Economic Summit


The Kern County Economic Summit is an annual program featuring economists and business leaders who provide valuable information designed to educate and broaden perspectives on international, national, and regional economies.

Don’t miss this premier opportunity to join local businesses and government leaders in discovering ways to sustain and advance economic prosperity in our growing region, and what it means for our future.

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Register and/or Pay for Sponsorship

Please call Kim Schaefer at 661-203-8500 or email at for more information.

Individual tickets ($100 each) will be available to purchase on February 27, 2017.

Confirmed 2017 Summit Speakers


Joel Kotkin,
Speaker, Author & Executive Editor of New Geography

Author of The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050

Panel: Local Economic Conditions and Trends

Moderator, Richard Gearhart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, California State University, Bakersfield

  • Nyakundi Michieka, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, CSUB 

2017 California Economic & Market Outlook

Oscar Wei, Senior Economist
California Association of REALTORS(C.A.R.)

Shifting Winds: Navigating Economic Uncertainty and Change in the Year Ahead Via Real Assets

Dennis Moon, Managing Director and National Sales Executive
Specialty Asset Management group at U. S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Bakersfield Blast Off: Local Models for the Future

Jeremy Adams, Political Science Teacher & Adjunct-Professor, Author
Bakersfield High School & California State University, Bakersfield

More speakers coming soon!

Event Sponsors:


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HPS Mechanical, Inc.

Managed Care Systems, LLC

CSUB School of Business and Public Administration

Bakersfield College


Bakersfield Family Medical Center
City of Shafter
Pacific Gas & Electric
Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc.
Rio Tinto 20 Mule Team
Wonderful Real Estate Development
Grimmway Farms

VIP Reception/Dinner Sponsor

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