performers.

9

#

Metro in California for GDP

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#

Metro in U.S. for GDP

KERN COUNTY GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROWTH (2005-15) $45,000 (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)

GDP

MILLIONS

$40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000 YR

22

$20,000 2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

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TOP GDPs IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CITY

GDP ($B)

Fresno

$38.8

Bakersfield

$35.8

EMPLOYMENT BY AGE IN KERN COUNTY

14-18

1.5%

19-21

5%

22-24

7%

25-34

23.5%

Visalia-Porterville $15.8

35-44

22%

Merced

$8.3

45-54

21%

Hanford

$5.4

55-64

14.5%

Madera

$4.9

65-99

6%

Stockton (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)

AGE

Modesto

Kern’s Top Private Sector Employers 1. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE Location: Edwards Type: Military Employees: 9,353

$24.6

2. COUNTY OF KERN

$19.1

Location: Bakersfield Type: Government Employees: 9,300 3. CHINA LAKE NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER Location: China Lake Type: Military Employees: 7,000 4. GRIMMWAY Location: Arvin Type: Agriculture

COST OF LIVING IN KERN COUNTY

Employees: 4,256

200 176.4

175

5. WM. BOLTHOUSE FARMS Location: Bakersfield

150

144.8

147.4

Type: Agriculture

112.5 108.7

6. DIGNITY HEALTH

108.9

Location: Bakersfield

100

Type: Healthcare

75 San Diego

San Francisco

Fresno

Sacramento

25

Los Angeles

50

Employees: 3,296 Kern County

(JobsEQ®, Data as of 2016Q2 & COLI.org)

Employees: 3,600

125

0

7. ADVENTIST HEALTH BAKERSFIELD Location: Bakersfield Type: Healthcare Employees: 2,415

CA Cities

US Base

8. CITY OF BAKERSFIELD Location: Bakersfield

1

#

Bakersfield City in California for Housing Affordability (Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, 2016)

Type: Government Employees: 1,600 9. SUN WORLD INTERNATIONAL Location: Bakersfield Type: Agriculture Employees: 1,600 10. CHEVRON Location: Bakersfield Type: Oil & Gas Employees: 1,300 (Kern Economic Development Corporation)

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By the Numbers KERN COUNTY GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY INDUSTRY TOP 10 TAXPAYERS

TAXES

VALUE TAXES

Chevron USA $4,039,879,770 $45,004,285

$3,613,067,568 $40,766,190

Aera Energy

Pacific Gas & Electric

$1,863,523,907 $19,821,396

$956,385,626 $13,565,093

DOLLARS (M)

All Industry Total

$35,826

Private Industries

Southern Linn Energy California Edison Holdings VALUE

(County of Kern, Tax Rates & Assessed Valuations 2016-2017)

TAXES

VALUE TAXES

VALUE TAXES

$818,093,398 $11,604,234

$755,819,501 $8,781,043

FreeportMcMoRan

Paramount Farms International

$699,922,666 $7,738,031

$509,824,440 $5,465,192

Paramount Land Company

Wm. Bolthouse Farms

$418,527,759 $4,976,476

$404,347,880 $4,523,582

$29,048

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting

$4,231

Mining

$3,333

Utilities

$522

Construction

$1,596

Manufacturing

$3,224

Wholesale Trade

$1,845

Retail Trade

$2,331

Transportation & Warehousing

$1,069

Information

$497

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

$3,842

Professional & Business Services

$2,533

Educational Services, Healthcare & Social Assistance

$2,202

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation & Food

$837

Other Services (Except Government)

$986

Government

$6,781

ADDENDA

Natural Resources & Mining

$7,564

Trade

$4,176

Transportation & Utilities

$1,591

Private Goods – Producing Industries

$12,384

Private Services – Providing Industries

$16,664

(Kern County Assessor’s Office)

5-YEAR TOP INDUSTRY COUNTY ASSESSMENT VALUES COMPARISON INDUSTRY

2016

Oil & Gas

$12,794,110,306 $19,432,487,478 $31,505,195,622 $30,130,542,852 $31,983,657,853 $27,093,826,139

Agriculture

$7,288,567,114

$6,732,742,639

$6,491,228,117

$6,341,287,134

Renewables

$4,657,034,654

$ 5,191,390,111

$ 5,171,657,667

$ 4,645,287,742 $ 2,967,687,360 $1,322,585,667

Healthcare

$2,020,153,195

$1,922,165,745

$1,862,095,156

$1,813,839,825

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2015

2014

2013

2012

$6,010,403,054

$1,784,469,490

2011

$5,496,593,682

$1,652,631,231

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(U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)

VALUE

California Resources Corp.

INDUSTRY


Information 1%

Other Services 3%

7,400

Kern $824

$836

Santa Barbara

San Bernardino $843

$933

San Francisco

397,200

Number of Employed

356,900

Number of Unemployed

40,300

Unemployment Rate

10.1%

(State of California Employment Development Dept., 2016 average)

Photo courtesy NAWS China Lake

AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGES BY COUNTY SanLuis Obispo

Labor Force

3,025

Financial Activities 3%

8,742

Mining & Logging 3%

9,692

Manufacturing 5%

13,792

AVG. ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT

Construction 5%

0

LABOR STATISTICS

TOTAL: 322,610

17,117

10,000

Professional & Business 8%

Education & Health

34,525

20,000

26,433

Trade, Transport & Utilities 16%

53,325

30,000

Leisure & Hospitality 8%

Agriculture 19%

59,942

40,000

10%

Government 19%

50,000

26,017

60,000

62,600

AVGERAGE ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT

(State of California, Employment Development Dept.)

ANNUAL AVERAGE EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY 70,000

Fresno $775

$1,806

Riverside $811 Santa Cruz

San Diego

$881

(Bureau of Labor Statistics)

$1,073

5-YEAR UNEMPLOYMENT RATE COMPARISON

14%

2012

2014

2013

2015 2016

12% 10%

6%

0% Bakersfield

Kern County

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5.4%

2%

10.2%

4%

California

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8%

9.1%

(State of California Employment Development Department)

16%

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By the Numbers UNEMPLOYMENT TREND IN KERN COUNTY

14% 13% 12% 11% 10% 9% 8% JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016

Unemployment

Industry Projections

The unemployment rate in Kern County was 9.9 percent in December 2016, down from the year-ago estimate of 10.4 percent. This compares with an unadjusted employment rate of 5.0 percent for California and 4.5 percent for the nation during the same period. ■

According to the State of California Employment Development Department, industry employment in Kern County is projected to reach 371,900 by 2022, an increase of 14.7% over the next ten years. Total nonfarm employment is projected to grow by more than 41,000 jobs by 2022. Fifty percent of all projected nonfarm job growth is concentrated in three industry sectors.

■ Professional and business services is expected to have job gains of 6,800 with an estimated growth of 4,500 jobs in administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. ■ Leisure and hospitality is projected to add 4,900 jobs, the third largest increase, with food services and drinking places increasing by 4,200 jobs. GROWTH IN EMPLOYMENT (2012-22) ■ Retail Trade (3,400) ■ Manufacturing (3,000) ■ Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities (2,900) ■ Educational Services, Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,900)

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■ Professional & Business Services (6,800) ■ Leisure & Hospitality (4,900) ■ Government (4,500)

Construction (2,400)

Wholesale Trade (1,500) Financial Activities (1,400) Other Services (1,100) Mining & Logging (200) Information (200)

According to the State of California Employment Development Department, industry employment in Kern County is projected to reach 371,900 by 2022, an increase of 14.7% over the next ten years. 2017 Kern County Market Overview & Member Directory

(State of CA, Employment Development Dept., 2015)

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■ Educational services, health care, and social assistance leads the anticipated growth adding the most jobs at 8,900 jobs. Ambulatory health care services is predicted to bring in 4,400 of these jobs.

Photo courtesy Tony Moreno Photography

(State of California Employment Development Department)

15%


TOP FASTEST-GROWING OCCUPATIONS IN KERN COUNTY

OCCUPATION

ESTIMATED EMPLOYMENT 2017

AVERAGE ANNUAL WAGES 1

AVERAGE ANNUAL GROWTH %

ENTRY LEVEL EDUCATION

Physical Therapist Assistants

119

$62,600

3.7%

Associate's Degree

Nurse Practitioners

240

$120,200

3.6%

Master's Degree

Massage Therapists

237

$36,500

3.5%

Postsecondary non-degree award

Physician Assistants

195

$100,800

3.2%

Master's Degree

Physical Therapists

332

$95,400

3.2%

Doctoral or Professional Degree

Home Health Aides

1,546

$24,800

3.2%

Less than high school

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

122

$81,400

3.0%

Associate's Degree

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

924

$61,000

2.9%

High school diploma or equivalent

Web Developers

140

$50,000

2.8%

Associate's Degree

Operations Research Analysts

110

$90,400

2.8%

Bachelor's Degree

(JobsEQ®, Data as of 2016Q3 unless noted otherwise. Note: Figures may not sum due to rounding. 1 Occupation wages are as of 2015 and should be taken as the average for all Covered Employment, 2 Data represent found online ads active within the last thirty days in any zip code intersecting or within the selected region; data represents a sampling rather than the complete universe of postings.) Exported on: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:34 PM

The fastest-growing occupations anticipate an annual growth rate of 2% or higher.

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Construction

Professional, Scientific & Technical

Employed: 36,106 Wages: $45,994 Average Annual Projected Growth (10 Years): 2.2%

Employed: 18,226 Wages: $51,809 Average Annual Projected Growth (10 Years): 2.1%

Employed: 11,768 Wages: $63,127 Average Annual Projected Growth (10 Years): 1.7%

Mining, Quarrying & O&G Extraction

Employed: 10,562 Wages: $94,333 Average Annual Projected Growth (10 Years): 1.6%

Admin, Support, Waste Management, Remediation

Wholesale Trade

Employed: 14,196 Wages: $37,252 Average Annual Projected Growth (10 Years): 1.5%

Employed: 9,196 Wages: $62,694 Average Annual Projected Growth (10 Years): 1.2%

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(JobsEQ®, Data as of 2016Q2)

FASTEST-GROWING INDUSTRIES IN KERN COUNTY (2006-16)


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Community Profile & Demographics

Community Profile

T

here are 11 incorporated cities in Kern County and 48 unincorporated census designated places (CDPs). Bakersfield, the county seat, is home to 43% of Kern County’s population. Between 2005 and 2015, the region’s population grew at an annual average rate of 1.5%.

“Between 2005 and 2015, the region’s population grew at an annual average of 1.5%.”

49 51 % Female

% Male

(Source: JobsEQ®, 1 Census 2010, unless noted otherwise, 2 Census 2015, annual average growth rate since 2005, 3 Median values for certain aggregate regions (such as MSAs) may be estimated as the weighted averages of the median values from the composing counties, 4 ACS 2011-2015, 5 2014; Current Population Survey, unionstats.com, and Chmura; county- and zip-level data are best estimates based upon industry-, MSA-, and state-level data, 6 Disconnected Youth are 16-19 year olds who are (1) not in school, (2) not high school graduates, and (3) either unemployed or not in the labor force.) Exported on: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:32 PM

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Age & Gender Distribution in Kern County

75+ 65-74 (3.8%) (5.2%)

55-64 (9.2%)

Under 18 (30.3%)

45-54 (12.9%)

18-24

35-44

(11.2%)

(12.9%)

25-34 (14.5%)

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Bakersfield is the 9th Largest City in California 10 LARGEST CITIES IN CALIFORNIA

1

Lack of/minimal political divisiveness at the local level

6

Nearby research institution

2

The ability of the public to be able to name the local “movers and shakers” with ease

7

Strong community college at the city center

8

3

Strong public/private partnerships

Creative and experimental public schools

9

Inclusive and open to all groups

Citizens know the “civic story”— the city’s strengths, weaknesses, and plans moving forward

4

San Diego, San Diego (1,391,676) San Jose, Santa Clara (1,042,094) San Francisco, San Francisco (866,583)

10 A collective “big dream”— a sense of where things are going

The condition and potential for the city’s downtown will indicate the city’s future

5

x3 Los Angeles, Los Angeles (4,030,904)

BONUS A great craft brew industry!

