Local Economic Development Resources

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Better Bakersfield & Boundless Kern (B3K)
B3K is a public-private collaborative effort to develop a roadmap and investment plan for economic growth and inclusion in Kern County.

Chambers of Commerce
Chambers of Commerce are organizations that seek to promote economic and business development of their members and regions by providing business networking opportunities and resources.

Kern Economic Development Corporation
Kern Economic Development Corporation promotes the region of Kern 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.

Kern Initiative for Talent and Entrepreneurship (KITE)
The Kern Initiative for Talent and Entrepreneurship provides guidance and resources to Kern County entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business.

CSUB – Small Business Development Center
The CSU Bakersfield Small Business Development Center (SBDC) promotes the development, growth and success of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties.

America's Job Center of California
America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) is your one-stop shop for workforce services, providing a comprehensive range of no-cost employment and training services for employers and job seekers.

Kern County Employers' Training Resource
Kern County Department that provides professional employment services for employers and jobseekers.

SCORE – Counselors to America's Small Business
A resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration aiding in the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

American Business Credit
American Business Credit provides information regarding the different financing options available to small businesses, including the benefits of each option.