The Economy

CERF program provides an update on the Governance Council, opens applications to be placed on ballot

August 30, 2023 / By
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On August 24, Kern County’s Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) Program leaders provided an update on their status with the Governance Council, what that means for the program, and how the public can be involved and have the opportunity to become part of the council. 

Bakersfield apartment to receive over $2 million to preserve affordable units

July 20, 2023 / By

To preserve affordable housing for low-income Californians, Governor Gavin Newsom announced almost $160 million in funding that would be used to keep more affordable for up to 55 years.

Technical assistance and grant program launches for small businesses

June 30, 2023 / By
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The  Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Technical Assistance and Grant Program will be launching on July first to assist small businesses.

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.