(State of California, Department of Finance)

POPULATION SIZE

379,110

886,507

Bakersfield

Kern County

(Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit)

Fresno, Fresno (520,453) Sacramento, Sacramento (485,683) Long Beach, Los Angeles (484,958) Oakland, Alameda (422,856) Bakersfield, Kern (379,110) Anaheim, Orange (358,136)

TOTAL U.S. POPULATION BY AGE & GENERATION*

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

5 4 3 2

Gen-Z

Millennials

Gen-X

Baby Boomers

~69M (22% of Population)

~75M (23% of Population)

~66M (21% of Population)

~75M (24% of Population)

1

Silent Generation

Greatest Generation

~29M (9% of Population)

~4M (1% of Population)

Gen-Z Represents > 20% of the U.S. Population

0 AGE

0

4

8

12

16

20

24

28

32

36

40

44

48

52

56

60

64

68

72

76

80

84

88

92

96

(*For purposes of this report, our generational cutoffs are based on those outlined by Pew Research Center, and we acknowledge that there is no clear consensus on the cutoff date between Millennials and Gen-Z. Population data is as of July 1st, 2014, the latest available per the Census Bureau. Assuming POPULATION PERCENT BY RACE a birthrate of roughly 4 million per year, we estimate that Gen-Z is currently approaching 75 million in size)

TWO OR MORE RACES

NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER

SOME OTHER RACE

LOCATION

HISPANIC OR LATINO

WHITE

BLACK

ASIAN

AMERICAN INDIAN & ALASKA NATIVE

Kern County

49.2

59.5

5.8

4.2

1.5

4.5

0.1

24.3

Bakersfield

47.2

59.4

6.5

4.6

1.6

4.7

0.1

23.1

(JobsEQ®, 1 Census 2010, unless noted otherwise, 2 Census 2015, annual average growth rate since 2005, 3 Median values for certain aggregate regions (such as MSAs) may be estimated as the weighted averages of the median values from the composing counties, 4 ACS 2010-2014, 5 2014; Current Population Survey, unionstats.com, and Chmura; county- and zip-level data are best estimates based upon industry-, MSA-, and state-level data)

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(Census Bureau, Pew Research Center, Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research)

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic

Kern County is Well Positioned to Become a “Great City” Based on these 10 Indicators:


Community Profile & Demographics 2010-2040 FORECAST GROWTH

COMMUNITY POPULATION FORECAST ESTIMATE 2016

FORECAST 2020

FORECAST 2030

FORECAST 2040

AVERAGE ANNUAL RATE INCREASE

Kern County

886,507

1,010,800

1,208,200

1,444,100

1.80%

20,150

Arvin

20,978

23,800

29,300

36,000

2.10%

557

Bakersfield

379,110

443,500

566,000

719,500

2.40%

12,401

California City

13,992

17,300

21,300

26,100

2.00%

399

Delano

52,999

60,100

68,100

77,300

1.20%

809

Maricopa

1,140

1,170

1,190

1,210

0.20%

2

McFarland

14,658

14,600

16,800

19,300

1.40%

220

Ridgecrest

28,064

30,500

33,600

37,600

1.00%

333

Shafter

18,048

23,700

33,100

47,300

3.40%

1,010

Taft

9,405

10,900

12,800

15,300

1.60%

199

Tehachapi

12,217

16,000

17,800

20,100

1.10%

190

Wasco

26,471

31,200

38,100

47,500

2.00%

732

Unincorporated

309,425

338,030

370,110

396,890

1.00%

3,300

MEDIAN AGE IN KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA & THE U.S.

U.S. CITIES WITH GREATEST % INCREASE IN MILLENNIALS (2010-13) Riverside, CA

35.2 California

Bakersfield, CA Las Vegas, NV

37.2

Orlando, FL

United States

McAllen, TX

30.7 Kern County

San Antonio, TX (HealthyKern.org)

Austin, TX (Bloomberg LP, U.S. Census)

(Estimates from State of California, Department of Finance. Projections from Kern Council of Governments)

COMMUNITY

Houston, TX

... It is essential that Kern EDC’s leaders diligently work to attract and retain the workforce of the future.

Raleigh, NC Sacramento, CA 40

30

20

10

0

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Kern County Evolving into Mecca for Millennials

■ Accessibility — A 2015 Brookings Institution

lifestyle centers like The Shops at River Walk, the Outlets at Tejon and the recently-approved Bakersfield Commons, help to keep and bring in money for the local economy. Fromm points out that millennials are ‘foodies’ drawn to communities that offer unique and one-of-akind dining experiences.

■ Affordability — According to a November 2014 Trulia study, the Bakersfield-Delano MSA, which includes the entire county, is the top metro in the state for affordability for millennials (as well as middle-class residents). Almost 50 percent of Gen Yers can afford a 1,400-square-foot home in Kern County.

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Jeff Fromm’s article “What Your City Should Do to Attract Millennials,” highlights the key elements necessary for successful regions of the future. Part of the reason why Kern is effective in attracting millennials can be attributed to the following four reasons:

■ Cultural Attractions — New and expanding

■ Entrepreneurship & Technology — With recent top 10 rankings for STEM jobs and high-tech GDP growth, Kern is emerging as a recognized technology hub across several industry sectors including aerospace/defense, energy, food processing, healthcare, and logistics.

report shows that Kern County has the secondhighest rate of job increases within a typical commute distance for the average worker.

Millennials—those born between 1981 & 1997—now make up the largest segment of the U.S. labor force.

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Kern County is ranked No. 2 in the nation for millennial job and population growth, making it essential that Kern EDC’s coalition of public and private sector leaders work to attract and retain the workforce of the future. According to the Pew Research Center, millennials—those born between 1981 and 1997—now make up the largest segment of the U.S. labor force. By 2025, they will make up 75% of all workers.

#3 City for Millennial Home Ownership!

CALIFORNIA METRO

AFFORDABLE TO MIDDLE CLASS

AFFORDABLE TO MILLENNIALS

MEDIAN SIZE OF HOME AFFORDABLE TO MIDDLE CLASS

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Bakersfield

61%

47%

1,400 ft2

$46,000

Fresno

51%

32%

1,350 ft2

$44,000

Sacramento

47%

33%

1,300 ft2

$58,000

Riverside-San Bernardino

44%

34%

1,400 ft2

$53,000

Ventura County

33%

20%

1,250 ft2

$78,000

San Jose

30%

27%

1,200 ft2

$91,000

Orange County

26%

17%

1,100 ft2

$76,000

San Diego

25%

18%

1,100 ft2

$61,000

Los Angeles

22%

17%

1,250 ft2

$54,000

San Francisco

15%

16%

1,050 ft2

$86,000

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In a 2017 study by SmartAsset, Bakersfield was found to be the No. 3 city in the nation for millennial homeownership. With an affordable median home price of $225,000, the homeownership rate among millennials rests at 40%, an increase from 35% in 2006, and a change of 5%.

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(Trulia Nov 2014)

WHERE HOMEOWNERSHIP IS WITHIN REACH OF THE MIDDLE CLASS & MILLENNIALS

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Community Profile & Demographics

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Bakersfield, CA ($13,416 surplus)

1

4

Virginia Beach, VA ($16,072 surplus)

Arlington, TX ($6,151 surplus)

(Forbes)

If that wasn’t enough, Kern County has an additional “feather in its cap”—the region has the 2nd most moderate weather in the U.S.

No Such Thing as Retirement It is important to note that many “retirees” are not actually retired at all, but rather are pursuing part-time endeavors. A recent survey by the Kauffman Foundation found that baby boomers were the fastest-growing segment of entrepreneurs. Many boomers will use this watershed period to pursue second careers or volunteer opportunities. (This decision seems rather prudent given that the “first person to see their 150th birthday” has already been born.)

In terms of accessibility to amenities and services (such as healthcare), the Bakersfield MSA has the shortest annual traffic delays (19 hours) in the U.S. among large and mid-sized cities.

Kern County offers an ideal environment for baby boomers to flourish in their next phase of life, work, and play. ■

WHEN DECIDING WHERE TO MOVE, WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT? 46%

44% 41%

40%

10% 0%

30%

29% 25% 20%

19%

17%

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(Freddie Mac 55+ Survey)

20%

31%

Public Transit

30%

Warmer Climate

50%

Downsizing

Originally published in the October/November 2016 issue of Kern Business Journal

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Mesa, AZ ($5,605 surplus)

Services for Adults My Age

The Pew Research Center estimates there are currently 74.9 million people (born between 1946-1964) in the U.S. (vs. 75.4 million millennials born between 1981-1997) and 61 million Gen X’ers (1965-1980). But there’s one significant difference: the boomer generation has more discretionary income (wealth) than any other age group and they control 70% of the total net worth of American households—$7 trillion of wealth.

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Walkable Community

Furthermore, despite being located in 5th “costliest” state in the country, the 2Q2016 Cost of Living Index (COLI) report— released by the Center for Regional Competitiveness—showed that Bakersfield’s relative living costs were only 6% above the national average (compared to Los Angeles, which is 40% over the national average… and San Francisco, which is 75% over the national average!)

Colorado Springs, CO ($9,716 surplus)

Not Responsible for Property Care

Kern County performs quite well in a 2016 GOBankingRates.com survey that looks at cost-of-living factors such as housing, food, utilities, transportation and health insurance. In fact, Bakersfield is the only West Coast city where residents would actually have surplus income ($13,416) left over at the end of the year. In San Francisco, for example, most people were more than $41,000 “underwater.”

After paying for necessities, these cities left the most disposable income.

Much like millennials, boomers want a myriad of housing options located in walkable communities. They want homes located near restaurants, shopping, and public transit. According to Andrew Carle of George Mason University, “This generation has revolutionized virtually every product and service in the American marketplace and they are the reason that there are a hundred flavors of baby food. As they reach retirement age and seek out housing options, do you think they’re suddenly going to settle for one flavor [of anything]?” Local 55+ community “best practices” include Brighton Parks, The Greens at Seven Oaks, Four Seasons, and Solera.

Proximity to Family

Interestingly enough, baby boomers and their younger counterparts have a lot in common, especially when it comes to choosing where to live. In fact, many of the elements that have made Kern County the No. 2 ranked metro in the U.S. for millennial population and job growth have also produced a similar No. 2 ranking as a top retiree destination—not just for a vacation, but as a place to invest in their future.

MOST AFFORDABLE U.S. CITIES FOR RETIREES

In terms, of home purchases, Kern County/ Bakersfield was named No. 1 for housing affordability in California by the 12th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. (In a recent COLI report, Kern’s housing costs were listed as 91% of the U.S. average.) According to Trulia, boomers are just as likely to buy a bigger home, as they are to downsize to an apartment and they are also the second-largest group of homebuyers (31 percent) after millennials (35 percent).

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the Year of the Boomer. The youngest baby boomers’ 50th birthdays are now in the rearview mirror, but their eyes are firmly focused on what lies ahead—and their choices can have a big impact on Kern County’s economy.

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Freddie Mac forecasts that approximately 18 million 55+ consumers will be actively house-hunting over the next several years and that affordability, amenities, and accessibility are among the most important “site selection” factors.

Affordability of Living in a Particular Community

Kern County: The Ideal Boomers’ Destination


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Kern Business Advantage Market Access Access 90% of the State’s Population Within a Four Hour Drive!

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Short permit and plan check typically measured in days or weeks, rather than months or years. Strategic Location

Kern County’s strategic location is home to California’s population center, and provides access to 14% of the United States’ population, within 300 miles.

■ CA’s population center

Available Land & Facilities

■ Access 14% of the U.S. population,

■ Single-digit vacancy rate

within 300 miles

■ More than 38 million consumers within 4 hour truck drive

■ Proximity to world’s 6th largest economy

■ Access: ■ Interstate 5 ■ Highway 99 North & South

■ Cost-competitive commercial real estate

■ Benefits: ■ Class 1 rail service from Union Pacific and BNSF

■ Intermodal service ■ Several foreign-trade zones

■ Highway 46 West to Central Coast ■ Highway 58 East to Interstate 15

Business-Friendly

Quality, Affordable Workforce

■ Short permit and plan check

■ Cost of doing business is 94%

■ Typically in days or weeks, rather than months or years

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Business Advantage

■ 80 acre LEED Campus (pursuing) development for general & medical office, commercial, and retail

■ Phase I construction underway (delivery Q1 2017) with build-to-suit availability

■ For sale or lease ■ Available space from 2,000 SF

www.crossroadsbusinesspark.com

■ 180-acre park with design flexibility ■ Premium concrete tilt-up construction warehouses with yards

■ For lease, sale or build-to-suit ■ Buildings currently available ■ Parcels range from 1-12 acres

■ 1,625-acre master-planned industrial park ■ In-place infrastructure, shovel ready sites

www.wonderfulrealestateco.com/property-development

■ By-right entitlements for 26M SF of development

■ Parcel sizes from 5-300 acres ■ Build-to-suit industrial facilities available for up to 2.8M SF

■ BNSF rail-served sites for up to 2M SF ■ Direct access to only functioning inland port in the Western U.S.

■ Foreign Trade Zone 276 ■ High-speed fiber optics network that supports 10Gbps

■ As one of the largest employers in the Central Valley, Wonderful offers unparalleled access to the area’s abundant and high-quality workforce

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Business Incentives Workforce ■ Employment Training Panel (ETP) — Funds offsetting cost of training ■ America’s Job Center Workforce Investment Act (WIA) — Free assistance, customized recruitment plans, positions advertising, qualifying applicants and hiring

California Incentives ■ Manufacturing Equipment + Sales and Use Tax Exemption

■ Rebates based on property tax payments*

Recycling Market Development Zone

■ Rebates based on sales and use tax payments made to the County*

■ Low interest loans and assistance for manufacturers using recycled materials

■ Assistance in pursuing grant/loan funding from other public agencies

County of Kern Economic Development Incentive Program

■ Other forms of requested assistance as may be approved by the County ■ * Rebates are actually payments of amounts equivalent to property, sales and/or eligible use tax paid by the business.

Requires the business to meet eligibility criteria and enter into a contract with the County:

■ New Employment Credit between Jan 2014 - Jan 2021

■ Sales & Use Tax Exemption for Manufacturing — Tax exemption of 4.1875% for basic manufacturing equipment ■ Sales & Use Tax Exemption for Agriculture — Tax exemption for the sale, storage, use, or other consumption of farm equipment, and machinery

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■ Research & Development Tax Credit — Reduces income or franchise tax

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■ California Competes Tax Credit — Criteria includes number of jobs to be created or retained, extent of property in business development area, minimum compensation limitation, and set job retention period

Foreign Trade Zone 276 ■ California City

■ Mojave Airport ■ Tejon Ranch Commerce Center ■ Wonderful Industrial Park at Shafter

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■ County of Kern Department of Airports


(Wayne Kress/Cushman & wakefield | Pacific Commercial Realty Advisors)

MARKETBEAT

Bakersfield Industrial Snapshot Year-End 2016 Economy Throughout the last eight years, the predominant theme

The most notable change over the last couple of years is the

has been uncertainty; make that more uncertainty than

demand profile. During the oil run-up, 42% of the market’s

usual.

