Economic Development

The City of Ridgecrest is located at the base of the the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the Mojave Desert and it is just 150 miles North of Los Angeles. The China Lake Naval Weapons Station is located just along the Northern boarder of city limits and serves as home to an ever-expanding workforce supporting the Navy.

Surrounded on all sides by majestic mountains and located in the high desert, Ridgecrest boasts lots of sunshine and wind, making it one of the country’s natural energy centers. With mountains for climbing, deserts for hiking and plenty of outdoor vehicle trails, Ridgecrest is more than simply a great place to live; it is a sporting paradise! The city’s top-rated schools, clean air and quality of life make Ridgecrest an ideal location for families and the companies they work for.

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Economic Development Goals

To act as an advocate to all businesses in the Ridgecrest community, the Economic Development Department has set the following goals: 

  • Work with businesses to bring them to the community
  • Retain the businesses currently operating within the City
  • Be a resource for businesses in order to foster prosperity
  • Have an accessible source to grow with businesses
  • Create an understanding with the community on the importance of Economic Development
  1. Megan McKenzie

    Economic Development Analyst