Kern Energy Week 2022

JOBS

The Oil &amp Gas Industry supports more than 25,000 high wage jobs in our community

COMMUNITY

Oil and gas production accounts for more than $4 billion in income in Kern County families each year. This is nearly twice the annual budget fo the entire county

FISCAL IMPACT

The industry contributes nearly $197 million dollars in annual Kern County property taxes

EDUCATION

$197M represents 30% of all property taxes paid and support our local schools, roads, and public safety

Kern County’s Energy Providers

Peter
Ashton

Aera Energy

Marisol
Ramirez

Berry Petroleum

Rob
Morgan

C&J Well Services

Shawn
Kerns

California
Resources Corp.

Ray
Miller

Energy Link

Richard
Chapman

Kern Economic
Development Corp.

Jennifer
Haley

Kern Oil
& Refining

Deanna L.
Blaise

Valley Strong

Kern Ag Week 2022

Sunridge Nurseries - Kern Ag Week
Tasteful Selections - Kern Ag Week
Bolthouse Farms - Kern Ag Week

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Top 10 Reasons to Do Business in Kern County
Provided by the Kern Economic Development Corporation

Location, Location, Location!

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

Fastest Growing Millennial Population

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

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Economy

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.

#4 Region for Stem Jobs

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.

#5 Metro in U.S. for Upward Mobility

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.

#9 Engineering Jobs Per Capita in U.S.

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.

Bakersfield No. 1 for Housing Affordability in California

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

#4 Most Industrial Variety

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.

#3 in Nation for Millennial Home Ownership

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%.

#2 Most Affordable City for Retirees

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.

Did
You
Know
How much of a $100 purchase stays in our community?
$48
Locally Owned
Independent
$14
In-Town
Chain Store
$1
Online
Store