Growth on most levels was no better than anemic,

deals were oil-related, and construction uses accounted for 26%

and it continuously felt as though any good news would not

of the deals. Over the last two years, oil accounted for only 19%

last. This obviously affected moods in a negative direction,

of the deals, while construction and transportation contributed

which negatively affected outlooks and planning—particularly

33% each. Another noticeable difference is the number of deals

expansion planning. We felt this along with most other cities

in the “other” category (like fitness clubs and churches), which

across America. We were insulated somewhat by the mini oil

doubled.

boom that occurred between 2011 and mid-2014, but for the most part, we kept feeling like more expansion was held back than proceeded.

Sale prices are more than holding up; we have actually experienced record-breaking numbers.

Lease rates, on the

other hand have flattened or even declined in some areas,

This theme appears to be changing, coincident with November’s presidential election.

Since then, new requirements have

increased, and this during a year-end period when new requirements are notoriously few.

which last year’s report projected. STATS ON THE GO Q4 2014

It now feels like more

Q4 2015

Q4 2016

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positive moods exist, which we expect will soon be reflected in

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6.9%

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$48.36

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We are still an oil town though, and oil has yet to rebound. It does, however, appear to be stabilizing, and most observers

12 month Forecast

OVERALL RENTAL VS. VACANCY RATES

seem to expect recovery in 2018. Meanwhile, Kern County has somewhat quietly grown to among the nation’s top providers of solar and wind energy—facts that are often overshadowed by our oil history.

Market Overview Bakersfield’s overall economy has been negatively affected by the continuing oil recession, but not to the degree experienced during

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diversification. Headlines like these still excite our market:

• Bakersfield State’s No. 1 and Nation’s No. 16 for Population and Wealth Growth

OVERALL OCCUPIER ACTIVITY

• Kern County Nation’s No. 2 Best Oil and Gas Economy • Kern County Nation’s No. 2 Metro for Millennial Population and Job Growth

• Kern County Nation’s No. 2 Metro for Retirees During the 3-year run-up to oil’s last peak value in July 2014, we averaged 1.7 million sf of industrial building absorption per year. Since then, we’re averaging 1.9 million sf of absorption, including 1.56 million in 2016. We stood at a 3.7% vacancy rate at the end of 2015; we expected that to rise in 2016, and it did, ending at 5.6%—but that was still lower than year-end 2014, when it stood at 6.9%. Cushman & Wakefield | Pacific 5060 California Avenue, Suite 1000 Bakersfield, CA 93309 paccra.com

For more information, contact: Wayne Kress, Director/Principal Coby Vance, Associate Director Scott Reynolds, Senior Associate Tel: +1 661 633 3807 Tel: +1 661 633 3825 Tel: +1 661 633 3819 coby.vance@paccra.com scott.reynolds@paccra.com wayne.kress@paccra.com

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Target Industries

arget industries are groups or clusters of related businesses which export products and services from the county, bringing in new net revenue. Kern County’s Economic Development Strategy outlines six industry clusters of focus. The Kern County Board of Trade develops and markets the large Tourism, Recreation, and Entertainment cluster, while Kern Economic Development Corporation recruits and works to retain businesses in the other five:

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Kern County’s Target Industries

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Aerospace & Defense

Energy & Natural Resources

Healthcare Services

The Spaceship Company, Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Virgin Galactic, Edwards Air Force Base, and the Mojave Air and Space Port are just a few of the globally recognized names in aerospace and defense. Kern County is at the heart of California’s military and defense presence and the industry contributes significantly to the state’s economy and workforce.

With national rankings for both traditional energy (petroleum) and renewables (wind and solar), Kern County is the leading energy provider for the state of California and is connected to the strongest players in the global energy industry. Additionally, Kern County also leads as a producer of natural gas, hydro-electric power, geothermal, and is noted for its mineral wealth, including gold, borate, and kernite.

Always two steps ahead, Kern County’s growing number of healthcare providers are investing in cutting-edge technology and offering the latest treatment options. With almost 900,000 residents living in Kern, and over 380,000 in Bakersfield alone, demand for highly skilled and innovative healthcare facilities and personnel continues to increase.

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Transportation, Logistics & Advanced Manufacturing Kern County’s transportation, logistics and advanced manufacturing industry is strongly united with oil and agriculture, which continue to be the region’s strongest assets. Workers within these industries offer a transferability of skill sets. With ideal geographic location in California, the area is home to over 50 major distribution centers such as IKEA, Caterpillar, Ross, Famous Footwear, Target, Frito Lay, Nestle, and many more.

Value-Added Agriculture From grapes to livestock, Kern County’s agriculture products feed communities around the world and strengthen the local, state, and national economy. As one of the nation’s top two producers of goods, the agriculture industry generates a fifth of the county’s gross domestic product and employs up to 20 percent of its workforce. ■

Kern County POWERS FEEDS DEFENDS LEADS the World.

With ideal geographic location in California, the area is home to major distribution centers such as IKEA, Caterpillar, Ross, Target, Frito Lay, Nestle, and many more.

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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Serving Kern County for over 35 years, our local workforce and extensive resources are ready to make your next project a success.

Offering Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

Get Connected! www.csub.edu/bpa www.linkedin.com/groups/6937294

www.facebook.com/BPACSUB www.twitter.com/CSUBBPA www.instagram.com/csubbpa bpa.csub

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Friday, May19, 2017 Bakersfield College Gymnasium 8:00 am- 12:00 pm Bringing together businesses, educators, and local youth To: · Spotlight current STEM-related school programs/projects · Inspire even more STEM interest among Kern County’s students · Highlight local businesses that hire a STEM-trained workforce

LOCATION, POPULATION & COOPERATION Leadership...

Prosperity...

FOLLOW SUCCESS...TO MCFARLAND. With available sites, growing population, rising household incomes and access to California State Route 99….

McFarland is right for you, right now! To join those who’ve found success in McFarland and learn more about opportunities in Central California, the nation’s agriculture heart, contact : City of McFarland, Administration Office 401 West Kern Avenue, McFarland, CA 93250.

Growth...

Commitment to Sustainability

Visit www.mcfarlandcity.org

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FIND YOUR future IN MCFARLAND

(661)792-3091

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Target Industry

Aerospace and Defense Photo courtesy NAWS China Lake

Advancing the Future

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Eastern Kern County is home to some of the most innovative and specialized technologies in the world. The region’s aerospace programs stand at the forefront of an industry gaining international recognition for space tourism and the first-ever privatelyfunded spaceflight, while the area’s defense and advanced weapons development are fostered by two military installations.

California is home to approximately 139,000 aerospace jobs, with over 20,000 of them in Kern County. These high-wage full-time jobs have staying power thanks to vast open land, lack of development encroachment, proximity to Los Angeles, and higher education levels per capita in East Kern than in most other regions in the country. ■

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(FY 2015 Department of Defense Base Structure Report)

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EASTERN KERN MILITARY PERSONNEL


Aerospace & Defense

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Companies in Kern County’s Aerospace Industry ASB AVIONICS BAE SYSTEMS FIBERSET FIRESTAR TECHNOLOGIES FLIGHT RESEARCH, INC. FLIGHT TEST ASSOCIATES MASTEN SPACE MOJAVE AIR AND SPACE PORT NATIONAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL ORBITAL SCIENCES CORP.

Kern’s aerospace and defense employment is four times the national average.

Home to Mojave Air & Space Port, one of the country’s ten space launch complexes, where more than 60 companies and 3,000 employees are located

ROCKET PROPULSION ENGINEERING CORP. SCALED COMPOSITES STRATOLAUNCH MANUFACTURING THE SPACESHIP COMPANY TRANS LUNAR RESEARCH VIRGIN GALACTIC

Two military installations: the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake and Edwards Air Force Base.

Edwards Air Force Base covers roughly 470 square miles in the western portion of the Mojave Desert where it focuses on developing airmen, technology-to-warfighting and integrating operations

China Lake represents 40% of the Navy’s land holdings worldwide, and 85% of the Navy’s land for research, development, tests, and evaluations use.

FUN FACT: Edward’s Air Force Flight Test Center is where virtually every aircraft, weapon system and component the Air Force has ever put in the air, on an aircraft, or in an aircraft has been developed and tested.

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XCOR AEROSPACE

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Target Industry

Energy & Natural Resources (OIL & GAS) Fueling the Nation

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ern is the No. 2 oilproducing county in the nation, yielding 144 million barrels of oil and 129 billion CF of gas annually, according to the 2015 DOGGR data. These amounts represent 72% of California’s total oil production. Kern County produces 397,000 barrels of oil on a daily basis!

THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY IS A LEADING ECONOMIC DRIVER AND MAJOR EMPLOYER FOR KERN COUNTY AND CALIFORNIA:

THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY MAKES SIGNIFICANT FISCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE REGION:

■ 40,000 jobs — Kern’s petroleum industry provides a substantial amount of direct/indirect jobs equaling almost $4 billion in labor income.

■ $1.1 billion in state and local tax revenues, including:

■ $6.3 billion output — The petroleum industry is responsible for roughly 20% of Kern’s GDP.

▪ $607 million in sales & excise taxes ▪ $286 million in property taxes ▪ $117 million in personal income taxes ▪ $32 million in corporate income taxes. ■ (Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation)

(Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation)

PETROLEUM INDUSTRY’S ECONOMIC IMPACT

Employment Employs 40,000 jobs, equaling almost $4 billion in labor income

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Gross Domestic Product Responsible for roughly 20% of Kern’s GDP at $6.3 billion output

Public Revenue $1.1 billion in state and local tax revenues

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Target Industry

Energy & Natural Resources (RENEWABLES) Renewable Energy

Leading the charge is BHE Renewables’ Solar Star project (formally known as MidAmerican Solar), the largest solar farm in the world. With over 1.7 million photovoltaic modules capable of delivering 597 megawatts to the California ISO grid, up to 570,000 tons of CO2 emissions will be alleviated per year.

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enewable Energy is energy derived from naturally replenished resources such as wind, sunlight, geothermal heat, hydroelectric power, and biomass. In the energy arena, Kern County’s renewables industry, with over $30 billion in recent private investment, has gained national and world-wide attention.

A Closer Look at Geothermal Terra-Gen, established in 2007, owns and/or operates geothermal and wind facilities that support the economy of Kern County.

Leading the State Thanks to a series of private sector success stories in Kern, California is set to exceed its own legal requirement of generating 50 percent of its electricity from renewables such as wind, solar and biomass by 2030.

In Tehachapi and Mojave, Terra-Gen operates approximately 1,671 MW of renewable wind energy.

The Coso Geothermal Project, located on the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, consists of nine Geothermal Power plants, each rated at approximately 30 MW. Generation from the facility commenced in May of 1987. At its peak, the facility produced enough power to supply over 250,000 homes with clean, renewable energy. Geothermal power is produced 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, which assists in the stabilization of the utility’s power grid. In total, Terra-Gen employs approximately 200 people who live in Kern County.

KERN COUNTY’S HIGHLY-RANKED SOLAR REGION

Kern County is Home to the World’s Largest Solar Plant Ω BHE Renewables’ Solar Star Project

Solar Energy Industries Association Ω California has 10 times more installed solar capacity than entire nation in 2007

Kern County in Top 10 Ω Installed Industrial & Commercial Solar in California

Exceeding Expectations Ω With over 11,000 MW of permitted energy production, Kern has already exceeded its ambitious renewable energy goal of 10,000 MW set in 2011.

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Renewables

Kern County Renewables

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Kern County’s renewables industry, with over $28 billion in recent private investment, has gained national and world-wide attention.

No. 1 for Wind Power Capacity in U.S. Generated Over 800 Manufacturing Jobs

A Note on Energy Storage The Tehachapi Storage Project (TSP) is one of the largest battery storage systems in the world, with 8MW of power and storage capability of 32MWh of energy. The ability to store large amounts of solar and wind-generated energy will help improve flexibility and reliability of the next-generation grid. TSP will also test the storage capability of the lithium-ion battery, expected to provide nearly instantaneous maximum capacity for supply-side ramp rate control to minimize the need for fossil fuel-powered back-up generation. ■

Generated Over 1,600 Professional & Indirect Permanent Local Jobs Generated Over $50 Million in Property Tax Revenues

KERN RECEIVES SOME OF THE BEST SOLAR RADIATION IN THE U.S.

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Kern

WHR/SQ M PER DAY

1,000 to 1,500

3,500 to 4,000

6,000 to 6,500

1,500 to 2,000

4,000 to 4,500

6,500 to 7,000

2,000 to 2,500

4,500 to 5,000

7,000 to 7,500

2,500 to 3,000

5,000 to 5,500

3,000 to 3,500

5,500 to 6,000

(watts hours per, square meter per day)

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Target Industry

Renowned Healthcare Institutions in Kern Advances in medical technology are already being made right here in Kern County!

Dignity Health’s Lauren Small Children’s Medical Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital The first comprehensive pediatric program in Kern County includes a 31-bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and a 20-bed Pediatric Unit with 24/7 in-house pediatricians.

HealthSouth Hospital Offers comprehensive in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation services. Of the 93 hospitals in the United States system, HealthSouth Bakersfield is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the United States.

