April / May 2014

Kern Business Journal is a bi-monthly publication of the The Bakersfield Californian's Specialty Publications Division, with the assistance of the County of Kern, Kern Economic Development Corp. (KEDC) and the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. The journal showcases business and industry developments across Kern County. Everything from Bakersfield to Boron is covered!

Approximately 15,000 copies are mailed and distributed in selected newspaper racks. The journal’s target audience includes business owners and managers, investors, economic development advocates, and local, state and federal government officials.

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Featured Articles


With funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Kern County Superintendent of Schools gives out-of-school young adults work experience while they earn their diplomas.

Expanding Reach

Community colleges, such as Bakersfield College, may be able to award bachelor’s degrees. Nursing is a likely field in which expand an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.

Science, Engineering

Through grants and support from the local business community, California State University, Bakersfield, has expanded its programs and degrees in science and engineering.

Back to School

Grimmway Farms’ Grimm Family Education Foundation, and Roll Global, the parent company of Paramount Agricultural Cos., had opened charter schools in Arvin and Delano.

Tourism Booming

An increasing number of visitors to Kern County’s tourist attractions are filling Bakersfield’s hotels and causing a boom in the local hospitality industry.

Kern Steel

A Bakersfield steel fabrication company is playing a major role in the manufacturing of the sophisticated F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter.