Economic Summit

Thank you to all who attended!

Presented by:
Kern Economic Development Corporation
California State University, Bakersfield
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

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2019 Economic Summit


– KEYNOTE SPEAKER –

The State of the State

Dan Walters,
Journalist, Author, Colunmnist, CALmatters

 


California at the Crossroads

Christopher Thornberg,
Founder, Beacon Economics

 


An Economic & Market Update for 2019

Charles Simonds,
Market Investment Executive, U.S. Trust, Bank of America

 


Local Economic Conditions and Trends: Part I

Richard Gearhart,
Assistant Professor of Economics, California State University, Bakersfield

 


Local Economic Conditions and Trends: Part II

Nyakundi Michieka,
Assistant Professor of Economics, California State University, Bakersfield

 


Development Successes and Affordability Challenges: A Kern County Real Estate Update

Jordan Levine,
Senior Economist, California Association of RELATORS

 


Fostering a Strong Entrepreneurial Culture in Kern County

Moderator: Richard Beene,
Host, The Richard Beene Show

Panelists: 

John-Paul (J.P.) Lake, Co-Founder, Kern Venture Group
Neeraj Rama, Chief Investment and Strategy Officer, Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC)
Goli Ameri, CEO, StartItUp
Irma Olguin Jr., CEO & Co-Founder, Bitwise Industries

 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Platinum

VIP Reception

Gold

 

Silver

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield Family Medical Center

Chevron

CSUB BPA

Seneca Resources LLC

Valley Children’s Healthcare

Table

Aera Energy LLC

California Resources Corporation

California State University, Bakersfield

Cerro Coso Community College

City of Bakersfield

City of Shafter

Grimmway Farms

Kern Schools Federal Credit Union

Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc.

Rabobank

Taft College Foundation

Tejon Indian Tribe

Wells Fargo Bank

Wonderful Real Estate Development