Memorial Hospital’s Sarvanand Heart and Stroke Center Offers a range of cardiovascular services and technology such as the Bi-plane International Suite to perform heart procedures on kids, treat stroke-causing clots and blockages and many other lifesaving procedures. The hospital recently added a new cath lab where high-risk patients have access to a minimally invasive technique for aortic valve replacement (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement).

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Healthcare Services Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center CBCC is the largest private cancer center on the West Coast, and they conduct Phase 1, 2, and 3 medical research in partnership with UCLA and pharmaceutical companies. The center recently expanded, adding 19 private chemotherapy rooms and the Health & Wellness Café.

Adventist Health Bakersfield’s AIS Cancer Center’s This 60,000-square-foot facility in Bakersfield is affiliated with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and offers a comprehensive option for cancer diagnosis and treatment all under one roof.

Adventist Health Bakersfield Received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the second year in a row. The distinction puts Adventist Health Bakersfield in the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance.

Centre for Neuro Skills© Provides post-acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation. They provide in-patient rehabilitation, pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation, assisted living services, and many other programs. Hundreds of patients come to CNS each year from around the country and the world.

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Healthcare

Kern’s Top Healthcare Providers (Employees) DIGNITY HEALTH

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3,296

ADVENTIST HEALTH BAKERSFIELD 2,415

KERN MEDICAL 1,575

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DELANO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 500

RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL 849

BAKERSFIELD HEART HOSPITAL 395

Home Health Aide

3.2

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Medical Assistants

KAISER PERMANENTE

886.5K Population of Kern County

BAKERSFIELD FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER 350

HEALTHSOUTH BAKERSFIELD REHABILITATION CENTER 270

Caring for Kern County’s 886,507 residents is no small task.

As of 2017, over 36,000 people in Kern County were employed in medical-related fields. 2017 Kern County Market Overview & Member Directory

COMPREHENSIVE BLOOD & CANCER CENTER 220

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Transportation, Logistics & Advanced Manufacturing Shovel-Ready Sites and Accessible Workforce The region is home to 50+ distribution centers and employs over 14,000 people with average annual wages of over $56,000. Access to key transportation infrastructure

Drive Time

Including the Ports of Long Beach/Los Angeles and Oakland, and the major north-south and eastwest highways and interstates in California.

Within a four-hour drive from 90% of the state’s population. Employment

Strengths Facilities support, specialized freight, trucking and logistics services for road and rail, rental, leasing, equipment repair, and wholesale trade.

Extremely low (single-digit) employee turnover rate at most of its centers and complementary workforce development programs.

(JobsEQ, 2016Q2)

Transportation and Logistics

65m

(Paramount Land Company)

Customers within 2-Day Truck Turn

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ACCESS TO

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FedEx and UPS Hubs in Bakersfield

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DRIVE

LAX Los Angeles SFO San Francisco OAK Oakland

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Geographic Population Center of CA (36 Million People)

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Target Industry


Transportation, Logistics & Advanced Manufacturing

California’s Logistics & Distribution Center

Regional Distribution Centers AMERICAN TIRES DC ANDREWSAG INC.

Over 50 Distribution Centers are Located within 50 Miles of Kern County

ANTHONY VINEYARDS

The geographic center of California’s weighted population is located in Kern County—meaning Kern County is the best location, closest to all people in the state. It’s also the lowest shipping cost and carbon footprint for facilities designed to ship to consumers statewide. ■

CARQUEST DC

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HILLMAN GROUP DC

Distance from Center of Population

IKEA DC

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County Proportional Population

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1.4M

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Contra Costa

0.8M

San Mateo 0.7M

Alameda

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1.5M

Santa Clara 1.8M

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S.J.

0.7M

WONDERFUL CITRUS

Fresno 0.9M

WONDERFUL ALMONDS & PISTACHIOS Las Vegas

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Value-Added Agriculture Kern County Provides the Nation’s Food Supply and More!

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Top Commodities Exported from Kern LISTED GREATEST TO LEAST Grapes

Carrots

Almonds

Cotton

Pistachios

Lemons

Oranges Potatoes

Tangelos & Citrus

According to the Agriculture Issues Center at UC Davis, for every 100 jobs linked directly to the agricultural industry, an additional 106 jobs are created in the local economy. In addition, every dollar generated by value-added ag leads to an additional $1.27 generated by the region’s non-agriculture economy. Exports are booming in Kern County with nuts and fruits capturing world markets. Major commodities exported include: grapes, almonds, pistachios, oranges and other citrus, potatoes, carrots, and cotton. Demand for Kern’s agriculture is currently highest in Mexico, followed closely by China. ■

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COMMODITY

VALUE

1

Grapes, all

$1,643,103,000

2

Almonds, including by-products

$1,487,789,000

3

Citrus, fresh & processing

$927,694,000

4

Milk, market & manufacturing

$594,816,000

5

Cattle & Calves

$355,789,000

6

Carrots, fresh & processing

$401,049,000

7

Pistachios

$245,174,000

8

Pomegranates, fresh & processing

$190,935,000

9

Hay, Alfalfa

$133,685,000

10

Silage & Forage

$84,773,000

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RANK

(2015 Kern County Agricultural Crop Report, released September 2016)

TOP 10 COMMODITIES IN KERN COUNTY

TOTAL VALUE (BILLIONS)

$7.0

$5.0 $4.0 $3.0 $2.0 $1.0

YR

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

(2015 Kern County Agricultural Crop Report)

$6.0

Photo courtesy Thomas Gamstaetter

AGRICULTURAL CROP VALUE COMPARISON (2005-16) $8.0

In 2015, the gross value of all agricultural commodities produced in Kern County was over $6.8 billion.

TOP 10 COUNTRIES FOR KERN COUNTY AG EXPORTS 3,000

2,000

Indonesia

Taiwan

India

Hong Kong

Australia

Canada

Japan

0

China

500

Mexico

1,000

Rep. of Korea

1,500

(Note: Destination countries ranked by number of Phytosanitary Certificates issued; does not equate to a specific value)

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2,500

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Education & Workforce Development Today’s Kids are Tomorrow’s Workforce

CURRICULUM ALSO PROMOTES SELF-CONFIDENCE & INDEPENDENCE:

n response to Kern County’s steady economic development and business growth, Kern Economic Development Foundation (KEDF) was established to cultivate top-notch hiring prospects for the benefit of local employers and the community overall. KEDF’s workforce development mentoring program, with a special emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, is helping develop today’s youth into tomorrow’s skilled workforce.

■ Preparing for transitions from high school to college and/or technical training to career

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The mentoring program is housed in local high schools where, each month, over 100 professionals meet with and mentor over 300 students. Mentors provide the benefit of their personal work experience, and they teach lessons from a career skills-based curriculum.

KEDF’S MENTORING CURRICULUM PROMOTES SOFT SKILLS & A STRONG WORK ETHIC: ■ Creating and pursuing a career action plan ■ How to write a resume and promote oneself in job interviews ■ Managing time, physical space, and stress levels

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■ Understanding and managing personal finances ■ Developing interpersonal communication skills

KEDF’s Additional Programs KEDF also facilitates professional development programs to provide professionals the opportunity to build relationships with one another and gain knowledge about their industry and community. The East Kern Economic Alliance (EKEA) is a coalition of community and business leaders from the eastern Kern County region who aims to foster economic development collaborations within their cities and unincorporated areas. These relationships result in improved infrastructure, workforce development, and business recruitment/retention/ expansion efforts that are beneficial to the entire region.

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Education & Workforce


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Education & Workforce

Four Year Universities CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD

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Undergraduate, graduate, and Doctorate in Education Leadership degrees EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITYΩEDWARDS AFB World’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITYΩBAKERSFIELD Teaching certification, undergraduate and graduate degrees

Fab Lab at CSU Bakersfield

UNIVERSITY OF LAVERNEΩBAKERSFIELD Undergraduate and graduate degrees UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIXΩBAKERSFIELD

WHERE STUDENTS EXPERIENCE HANDSON, PROJECT-BASED LEARNING USING LEADING EDGE TECHNOLOGY

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Teaching certification, undergraduate and graduate degrees

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The Fab Lab at CSU Bakersfield is one of 10 across the U.S. being funded by Chevron, making hands-on science and technology experiences available to tens of thousands of students and adults in Kern County and hundreds of thousands nationwide. In the past year, Chevron has dedicated $30 million to science, technology, engineering and math education through projectbased learning methods. In addition to CSUB students, local middle school and high school students also use a suite of fabrication and rapid prototyping machines, typically including a large CNC router, a 3D desktop mill and scanner, a vinyl cutter, a laser cutter, an electronics work bench, a 3D printer and the accompanying computers and software to make almost anything. Modeled after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s digital fabrication laboratory and funded through a $1 million grant from Chevron, the recently-opened Fab

Lab at CSUB is one of only a handful of such facilities found at U.S. universities and one of just a few hundred around the globe. Global collaboration sets the Fab Lab apart in the world of higher education, and the leading-edge yet practical application of projectbased, hands-on learning makes CSUB students more competitive when they embark on careers in science, technology and engineering. However, what distinguishes the Fab Lab is its one-stop capabilities that allow students to move from conception to production in a single lab. At the Fab Lab, students explore the entire engineering design process in an authentic, real-world context using tools that enable them to go from concept to drawing and models, to prototype, to redesign, and to final product. CSUB is connected to the Fab Lab world-wide network through video conferencing equipment and online sharing tools that connect labs across the world. The Fab Lab is founded on a principle of open sourcing, fostering and encouraging collaboration and innovation across languages, time zones and even majors—from Boston to India to South Africa to Norway to Bakersfield.

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■ Master’s Universities (2016) Washington Monthly

Education Alignment Opportunities

■ 95th Percentile for Expected Student Earnings Brookings Institution

OCCUPATIONS WITH HIGHEST ANNUAL GROWTH PERCENTAGE (10 YEARS), KERN COUNTY

CSU BAKERSFIELD ACCOLADES INCLUDE: ■ #10 Best Economic Value of Degree, 99th Percentile The Economist ■ Elective Community Engagement Classification (2015 and 2016) Carnegie Foundation

■ Best Colleges for Hispanic Students, Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Best Colleges

■ Top Nursing Schools #5 Nursing School in CA (2014) CollegeAtlas.org ■ Top Colleges and Universities - #39 TIME Magazine

■ Publisher’s Picks Top 50 Colleges and Universities Hispanic Outlook

■ Top 100 Colleges for Degrees Granted to Hispanic Students - #54 Hispanic Outlook

■ Bicycle Friendly University Bronze (2015-2019) The League with American Bicyclists

■ Best Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges - #8 (2015 and 2016) Washington Monthly

■ #1 “Best Bank for the Buck” in the Western United States (2016) Washington Monthly College Guide

STEM Jobs in Kern County TOP STEM OCCUPATIONS Software Developers, Applications Avg. Wages: $102,200 Avg. Annual Growth: 2.0%

Civil Engineers Avg. Wages: $104,300 Avg. Annual Growth: 1.4% Computer User Support Specialists Avg. Wages: $52,800 Avg. Annual Growth: 1.4%

Computer Systems Analysts Avg. Wages: $87,100 Avg. Annual Growth: 2.2%

WIND TURBINE SERVICE TECHNICIANS Total Awards (2014-2015): NA Training Concentration: 0% Shortfall: 1 % College Educated: 25-50% Typical Entry Level Education: Some College, No Degree OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS Total Awards (2014-2015): NA Training Concentration: 0% Shortfall: 6 % College Educated: 75%+ PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS Total Awards (2014-2015): 0 Training Concentration: 0% Shortfall: 6 % College Educated: 75%+ Typical Entry Level Education: Associate’s NURSE PRACTITIONERS Total Awards (2014-2015): 0 Training Concentration: 0% Shortfall: 32 % College Educated: 75%+ Typical Entry Level Education: Master’s (JobsEQ, 2016Q2)

13,227 1.2% $89,335 Kern County residents work in STEM industries

Avg. Annual Growth

Average Salary

TREND MARKET

FUNDING STEM PROGRAMS The Bakersfield City School District budgeted more than $1.4 million in STEM programming from 2014 to 2016. A majority of the funds are from state entities that public districts receive to run schools, but private donations from Chevron account for 22% of the total. Chevron has allocated $750,000 to $1.25 million over the past five years to the Kern High School District in a local version of the national STEM program known as Project Lead the Way.

The $1.6 million Aera STEM Success Center at Bakersfield College opened in September 2016, offering areas for quiet study, group study, supplemental instruction, and workshops. The Fruitvale School District got a $123,000 grant from Chevron to develop a similar program at the junior high level. It launched its Gateway to Technology program in 2010.

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Education & Workforce K-12 BREAKDOWN Total Enrollment (K-12)

181,393

BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE

School Districts

49

Certificate, associates and baccalaureate degrees

Average Class Size

24

CALIFORNIA AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY

Elementary Schools

158

Certificates and training

Middle/Junior High Schools

45

High Schools

35

Charter Schools

11

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE Certificate and associates degrees, honor programs

(Ed-Data, 2015-2016)

Community Colleges & Trade Schools

DEVRY UNIVERSITYΩBAKERSFIELD Certificate, associates and undergraduate degrees BRIGHTWOOD COLLEGE Certificate, associates and undergraduate degrees

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT EDUCATION

KERN

High School Graduate or Higher

73.2%

Bachelor’s or Higher

15.1%

Certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY COLLEGE Certificate and associates degrees

HIGHEST EDUCATION ATTAINMENT LEVEL

SANTA BARBARA BUSINESS COLLEGE Certificate and associates degrees

KERN

No Diploma

26.8%

Certificate and associates degrees

High School Graduate

26.3%

WESTEC

Some College

24.5%

Associate’s Degree

7.3%

Bachelor’s Degree

10.3%

Graduate or Professional Degree

4.8%

TAFT COLLEGE

(JobsEQ)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITYΩBAKERSFIELD

Employment & Training Centers

(JobsEQ)

Safety certifications

BAKERSFIELD ADULT SCHOOL DELANO ADULT SCHOOL

ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHEST EDUCATION ATTAINMENT LEVEL

KERN

BAKERSFIELD

No Diploma

$19,993

$21,890

High School Graduate

$29,209

$31,894

Some College or Associate’s Degree $35,553

$36,709

Bachelor’s Degree

$58,606

$60,941

Graduate or Professional Degree

$70,959

$72,232

EMPLOYERS’ TRAINING RESOURCE KERN COUNTY REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM

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AMERICA’S JOB CENTER OF CALIFORNIA


Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Automation at Bakersfield College

Sampling of Local Automation Employers

Beginning in the fall of 2015, Bakersfield College (BC) offered a Baccalaureate of Applied Science in Industrial Automation. One of only 15 community college districts in California to offer a degree program, BC is providing much-needed workforce training to Kern County’s current and future employers. Courses will prepare students for technical management careers in industries that use automation, including petroleum, manufacturing, logistics and agriculture industry sections—key industries to Kern County’s regional economic growth. ■

MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE*

OCCUPATION

JOBS

ANNUAL OPENINGS

General & Operations Managers

4,119

160

$54

Health Technicians & Technologists

5,334

194

$25

Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, & Maintenance Workers

1,249

64

$27

TOTAL/AVERAGE:

10,782 421

$41

(JobsEQ, 2016Q2)

LOCAL WORKFORCE NEEDS: DEMAND FOR TECHNICAL MANAGERS & HIGH LEVEL TECHNICIANS IN KERN

Industrial automation is key to Kern’s regional economic growth.

$108,9000

Bachelor’s Degree $82,700

1.2% 1.5%

1.6%

Photo courtesy Bakersfield College

Post Graduate Degree

2-Year Degree or Certificate $44,900

Long-term Training, No Experience/Award $50,700

(JobsEQ, 2016Q2)

1.6%

Photo courtesy Bakersfield College

10 YEARS

KERN COUNTY, ALL OCCUPATIONS

ANNUAL AVERAGE PROJECTED JOB GROWTH BY TRAINING

BC is providing much-needed workforce training to Kern’s current & future employers.

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Member List

KERN EDC MEMBERS

BY CATEGORY

Accounting Firms

Advertising Agencies

BARBICH HOOPER KING DILL HOFFMAN

DESIGN MARK & ASSOCIATES

SABA AGENCY

Geoffrey B. King

Mark Ramsey

Cathy Berthiaume

P.O. Box 11171

5401 Business Park South, Suite 217

P.O. Box 11570

Bakersfield, CA 93389-1171

Bakersfield, CA 93309

5329 Office Center Court, Suite 220

(661) 631-1171

(661) 323-7787

Bakersfield, CA 93389

www.bhkcpas.com

www.designmarkassociates.com

(661) 326-0393

Barbich Hooper King Dill Hoffman is a full service firm serving businesses and individuals, with expertise in Agriculture and Wineries, Medical and Dental, Not-for-Profits, Real Estate and Construction, Employee Benefit and Pension Plan Administration, Employee Benefit Plan Audits, and Special Districts.

Specializing in all forms of print communications, brand development/support, broadcast media and web design.

www.sabaagency.com Specializing in advertising, print, website development, graphic design, and electronic and social media.

eMEDIA Erin Henderson

WILLIS DESIGN STUDIO

DANIELLS PHILLIPS VAUGHAN & BOCK

5016 California Avenue, Suite 6

Mike Willis

Nancy Belton, CPA

Bakersfield, CA 93309

1703 Forrest Street

Managing Partner

(661) 323-0800

Bakersfield, CA 93304

300 New Stine Road

info@emediams.com

(661) 324-2337

Bakersfield, CA 93309

www.eMediams.com

www.willisdesign.com

(661) 834-7411

Specializing in creative advertising and media placement.

blog.willisdesign.com

www.dpvb.com Specializing in serving the owner managed business.

Specializing in print and web design.

HEISE MEDIA GROUP

Advertising Agencies & Promotional Products

Marlene B. Heise O’DELL CROSS, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Nicolette Cross, CPA CEO 5001 California Avenue, Suite 212 Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 716-1160

1400 Easton Drive, Suite 148 Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 323-8594 info@heisemedia.com

PROFORMA SOLUTIONS

www.heisemedia.com

Beckie Diltz

Specializing in full-service marketing, advertising and communications.

5330 Office Center Court, Suite 34

www.odellcrosscpa.com

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Specializing in full service accounting, auditing and tax.

(661) 633-1117 beckie.diltz@proforma.com www.proformabakersfield.com Specializing in print, promotional, marketing and social media.

THE MARCOM GROUP INCORPORATED David Plivelich 1100 Mohawk Street, Suite 170 Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 489-4444 www.TheMarcomGroup.com Specializing in advertising, branding, design and website development.

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Categorical

Agriculture / Food Processing

Architecture Firms

FRITO-LAY

KSA GROUP ARCHITECTS

Stephen Ray

Derek Holdsworth

28801 Highway 58

4660 American Avenue, Suite 200

Bakersfield, CA 93314

Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 328-6000

(661) 834-1331

www.fritolay.com

www.ksagrouparchitects.com

Specializing in snack foods.

Specializing in medical, retail and industrial buildings.

www.kleinlaw.com

GIUMARRA VINEYARDS

ORDIZ-MELBY ARCHITECTS, INC.

Jeff Giumarra

Danny Ordiz

KDG provides the most advanced legal services in the San Joaquin Valley, ranging from business litigation and transactions to specialized representation for bankruptcy, employment, estate planning, construction, intellectual property and real estate matters .

11220 Edison Highway

5500 Ming Avenue, Suite 280

Edison, CA 93307

Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 395-7000

(661) 832-5258

Specializing in grapes, potatoes, and citrus.

www.ordizmelby.com

GRIMMWAY FARMS Patty Poire P.O. Box 81498 Bakersfield, CA 93380 (661) 855-8530 www.grimmway.com ppoire@grimmway.com Specializing as a grower, packer, processor, and shipper of carrots and other organic vegetables.

Specializing in institutional, medical, and commercial buildings.

TETER Clay Davis 7535 N. Palm, Avenue, Suite 201

KLEIN, DENATALE, GOLDNER, COOPER, ROSENLIEB & KIMBALL, LLP Jennifer Rodges 4550 California Avenue, 2nd Floor Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 395-1000

Automobile Dealers JIM BURKE FORD Dan Hay 2001 Oak Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 888/699-4585 www.myjimburkeford.com Specializing in automobile sales and services.

Fresno, CA 93711 559/437-0887

MOTOR CITY AUTO CENTER

www.teterae.com

Kim Blesener

Specializing in education, agriculture, energy, and industrial.

Assistant to Richard H. Stricklen, President

Airports

Attorneys

MOJAVE AIR AND SPACE PORT

BRUMFIELD & HAGAN, LLP

Karina Drees

Kristin Hagan

1434 Flightline

2031 F Street

Mojave, CA 93501

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 824-2433

(661) 215-4980

www.mojaveairport.com

kristin@brumfield-haganlaw.com

Specializing in aerospace and industrial development.

www.brumfield-haganlaw.com

3101 Pacheco Road Bakersfield, CA 93313 (661) 836-6750 (661) 836-9604 Fax www.motorcitywest.com Specializing in GMC, Buick, and Lexus.

Specializing real estate, land use and civil litigation.

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Banks / Credit Unions / Financial Institutions BANK OF AMERICA

KERN SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

VALLEY REPUBLIC BANK

Hunter Holding

Steve Renock

Bruce Jay

Senior Vice President

P.O. Box 9506

5000 California Avenue, Suite 110

5021 California Avenue, Suite A

Bakersfield, CA 93389

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 833-7955

(661) 371-2000

(661) 634-3970

www.ksfcu.org

www.valleyrepublicbank.com

559/258-2134 Mobile

Specializing in financial services.

Specializing in local, responsive and reliable community banking services.

hunter.holding@baml.com Timothy R. (Timm) Eckhardt VP & Client Manager Business Banker (661) 634-3973 (661) 208-0423 Mobile Timothy.eckhardt@baml.com Harry (Ernie) Phoenix Market President 1440 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 635-3529 (661) 221-8798 Mobile Ernie.phoenix@bankofamerica.com www.bankofamerica.com Specializing in independent full service banking including small business loans.

BANK OF THE SIERRA Michael Olague 8500 Ming Avenue

MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT 5080 California Avenue, Suite 102 Bakersfield, CA 93309

Business Consulting BUSINESS INITIATIVES

(661) 326-7708

Sue Watson

www.fa.ml.com/gsmgroup Specializing in personalized wealth management plans, 401(k) implementation, cash management, investment income, asset growth, and tax reduction strategies

MID STATE DEVELOPMENT CORP.

4149 Pinewood Lake Drive Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 301-7162 sue@businessinitiatives.com Specializing in improving organizational effectiveness and conflict resolution.

Keith Brice 1631 17th Street

PROVIDENCE STRATEGIC CONSULTING, INC.

Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 322-4241

Tracy Leach

www.msdcdc.org Specializing in commercial real estate funding and 504 SBA loans.

2600 F Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 327-1698

RABOBANK

www.provconsult.com

Deanna Blaise

Specializing in strategic communications and government and public affairs.

Bakersfield, CA 93311

SVP Retail Division Manager South Valley

(661) 654-6397

3800 Riverlakes Drive

YANKEE COMMUNICATIONS

(661) 376-1953 Cell

Bakersfield, CA 93312

Jimmy Yee

www.bankofthesierra.com

(661) 334-6901

5001 California Avenue, #211

Specializing in independent full service banking including small business loans.

deanna.blaise@rabobank.com

Bakersfield, CA 93309

www.rabobankamercia.com

(661) 861-8100

Specializing in full service community banking.

jyee@yankeecommunications.us

FARM CREDIT WEST Mike Moore 19628 Industry Parkway Drive Bakersfield, CA 93389 (661) 399-7360 michael.moore@farmcreditwest.com www.farmcreditwest.com Specializing in agriculture finance.

Specializing in governmental relations and communications

TRI COUNTIES BANK Greg Gill 5201 California Avenue, Suite 102 Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 325-9321 www.tcbk.com Specializing in commercial lending.

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Chambers of Commerce GREATER BAKERSFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Nick Ortiz 1725 Eye Street P.O. Box 1947 Bakersfield, CA 93303 (661) 327-4421 www.bakersfieldchamber.org Specializing in providing leadership for a healthy business community.

Computer / Internet Services

GRANITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Brent Fogg 3005 James Road Bakersfield, CA 93388 (661) 399-3361 www.graniteconstruction.com Specializing in general engineering/aggregate and asphalt materials sales.

Robert Smith 333 Palmer Drive, Suite 110 Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 282-8048 www.klassensmith.com

Rick Kreiser

Specializing in construction.

2001 Westwind Drive (661) 327-0030 www.carneys.com Specializing in design, installation, and support of business-class networks.

Construction

Martin Esqueda 6906 Downing Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 587-9322 www.elect-systems.com Specializing in Electrical and Instrumentation construction and maintenance.

KLASSEN & SMITH CONSTRUCTION, INC.

CARNEY’S BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Bakersfield, CA 93301

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS & INSTRUMENTATION, INC.

PAC-VAN, INC. Tom Svare 2801 E. Brundage Lane Bakersfield, CA 93307

SOUTH VALLEY ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS, INC. Darren Scott 309 Windsor Park Drive Bakersfield, CA 93311 (661) 665-9809 dscott@southvalleyelectrical.com www.southvalleyelectrical.com Specializing in electrical maintenance, construction and remodels of commercial, industrial and home projects.

Contractors - General

(661) 324-0060 www.pacvan.com Specializing in modular buildings, mobile offices and storage equipment.

GRIFFITH COMPANY Walt Weishaar 1128 Carrier Parkway Avenue

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

TURMAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.

Laura Barnes

Jeff Turman

P.O. Box 80718

4301 Park Circle

19466 Flightpath Way

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Bakersfield, CA 93380/93308

(661) 831-0905

(661) 392-8729

S.C. ANDERSON, INC.

www.turmanconstruction.com

lbarnes@abccentralcal.org

Tim Hooper

Specializing in general engineering, contracting

Specializing in workforce development training.

and infrastructure.

BAYMARR CONSTRUCTORS, INC. Patrick Howes 6950 McDivitt Drive

(661) 392-6640 www.griffithcompany.net Specializing in paving, concrete and underground utility.

P. O. Box 81747 Bakersfield, CA 93380

Contractors Electrical

Bakersfield, CA 93313

A-C ELECTRIC COMPANY

(661) 395-1676

Daren Alexander

patrickhowes@baymarr.com

2921 Hangar Way

www.baymarr.com

Bakersfield, CA 93308

Specializing in concrete/tilt-up construction.

Bakersfield, CA 93308

(661) 392-7000 www.scanderson.com General contractor / design builder / construction manager.

(661) 410-0000 www.a-celectric.com Specializing in electrical engineering, construction automation and service.

