The Economy

Delano hopes to be the first city in the Central Valley to pass rent control

February 16, 2023 / By
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Renters in Delano are facing many challenges as the rent price keeps going up and the city of Delano is hoping that a rent control ordinance is passed so that they can be the first city in the Central Valley to pass rent control.

Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference prioritizes economic equity and mentorship

December 16, 2022 / By
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The Bakersfield Women’s conference is focused on equity and sisterhood as they prepare for their 2023 conference.

Will unemployment rates continue to rise in November despite record job growth?

November 28, 2022 / By

California saw a historic spike in job creation allowing the governor’s office to report a restorative number of jobs available since the pandemic began.

President Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law

August 23, 2022 / By
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On August 16, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law which will lower costs for families, combat the climate crisis, reduce the deficit, and finally ask the largest corporations to pay their fair share.

Mojave Inland Port will bring thousands of jobs to Kern County

August 22, 2022 / By

The Mojave Inland Port will create 3,000 new jobs in Kern County with almost $230 million in labor income.

Board of Supervisors propose 1% sales tax for unincorporated areas of Kern

June 30, 2022 / By
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During Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the board discussed a measure that will appear on the November 2022 ballot to bring more funding into the unincorporated areas of Kern.