Kern County’s can-do attitude spurs Tejon projects


By Allan Krauter, Kern Business Journal Kern County supervisors know that development means jobs and economic growth. And since time is money for real estate projects, Kern County planners and building inspection officials want to help developers realize their vision as soon as the law allows. California’s exacting environmental rules make case-bycase processing of proposed projects a non-starter for timely development, according…

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Caterpillar dedicates $50 million distribution center near Grapevine


Jan 12, 2013 (The Bakersfield Californian – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX News Network) — Kern County received what may have been the ideal corporate endorsement Friday as Caterpillar Inc. — no small player in the farms and mining operations of the Central Valley — dedicated a 46-acre, $50 million parts distribution center near the…

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Tejon Ranch helps fuel Bakersfield’s boom

Many signs point to a Bakersfield boom Unlike much of the state, Bakersfield is adding residents and jobs while attracting companies. September 09, 2012|By Ricardo Lopez/Los Angeles Times BAKERSFIELD — This mid-size city has become the surprise star of the Central Valley. The state’s economic recovery has largely been concentrated on the coast, leaving behind…

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Tejon Ranch Commerce Center helps to build Kern County’s reputation

AREA DEVELOPMENT ONLINE, September 2012 A California County That’s Making (Good) News Kern County is developing a reputation for growing high-tech industries such as wind and solar power, aerospace, and distribution/logistics that need highly skilled workers. If you haven’t heard of Kern County, you’re not alone. Located in southern California, it’s always been a rich…

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