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Education SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION

KERN COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

Amber Shafer

Mary Barlow

4241 E. Brundage Lane

1300 17th Street

Bakersfield, CA 93307

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 588-0552

(661) 636-4000

www.superiorconstuctiononline.com Specializing in general contracting in all types of construction for the ag, oil, industrial, medical and retail industries.

www.kern.org CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD

Specializing in services to school districts.

Mark Novak WALLACE & SMITH CONTRACTORS

9001 Stockdale Highway

TAFT COLLEGE

John Anderson

Bakersfield, CA 93311

Dr. Debra S. Daniels

3325 Landco Drive

(661) 654-2441

29 Cougar Court

Bakersfield, CA 93308

www.csub.edu

Taft, CA 93268

(661) 327-1436

Specializing as Kern County’s only regionally comprehensive state university.

(661) 763-7748

www.wallacesmith.com Specializing in multi-unit housing and commercial, industrial, institutional, agriculture, and aviation buildings.

Contractors Steel Fabricators PCL INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC. Mark Pittser 1500 South Union Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93307 (661) 832-3995 www.pcl.com Specializing in full service heavy industrial contracting.

www.taftcollege.edu CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Angel Cottrell

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE, KERN COUNTY CAMPUS

9001 Stockdale Highway BDC 131

Nora Dominguez

Bakersfield, CA 93311

1201 24th Street, Suite D200

(661) 654-3173

Bakersfield, CA 93301

www.csub.edu

(661) 861-6800

Specializing as Kern County’s only regionally comprehensive state university.

KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE PORTERVILLE COLLEGE

Corporate Meeting Space THE LODGE AT PAINTED ROCK Tom Teofilo P.O. Box 3203 Lake Isabella, CA 93240-3203

Discover the Difference!

Tom Burke Chancellor 2100 Chester Avenue

www.laverne.edu Specializing in bachelor and masters degrees in business and education, credentials, Doctorate in Organizational Management, small business development resources, corporate employee tuition discounts, and on-site degree programs. WASC Accredited .

Employment / Training / Recruitment Services CONTINENTAL LABOR & STAFFING RESOURCES

Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 336-5104

Harold Brown

www.kccd.edu Specializing in university transfer, basic skills, and workforce training education for students at the lower division undergraduate college level undergraduate college level.

900 Mohawk Street, Suite 120 Bakersfield, CA 93309

760/379-5500

(661) 635-0335

tom@teofilo.com

www.clri.us

www.lodgeatpaintedrock.com

Specializing in staffing and safety since 1993.

Specializing business meetings, weddings and corporate get-aways.

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VOLT WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS Sofia Espinoza 4560 California Avenue, Suite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 395-0135 sespinoza@volt.com www.volt.com Specializing in accounting and finance, administrative, engineering IT and light industrial services.

WORKLOGIC HR LEGAL SOLUTIONS David Blaine 5016 California Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 588-8118 dblaine@worklogiclegal.com www.worklogiclegal.com Specializing in human resource consulting and employment law counseling.

Energy Producers Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind & Solar

ALON USA ENERGY, INC. / PARAMOUNT PETROLEUM CORPORATION Bill Winters 6451 Rosedale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 326-4200 Specializing in petroleum refining and marketing CARB gasoline and diesel.

CHEVRON Carla Musser 9525 Camino Media Room A-2050 Bakersfield, CA 93311 (661) 654-7155 www.chevron.com Specializing in energy development and production.

BHE RENEWABLES, LLC Paulette Rush

E&B NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

15637 Avenue A

Amy Roth

Rosamond, CA 93560

1600 Norris Road

(661) 749-0936

Bakersfield, CA 93308

prush@bherenewables.com

(661) 679-1700

Specializing solar development.

www.ebresources.com Specializing in oil exploration and production.

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE Angela Fentiman

EDF RENEWABLE ENERGY

6703 Oak Creek Road

Sandi Briner

Mojave, CA 93501

15445 Innovation Drive

213/995-9010

San Diego, CA 94583

www.brookfieldrenewable.com

530/753-6932

Specializing in renewables—wind, hydro, and solar.

www.edf-re.com Specializing in renewable energy sources.

8MINUTENERGY RENEWABLES Tom Buttgenbach

CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORPORATION, LLC

FIRST SOLAR, INC.

5455 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2010

Joe Ashley

Jack Pigott

Los Angeles, CA 90036

10800 Stockdale Highway

135 Main Street, 6th Floor

323/525-0900

Bakersfield, CA 93311

San Francisco, CA 94105

www.8minutengery.com

(661) 529-4465

(415) 935-2512

Specializing in solar development.

www.crc.com

www.firstsolar.com

Specializing in oil and gas exploration and production.

Specializing in alternative energy.

MACPHERSON ENERGY COMPANY MACPHERSON OIL COMPANY AERA ENERGY LLC Cynthia Pollard 10000 Ming Avenue P.O. Box 11164 Bakersfield, CA 93389-1164 (661) 665-5000

Tim Lovley 24118 Round Mountain Road Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 368-3909 www.macphersonenergy.com Energy—Power Generation, O&G E&P.

www.aeraenergy.com Specializing in oil and gas production.

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Engineering Firms MARICOPA SUN, LLC Jeffrey Roberts 1396 West Herndon Avenue, Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 436-0900 Specializing in land for utility scale solar development.

KRAZAN & ASSOCIATES

AUTOMATED CONTROL & TECHNICAL SERVICES

Byron “Kip� Williamson

David Morton

2205 Coy Avenue

315 30th Street

Bakersfield, CA 93307

P.O. Box 82191

(661) 837-9200

Bakersfield, CA 93380-2191

www.krazan.com

(661) 399-2200

Specializing in geotechnical and environmental engineering.

RECURRENT ENERGY

www.a-cautomated.com

Jesse Prier

Specializing in complete industrial automation services, including: control system engineering, systems integration, instrumentation, and electrical construction.

300 California Street, 7th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 675-1500 www.recurrentenergy.com

BSK ASSOCIATES ENGINEERS & LABORATORIES On Man Lau, P.E., G.E.

McINTOSH & ASSOCIATES

700 22nd Street

Roger McIntosh

sPOWER

Bakersfield, CA 93301

2001 Wheelan Court

Nikki Olofson

(661) 327-0671, ext. 206

Bakersfield, CA 93309-4975

2180 South 1300 East, Suite 600

www.bskinc.com

(661) 834-4814

Specializing in solar development.

Salt Lake City, UT 84106 (801) 679-3514

Specializing in providing analytical chemistry, construction observation, ecological services, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, and water resources management.

www.spower.com Specializing in sustainable energy.

SUNPOWER CORPORATION

4540 California Avenue, Suite 550

Bruce Dickinson

Bakersfield, CA 93309

1414 Harbour Way, South

(661) 328-6280

Richmond, CA 94804

skipc@cannoncorp.us

(510) 439-4640

www.cannoncorp.us

Specializing in solar energy and construction.

rmcintosh@mcintoshassoc.com Specializing in civil engineering, land surveying, land development, photogrammetry, and landscape design.

CANNON Skip Carleton, P.L.S.

www.sunpower.com

www.mcintoshassoc.com

PROVOST & PRITCHARD CONSULTING GROUP, INC. Terry Schroepfer, P.E. 1800 30th Street, Suite 280 Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 616-5900

Specializing in providing responsive solutions to clients in oil and gas, development, and public infrastructure.

bakersfield@ppeng.com www.ppeng.com Specializing in engineering, planning, surveying, water resources and infrastructure for private sector clients and government.

WESTERN STATES PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION

DEWALT CORPORATION

Jenifer Pitcher

1930 22nd Street

PSOMAS

901 Tower Way, Suite 300

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Trent Miller

Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 323-4600

1430 Truxtun Avenue, 5th Floor

(661) 321-0884

www.dewaltcorp.com

Bakersfield, CA 93301

www.wspa.org

Providing creative and pragmatic civil engineering, land surveying, utility location and 3D scanning and modeling solutions for residential, commercial, institutional, energy and industrial land development.

(661) 437-4398

Represents the interest of the men and women working in the petroleum industry in the west, while promoting policies that are socially, economically and environmentally responsible.

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Jeffrey Gutierrez

www.psomas.com Specializing in surveying, engineering, construction management and environmental services throughout the Western United States.

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Environmental Consulting SEI - SOILS ENGINEERING, INC.

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE, LLC

CITY OF BAKERSFIELD

Tom Bayne

David Levine

Jacqui Kitchen

4400 Yeager Way

1590 South Coast Highway, Suite 17

1715 Chester Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93313

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 831-5100

(949) 497-0931

(661) 326-3733

www.soilsengineering.com

www.enviro-intel.com

www.bakersfieldcity.us

Specializing in soils, geology, environmental, and construction materials testing and consulting.

Environmental Intelligence, LLC provides comprehensive environmental consulting services for renewable energy development, oil and gas production, utility infrastructure, municipal improvement, and large-scale residential development. Our team provides wetland permitting, biological resource assessments, endangered species studies, CEQA/NEPA compliance services, cultural studies, GIS services, and mitigation planning.

WZI, INC. Jesse D. Frederick 1717 28th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 326-1112

Financial Services

www.wziinc.com

CENTRAL VALLEY FUND

Specializing in engineering consulting.

Brad Triebsch

Entertainment BAKERSFIELD CONDORS PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY Matthew Riley P.O. Box 1806 Bakersfield, CA 93303 (661) 324-7825 www.bakersfieldcondors.com Specializing in sports entertainment.

CITY OF CALIFORNIA CITY Tom Weil 21000 Hacienda Boulevard California City, CA 93505 (760) 373-8661 citymgr@californiacity.com www.californiacity.com

1590 Drew Avenue, Suite 110 Davis, CA 95618 530/757-7004 www.centralvalleyfund.com Specializing in management buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisitions, intergenerational transfers, and growth capital.

CITY OF McFARLAND

Government Agencies City / County

John Wooner 401 West Kern Avenue McFarland, CA 93250 (661) 792-3091 www.mcfarlandcity.org

JEH RANCH Morgan Strong

CITY OF RIDGECREST

10421 Round Mountain Road

Gary Parsons

Bakersfield, CA 93308

100 West California Avenue

(661) 889-3969

Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (760) 499-5061

661-808-5900 Cell Specializing in outdoor event venues.

CITY OF ARVIN

www.ridgecrest-ca.gov

Al Noyola 200 Campus Drive Arvin, CA 93203 (661) 854-3134 www.arvin.org

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Healthcare Providers CITY OF SHAFTER

ADVENTIST HEALTH BAKERSFIELD

Scott Hurlbert

Sharlet Briggs

336 Pacific Avenue

2615 Chester Avenue

Shafter, CA 93263

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 746-5000

(661) 395-3000

www.shafter.com

www.adventisthealth.org

GEMCARE MERCY MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS Michael Myers 4550 California Avenue, Suite 500 Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 716-8820 Specializing in healthcare administrative services.

Specializing in hospital/healthcare.

CITY OF TAFT Craig Jones

BAKERSFIELD FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER

HANGER CLINIC

209 East Kern Street

Kristy Webb

Jeffrey Elms, M.B.A., C.P.O.

Taft, CA 93268

4570 California Avenue

Clinic Manager

(661) 763-1222

Bakersfield, CA 93309

500 Old River Road, Suite 100

www.cityoftaft.org

(661) 846-4662

Bakersfield, CA 93311

www.bfmc.com

(661) 695-4506 Office

Specializing as a provider network/medical group.

(661) 663-4009 Fax

CITY OF TEHACHAPI

www.hangerclinic.com

Greg Garrett 115 South Robinson Street Tehachapi, CA 93561 (661) 822-2200 www.tehachapicityhall.com

CBCC - COMPREHENSIVE BLOOD & CANCER CENTER

Specializing in empowering human potential through orthotic and prosthetic solutions.

Gitesh Patel HOUCHIN COMMUNITY BLOOD BANK

6501 Truxtun Avenue

Greg Gallion

Bakersfield, CA 93309

11515 Bolthouse Drive

(661) 322-2206

Bakersfield, CA 93311

info@cbbbusa.com

(661) 323-4222

www.cbccusa.com Specializing in cancer and blood diseases and the world’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center with a freestanding Cyberknife Center.

www.hcbb.com Specializing in being the sole provider of a safe, adequate blood supply from volunteer blood donors for the purpose of saving the lives of the residents of Kern County.

COUNTY OF KERN

DIGNITY HEALTH BAKERSFIELD BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

KAISER PERMANENTE

Ryan Alsop

Jon Van Boening

David Womack

1115 Truxtun Avenue, 5th Floor

President

5055 California Avenue, Suite 240

Bakersfield, CA 93301

420 34th Street

Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 868-3198

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 864-3392

caomailbox@co.kern.ca.us

(661) 327-1792

www.kp.org/kerncounty

www.co.kern.ca.us/cao

www.bakersfieldmemorial.org

Specializing in providing high quality, affordable healthcare in an easy and convenient manner with a personal touch.

Specializing in tertiary hospital services.

GEMCARE MEDICAL GROUP Michael Myers 4550 California Avenue, Suite 500 Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 716-8820 Specializing in healthcare services.

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MERCY HOSPITAL Bruce Peters President Truxtun Campus 2215 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 632-5000 Southwest Campus

Hotels

Insurance

BAKERSFIELD MARRIOTT AT THE CONVENTION CENTER

BUSTOS INSURANCE AGENCY

Kimberly Zilobaf 801 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 323-1900 www.bakersfieldmarriott.com Specializing in corporate and leisure travel, lodging, catering, and all meeting and function needs.

