Why You Should Join!

LeachTracy-10-239x300“Organizations hoping to locate in Kern County, as well as those who want to grow their established businesses here, should definitely invest in Kern EDC. All of us benefit from a growing, thriving economy with high quality, available jobs and greater opportunities for everyone!”

-Tracy Leach, Owner of Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc.

Gene Voiland“Kern EDC can be viewed as the place to go to get information on what is happening in Kern County from an economy and regulatory standpoint.  Kern EDC can connect businesses who are looking to enter Kern County with those who are already here.  It is important that the broad business community support Kern EDC, because when a new business opens and provides products, services and jobs; we all benefit.”

-Eugene Voiland, Former President & CEO of Aera Energy LLC


Read “Not An Investor In Kern EDC? WHAT?!” By, Wayne Kress

Kern EDC Members are “in the know”

Kern EDC supporters stay up-to-date on business activities and events which affect our local economy. In addition to newsletters and industry-specific meetings, Kern EDC notifies members about local activities and news through email updates.

Advance notice on business relocations and expansions

Kern EDC staff is continuously working with businesses that are considering relocating to Kern County. As soon as a decision is made to come to Kern, we give advance notice to all members, along with contact information when requested. Likewise, notices are also sent when Kern EDC works with an expanding local business.


From board meetings to State of the County to our Annual Economic and Energy Summits, Kern EDC offers members opportunities to meet other business owners, including those who are relocating to our community.


We recommend our members as resources to any business looking for a product or service. Companies regularly turn to Kern EDC for guidance on which local businesses to choose for their special needs. We are happy to refer our members!

Business-To-Business Marketing Opportunities

Gain access to detailed local business contact lists purchased by Kern EDC (varies by membership level), be promoted on our website and at Kern EDC events.


Become a Member Today!