Kern EDC E-Newsletter                                          June 22, 2020
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Project
Reaches New Milestone
The Bakersfield Californian
The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has finished the draft environmental impact statement for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The completion represents a significant step forward for the $600 million project that would create 2,000 jobs.
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Bakersfield a Top Relocation Destination for
LA Residents
The Real Deal
In the first five months of 2020, Bakersfield was the second-leading destination for outbound L.A. residents, behind only San Diego. 

Companies across the state are allowing employees to permanently work from home, meaning they don’t have to limit their home searches to high-priced job centers like the Silicon Valley and L.A.
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Houchin Expands Its Operations to Santa Clarita
On June 17, Houchin Community Blood Bank announced its expansion to Santa Clarita, where it will operate the West Coast Blood Center of Santa Clarita.

The newly-established center will leverage the organization's expertise in operations and community engagement to serve new regions beyond Kern County so that more people can give blood, platelets and plasma to save lives in their communities.
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Kern EDC Board of Directors Meeting
June 25
Zoom Meeting
Please join us on Thursday, June 25 for Kern EDC's quarterly Board meeting on Zoom. The meeting will take place at 9:00 a.m. For any questions or to R.S.V.P. and receive call-in details, please email Sophia Gligorevic at
2020-2021 Market Overview Ad Space Now Available!
Ad Space Available until July 6
Reserve your ad space today for the 2020-2021 Kern County Market Overview & Member Directory!  The Kern County Market Overview is an annual publication prepared by Kern EDC to showcase the county’s industries, business climate, demographics, quality of life and more!  It is vital to our community’s continued success and plays a major role in our marketing strategy as we work to make Kern County a top business competitor in the state and around the nation.

This full-color magazine and member directory provides local and regional contact information for companies, in addition to the many advantages of conducting business right here in Kern County!  The Market Overview is uploaded to our website to provide easy access and quick-sharing abilities for members. Please note: Ad spots will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Email Sophia Gligoervic at with any questions on ad space or Kern EDC Membership
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Kern EDC is a membership based private non-profit.

For more information on how to better our community and join Kern EDC, please visit our website HERE. 
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