400 Old River Road Bakersfield, CA 93311 (661) 663-5000 www.mercybakersfield.org Specializing in healthcare.

Patrick Bustos 2200 Oak Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 327-1621 www.bustosinsurance.com Specializing in business and workers compensation and group health and providing auto, home and life insurance.

FIRST SOLUTIONS INSURANCE SERVICES COURTYARD & SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT Amber Floyd 3801 Marriott Drive Bakersfield, CA 93308

Jackie McCarville 4550 California Avenue, Suite 105 Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 325-3005 Specializing in employee benefits, individual life, health, annuities and senior plans.

U.S. HEALTHWORKS MEDICAL GROUP

(661) 377-4000

Joseph Andersen

www.marriott.com

1800 Westwind Drive, Suite 301

Specializing in lodging needs.

SIDLES DUNCAN & ASSOCIATES, A HUB, INTERNATIONAL COMPANY

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON - BAKERSFIELD

Eric Barthel

Carlos Navarro

4800 Stockdale Highway, Suite 201

3100 Camino Del Rio Court

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Bakersfield, CA 93308-6247

(714) 308-6013

(661) 323-7111

www.hubinternational.com

www.bakersfield.doubletree.com

Specializing in employee benefits and healthcare consulting.

Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 327-9617 www.ushealthworks.com Specializing in workers comp medicine, physicals and return to work evaluations.

Home Builders TOWERY HOMES DBA TOWERY COMMERCIAL Matt Towery P.O. Box 81866 Bakersfield, CA 93312 (661) 633-1110 Homes (661) 615-6634 Commercial www.toweryhomes.com Specializing in residential and commercial building.

Specializing in corporate and leisure travel, lodging, catering, and all meeting and function needs.

STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES Chris Ward

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON BAKERSFIELD Nicole Kirkland 1505 Mill Rock Way Bakersfield, CA 93311 (661) 664-0400 www.bakersfield.homewoodsuites.com Specializing in corporate and leisure travel, lodging, and all meeting and function needs.

Vice President - Agency Sales 900 Old River Road Bakersfield, CA 93311 805/379-5049 www.statefarm.com Specializing in providing insurance and financial services.

TOLMAN & WIKER INSURANCE SERVICES, LLC

Indian Tribal Nations

Shaun Kelly

TEJON INDIAN TRIBE

Bakersfield CA 93309

Kathryn Montes Morgan

(661) 616-4700

1731 Hasti-Acres, Suite 108

www.tolmanandwiker.com

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Specializing in commercial property & casualty insurance and employee benefits.

5001 California Avenue, Suite 150

(661) 834-8566

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Labor

Mineral Mining

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL

GOLDEN QUEEN MINING COMPANY, LTD.

RIO TINTO MINERALS, BORON OPERATIONS

Kenneth G. Mann

Isabelle Brassard

15772 K Street

General Manager

Mojave, CA 93501

14486 Borax Road

(661) 824-4300

Boron, CA 93516

www.goldenqueen.com

(760) 762-7230

Specializing in metals and mineral mining.

www.riotintominerals.com

John Spaulding 200 West Jeffrey Street Bakersfield, CA 93305 (661) 323-7957 Specializing in providing essential coordination and support to the work of its affiliated national and international unions.

Specializing in being a leading supplier of borates and servicing more than 2,400 direct customers worldwide.

Media

H.M. HOLLOWAY, INC.

BRAUN MEDIA PRODUCTIONS

2019 Westwind Drive, Suite B

Erik Adams

Bakersfield, CA 93301

3000 East Belle Terrace

(661) 758-6484

Bakersfield, CA 93307

www.hmhgypsum.com

(661) 617-5050

Specializing in gypsum mining and biosolids disposal.

Specializing in commercials, promotional, training, safety, process videos.

Media / Publishing TBC MEDIA THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN KERN BUSINESS JOURNAL BAKERSFIELD LIFE MAGAZINE WWW.BAKERSFIELD.COM Michelle Chantry PP.O. Box 440 Bakersfield, CA 93302 1707 Eye Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 395-7500

Vard Terry

VULCAN MATERIALS COMPANY John Hunt P.O. Box 22800 Bakersfield, CA 93390 www.vulcanmaterials.com Specializing in construction materials, including sand and gravel, asphalt, ready mix concrete.

HEART OF NATURE Jerry Tyler

Non-Profit Organizations

34710 7th Standard Road Bakersfield, CA 93314 (661) 399-9755 www.heartofnature.biz

BAKERSFIELD ARC, INC.

Specializing in 100% natural minerals for agriculture and environmental uses.

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Jim Baldwin 2240 South Union Avenue

NATIONAL CEMENT COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, INC. Terrence Alexis 15821 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 475

Bakersfield, CA 93307 (661) 834-2272 www.barc-inc.org BARC… Giving People Purpose™ since 1949.

Encino, CA 91436-2935 (818) 728-5200

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTH CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

Specializing in cement and concrete.

www.bakersfield.com Specializing in providing Kern County residents with the most complete source of local news and information.

(661) 835-4800

Sheryl Chalupa REYNEVELD CONSTRUCTION

4901 Stine Road

Willy Reyneveld

Bakersfield, CA 93313

2911 Landco Drive

(661) 837-0595

Bakersfield, CA 93308

www.thegoodwill.org

(661) 859-0224

Specializing in providing work opportunities and skills

Specializing in full service concrete construction.

development to people with barriers to employment.

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Office Furnishings, Equipment & Supplies

Photographers

Promotional Products

STINSON’S

TONY MORENO PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE CONCEPTS

Ben Stinson

Tony Moreno

Tom Saba

4500 Stine Road - Office Furniture Showroom

12310 Backdrop Court

5329 Office Center Court, Suite 220

Bakersfield, CA 93313

Bakersfield, CA 93306

Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 323-7611

(661) 703-0572

(661) 326-0393

www.stinsons.com

www.morenophotos.com

www.sabaagency.com

Specializing in office products and office furniture.

Specializing in photography and video.

Partners

Printing / Digital / Direct Mail Services

AMERICA’S JOB CENTER OF CALIFORNIA Teresa Hitchcock 1600 East Belle Terrace

Real Estate Commercial BERKADIA REAL ESTATE ADVISORS

Bakersfield, CA 93307

Mark J. Bonas

(661) 336-6849

1430 Truxtun Avenue, 5th Floor

www.amerciasjobcenterofkern.com www.etronline.com

Since our inception in 1989, Creative Concepts has become a leader in regards to employees’ recognition awards in addition to servicing the branded merchandise needs of Kern County’s business communities.

Bakersfield, CA 93301 SIERRA PRINTERS

(661) 369-7100

Jon Van Alstyne

(661) 330-1283

KERN COUNTY BOARD OF TRADE

Steven Van Alstyne

mark.bonas@berkadia.com

Teresa Hitchcock

901 19th Street

www.berkadia.com

2101 Oak Street

Bakersfield, CA 93301

www.apartmentupdate.com

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 322-6128

Specializing in multi-family investment sales.

(661) 868-8131

www.sierraprinters.com

Specializing in employment and training.

info@visitkern.com www.kerncountyboardoftrade.com KERN COUNTY TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION Michael Turnipseed 331 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 322-2973 kerntax@kerntaxpayers.org

Specializing in commercial printing and direct mail services.

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL David Williams, S.I.O.R.

TREK IMAGING

10000 Stockdale Highway, Suite 102

Valarie Canfield

Bakersfield, CA 93311

3700 Easton Drive

(661) 631-3800

Bakersfield, CA 93309

www.colliers.com/bakersfield

(661) 325-2695

Specializing in office, industrial, retail, land and investment properties.

www.trekimaging.com Specializing in printing, copying, promotional products and wide format equipment.

www.kerntaxpayers.org

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD / PACIFIC COMMERCIAL REALTY ADVISORS Wayne Kress

KERN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

5060 California Avenue, Suite 1000

Bryon Schaefer

Bakersfield, CA 93309

5801 Sundale Avenue

(661) 633-3819

Bakersfield, CA 93309

www.paccra.com

(661) 827-3100

Specializing in commercial, industrial and office properties.

www.kernhigh.org Specializing in serving the 9-12 educational needs of more than 37,000 students.

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NEWMARK GRUBB ASU & ASSOCIATES

CASTLE & COOKE CALIFORNIA, INC.

TEJON RANCH COMPANY

Mark Smith

Laura Whitaker

Greg Bielli

2000 Oak Street, Suite 100

10000 Stockdale Highway, Suite 300

P. O. Box 1000

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Bakersfield, CA 93311

Tejon Ranch, CA 93243

(661) 862-5454

(661) 664-6500

(661) 248-3000

www.ngkf.com

lwhitaker@castlecooke.com

www.tejonranch.com

Specializing in office, industrial, retail, agriculture, land and multi-family real estate.

www.castlecooke.com

Specializing in a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company committed to responsibly using its land and resources to meet the housing, employment and lifestyle needs of Californians.

Specializing in the development of master planned communities and commercial and retail centers.

OLIVIERI COMMERCIAL GROUP, INC. Anthony Olivieri 9810 Brimhall Road

FIRST AMERICAN TITLE HOMEBUILDER SERVICES

Bakersfield, CA 93312

Brian D. Johns

(661) 327-1200 Main

8500 Stockdale Highway, Suite 190

(661) 617-1850 Direct

Bakersfield, CA 93311

www.oliviericommercial.com

(661) 221-3452 Cell

Specializing in sale and leasing of commercial real estate.

TRACY RANCH, INC. Mike Frey 7540 Tracy Avenue Buttonwillow, CA 93206 (661) 764-5865 www.tracyranch.com

bjohns@firstam.com

Specializing in agriculture real estate.

www.firstam.com/title/homebuilder/socal STOCKDALE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. AMO® Cheryl Miller, C.P.M.® President 5001 California Avenue, Suite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93309-1607 (661) 323-7830 cmiller@stockdalepropertymanagementinc.com Specializing in property management for office buildings, shopping centers and light industrial.

Real Estate Developers, Investors, Property Owners BOLTHOUSE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC Bruce Davis 2000 Oak Street, Suite 250 Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 323-4005

Specializing in title and escrow services for new homebuilders and developers.

TRAMMELL CROW COMPANY Brad Cox

JACO OIL COMPANY

315 30th Street

Lee Jamieson

2221 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200

P.O. Box 82515

El Segundo, CA 90245

Bakersfield, CA 93380-2515

(310) 363-4707

(661) 393-7000

www.trammellcrow.com

Specializing in convenience stores, and petroleum products.

Specializing in mixed use and master planning.

Real Estate Residential WONDERFUL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT John Guinn

COLDWELL BANKER PREFERRED REALTORS®

4805 Centennial Plaza, Suite 100

Ming Avenue Office

Bakersfield, CA 93312

9100 Ming Avenue, Suite 100

(661) 829-8102

Bakersfield, CA 93311

(661) 369-5176

(661) 836-2345

www.wonderfulrealestateco.com

Coffee Road Office

Specializing in Industrial Development.

3820 Coffee Road, Suite 1

www.bolthouseproperties.com

Bakersfield, CA 93308

Specializing in diversified real estate development, including premier office, retail, and industrial properties.

(661) 616-3600 www.cbbakersfield.com Specializing in 30 years of local real estate experience.

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Real Estate Residential / Commercial BAKERSFIELD ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Linda Jay, R.C.E. CEO 2300 Bahamas Drive Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 635-2300 www.bakersfieldrealtor.com Specializing in real estate trade association.

Retail WAL-MART STORES, INC.

Telecommunications AT&T

GOLDEN EMPIRE TRANSIT DISTRICT

Barbara Winn

Karen King

177 East Colorado Boulevard, 9th Floor

1830 Golden State Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91105

Bakersfield, CA 93301

916/541-9962

(661) 324-9874

bw1513@att.com

www.getbus.org

www.att.com

Specializing in public transportation utilizing compressed natural gas vehicles for clean air.

Specializing in communication services, including wireless, high speed Internet access, home entertainment/digital television, residential and business phone service.

Title / Escrow Companies

San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 688-3083 www.walmart.com Specializing in one-stop shopping and helping people save money so they can live better.

Security Systems / Services TEL-TEC SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. Morgan Clayton 5020 Lisa Marie Court Bakersfield, CA 93313 (661) 397-5511 www.tel-tec.com Specializing in burglary, fire, access control and camera systems.

TRANS-WEST TRANS-WEST SECURITY SERVICES, INC. TRANS-WEST SERVICES, INC. TRANS-WEST SPECIAL SERVICES, INC. Brooke Antonioni President/CEO 8503 Crippen Street

UNIGLOBE GOLDEN EMPIRE TRAVEL Ray W. Watson, Jr. 1820 Chester Avenue

Philip Serghini 7710 Hazard Center Drive, Suite E

Travel Agencies

CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Tasha Thompson

(661) 323-1213

4015 Coffee Road, Suite 100

www.uget.com

Bakersfield, CA 93308-5024

Specializing in corporate travel, meetings and incentives, and vacations.

(661) 410-4700 www.chicagotitle.com Specializing in residential, refinance, commercial, ag, oil and gas real estate transactions.

Utility Companies CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE

TICOR TITLE COMPANY

Kevin McCusker

Joe Armas

3725 South H Street

10000 Stockdale Highway, Suite 101

Bakersfield, CA 93304

Bakersfield, CA 93311

(661) 837-7200

(661) 847-7000

www.calwater.com

www.ticortitle.com

specializing in urban water service.

Specializing in residential, refinance, commercial and agriculture real estate transactions.

Transportation BNSF RAILWAY Hector Garcia 740 East Carnegie Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY Denise Newton 1918 H Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 398-5950 www.pge.com Specializing in gas and electric services along with energy efficiency.

909/386-4020 www.BNSF.com Specializing in railway transportation.

Bakersfield, CA 93311 (661) 834-0711 www.trans-west.net Specializing in private security, armed /special details, and janitorial/maintenance service.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Laurel Shockley 25625 West Rye Canyon Valencia, CA 91355 213/479-8857 Laurel.shockley@sce.com

JIM’S SUPPLY COMPANY, INC. Daron Hobson

Bob Hampton

3530 Buck Owens Boulevard

274 East Cedar

Bakersfield, CA 93308

P.O. Box 104

(800) 423-8016

Taft, CA 93268

www.jimssupply.com Specializing in steel vineyard and livestock products.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY

TARGET CORPORATION DISTRIBUTION CENTER T-593

Rob Duchow

Michael Bellich

3701 Pegasus Drive, Suite 114

3880 Zachary Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93308-2559

Shafter, CA 93263

(661) 393-1501

(661) 396-6054

www.socalgas.com

Specializing in distribution.

Warehouse / Distribution

UNITED STATES COLD STORAGE

Bill Lazzerini 5200 District Boulevard

(661) 763-5135 Specializing in solid waste collection, recycling collection and recycling.

www.sce.com/ebd

ADVANCE BEVERAGE COMPANY, INC.

WESTSIDE WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC.

Randy Dorrell 6501 District Boulevard Bakersfield, CA 93313 (661) 832-COLD www.uscoldstorage.com Specializing in cold storage.

Bakersfield, CA 93313 (661) 833-3783 Specializing in beer distribution, including Budweiser and Bud Light.

Waste Processing CLEAN HARBORS BUTTONWILLOW, LLC

B&B SURPLUS, INC.

Marianna Buoni

Michael Georgino

P.O. Box 787

7020 Rosedale Highway

Buttonwillow, CA 93206

Bakersfield, CA 93308

(661) 762-6236

(661) 589-0381

buoni.marianna@cleanharbors.com

Specializing in steel and pipe warehouse and distribution.

www.cleanharbors.com

IKEA Jim Cavezza

Specializing in hazardous and non-hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal.

4104 Industrial Parkway

KNIGHT’S PUMPING AND PORTABLE SERVICES, INC.

Lebec, CA 93243

Maureen Napier

(661) 858-0345

1550 James Road

www.ikea.com

Bakersfield, CA 93308

Specializing in logistics.

(661) 397-4116 www.knightsservices.com Specializing in portable restrooms, executive restroom trailers, temporary fence, temporary power, holding tanks, water tanks, septic tanks, and grease tanks.

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KERN EDC MEMBERS

BY NAME

#

B

8MINUTENERGY RENEWABLES

B&B SURPLUS, INC.

BHE RENEWABLES, LLC

Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar

Warehouse / Distribution

Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar

A

BAKERSFIELD ARC, INC. Non-Profit Organizations

C

Contractors - Electrical ADVANCE BEVERAGE COMPANY, INC. Warehouse / Distribution

BAKERSFIELD ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS∏ Real Estate – Residential/ Commercial

BOLTHOUSE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC Real Estate - Developers, Investors, Property Owners

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY

BRAUN MEDIA PRODUCTIONS

ADVENTIST HEALTH BAKERSFIELD

Entertainment

Media

Healthcare Providers

BAKERSFIELD FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER

AERA ENERGY LLC Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar ALON USA ENERGY, INC. / PARAMOUNT PETROLEUM CORPORATION Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD Education CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Education CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE

Healthcare Providers BAKERSFIELD MARRIOTT AT THE CONVENTION CENTER

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar BRUMFIELD & HAGAN, LLP Attorneys

Hotels BANK OF AMERICA Banks / Credit Unions / Financial Institutions

AMERICA’S JOB CENTER OF CALIFORNIA

BANK OF THE SIERRA

Partners

Banks / Credit Unions / Financial Institutions

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

BARBICH HOOPER KING DILL HOFFMAN

Construction

Accounting Firms

AT&T

BAYMARR CONSTRUCTORS, INC.

Telecommunications

Construction

AUTOMATED CONTROL & TECHNICAL SERVICES

BERKADIA REAL ESTATE ADVISORS

Engineering Firms

Real Estate – Commercial

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Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar

BNSF RAILWAY Transportation

A-C ELECTRIC COMPANY

CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORPORATION, LLC

BSK ASSOCIATES ENGINEERS & LABORATORIES Engineering Firms BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL

Utility Companies CANNON Engineering Firms CARNEY’S BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY CENTER Computer / Internet Services CASTLE & COOKE CALIFORNIA, INC. Real Estate - Developers, Investors, Property Owners

Labor BUSINESS INITIATIVES

CBCC - COMPREHENSIVE BLOOD & CANCER CENTER

Business Consulting

Healthcare Providers

BUSTOS INSURANCE AGENCY

CENTRAL VALLEY FUND

Insurance

Financial Services CHEVRON Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar

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CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY Title / Escrow Companies

COURTYARD & SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT

eMEDIA Advertising Agencies

Hotels CREATIVE CONCEPTS

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Promotional Products

Environmental Consulting

CITY OF ARVIN Government Agencies - City / County CITY OF BAKERSFIELD Government Agencies - City / County CITY OF CALIFORNIA CITY Government Agencies - City / County CITY OF McFARLAND Government Agencies - City / County

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD / PACIFIC COMMERCIAL REALTY ADVISORS Real Estate – Commercial

D DANIELLS PHILLIPS VAUGHAN & BOCK

F

Chambers of Commerce

FIRST AMERICAN TITLE HOMEBUILDER SERVICES

DESIGN MARK & ASSOCIATES

FIRST SOLAR

Advertising Agencies

Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar

DEWALT CORPORATION

CITY OF TEHACHAPI

DIGNITY HEALTH BAKERSFIELD, BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL & MERCY HOSPITAL

Government Agencies - City / County

Healthcare Providers

CLEAN HARBORS BUTTONWILLOW, LLC

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON Bakersfield, Hotels

Waste Processing

E Real Estate – Residential COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL Real Estate – Commercial CONTINENTAL LABOR & STAFFING RESOURCES Employment / Training / Recruitment Services COUNTY OF KERN

GRIFFITH COMPANY Contractors – General GRIMMWAY FARMS Agriculture / Food Processing

CITY OF TAFT

COLDWELL BANKER, PREFERED REALTORS∏

Construction

Banks / Credit Unions / Financial Institutions

Real Estate - Developers, Investors, Property Owners

Engineering Firms

Government Agencies - City / County

GRANITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

GREATER BAKERSFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Accounting Firms

CITY OF SHAFTER Government Agencies - City / County

Non - Profit Organizations

FARM CREDIT WEST

CITY OF RIDGECREST Government Agencies - City / County

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTH CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

E&B NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar EDF RENEWABLE ENERGY Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS & INSTRUMENTATION, INC. Contractors – Electrical

Government Agencies - City / County

H H.M. HOLLOWAY, INC.

FIRST SOLUTIONS INSURANCE SERVICES Insurance FRITO-LAY Agriculture / Food Processing

Mineral Mining HANGER CLINIC Heathcare Providers HEART OF NATURE

G

Mineral Mining

GEMCARE MEDICAL GROUP

HEISE MEDIA GROUP

Healthcare Providers

Advertising Agencies

GEMCARE MERCY MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON BAKERSFIELD

Healthcare Providers

Hotels

GIUMARRA VINEYARDS CORPORATION

HOUCHIN COMMUNITY BLOOD BANK

Agriculture / Food Processing

Healthcare Providers

GOLDEN EMPIRE TRANSIT DISTRICT Transportation

I IKEA Warehouse / Distribution

GOLDEN QUEEN MINING COMPANY, LTD. Mineral Mining

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J JACO OIL COMPANY Real Estate - Developers, Investors, Property Owners

KLEIN, DENATALE, GOLDNER, COOPER, ROSENLIEB & KIMBALL, LLP

N

R

NATIONAL CEMENT COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, INC.

RABOBANK

Mineral Mining

Banks / Credit Unions / Financial Institutions

Attorneys JEH RANCH Entertainment JIM BURKE FORD Automobile Dealers JIM’S SUPPLY COMPANY, INC. Warehouse / Distribution

K KAISER PERMANENTE Healthcare Providers KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE, CERRO COSO COLLEGE & PORTERVILLE COLLEGE Education KERN COUNTY BOARD OF TRADE Partners

KNIGHT’S PUMPING AND PORTABLE SERVICES, INC.

KRAZAN & ASSOCIATES Engineering Firms

Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar

O

REYNEVELD CONSTRUCTION Mineral Mining

O’DELL CROSS CPA Accounting Firms

Mineral Mining OLIVIERI COMMERCIAL GROUP, INC.

M

Real Estate – Commercial

MACPHERSON ENERGY COMPANY MACPHERSON OIL COMPANY

ORDIZ-MELBY ARCHITECTS, INC.

Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar

P

MARICOPA SUN, LLC

PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY

SEI - SOILS ENGINEERING, INC.

Utility Companies

Engineering Firms

PAC-VAN, INC.

SIDLES DUNCAN & ASSOCIATES, A HUB, INTERNATIONAL COMPANY

S S.C. ANDERSON, INC.

Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar McINTOSH & ASSOCIATES

Contractors – General

Architecture Firms SABA AGENCY Advertising Agencies

Construction

Insurance

Education

Healthcare Providers

KERN COUNTY TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION

MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Partners

Banks / Credit Unions / Financial Institutions

KERN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT MID STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Banks / Credit Unions / Financial Institutions MOJAVE AIR AND SPACE PORT

PCL INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC. Contractors - Steel Fabricators

SIERRA PRINTERS

PROFORMA SOLUTIONS

Printing / Digital / Direct Mail Services

Advertising Agencies & Promotional Products

Contractors – Electrical

Business Consulting

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

PROVOST & PRITCHARD CONSULTING GROUP, INC.

MOTOR CITY AUTO CENTER

Construction

Automobile Dealers

Utility Companies

Engineering Firms PSOMAS

KLASSEN & SMITH CONSTRUCTION, INC.

SOUTH VALLEY ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS, INC.

PROVIDENCE STRATEGIC CONSULTING, INC.

Airports

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RIO TINTO MINERALS

Architecture Firms

MERCY HOSPITAL

Banks / Credit Unions / Financial Institutions

Real Estate – Commercial

KSA GROUP ARCHITECTS

KERN COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

KERN SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

RECURRENT ENERGY

Waste Processing

Engineering Firms

Partners

NEWMARK GRUBB ASU & ASSOCIATES

Engineering Firms

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY Utility Companies

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U sPOWER

TETER

Enery Producers - Oil, Gas Cogeneration, Wind and Solar

Architecture Firms

UNIGLOBE GOLDEN EMPIRE TRAVEL

WONDERFUL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

Travel Agencies

Real Estate - Developers, Investors, Property Owners

THE LODGE AT PAINTED ROCK STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES Insurance STINSON’S Office Furnishings, Equipment and Supplies

Corporate Meeting Space THE MARCOM GROUP, INC. Advertising Agencies TICOR TITLE COMPANY

UNITED STATES COLD STORAGE Warehouse / Distribution UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE, KERN COUNTY CAMPUS Education

Real Estate – Commercial

TOLMAN & WIKER INSURANCE SERVICES, LLC Insurance Brokers & Agents

SUNPOWER CORPORATION Energy Producers - Oil, Gas, Cogeneration, Wind and Solar SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION Construction - General

T

Employment / Training / Recruitment Services WZI, INC. Engineering Firms

Title / Escrow Companies STOCKDALE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. AMO®

WORKLOGIC HR LEGAL SOLUTIONS

U.S. HEALTHWORKS MEDICAL GROUP

Y

Healthcare Providers YANKEE COMMUNICATIONS

V

Business Consulting

TONY MORENO PHOTOGRAPHY Photographers TOWERY HOMES DBA TOWERY COMMERCIAL Home Builders

VALLEY REPUBLIC BANK Banks / Credit Unions / Financial Institutions VOLT WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS Employment / Training / Recruitment Services

TRACY RANCH, INC. TAFT COLLEGE Education

Real Estate - Developers, Investors, Property Owners

VULCAN MATERIALS COMPANY Mineral Mining

TARGET CORPORATION DISTRIBUTION CENTER T-593 Warehouse / Distribution TBC MEDIA - THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, KERN BUSINESS JOURNAL, BAKERSFIELD LIFE MAGAZINE, BAKERSFIELD.COM Media TEJON INDIAN TRIBE Indian Tribal Nations

TRAMMELL CROW COMPANY Real Estate - Developers, Investors, Property Owners TRANS-WEST - TRANS-WEST SECURITY SERVICES, INC., TRANS-WEST SERVICES, INC., TRANS-WEST SPECIAL SERVICES, INC.

TEL-TEC SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. Security Systems / Services

WALLACE & SMITH CONTRACTORS Contractors – General WAL-MART STORES, INC.

Security Systems / Services

Retail

TREK IMAGING

WESTERN STATES PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION

Printing / Digital / Direct Mail Services

TEJON RANCH COMPANY Real Estate - Developers, Investors, Property Owners

W

TRI COUNTIES BANK Banks / Credit Unions / Financial Institutions TURMAN CONSTRUCTION Construction

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