Economic Development Partners
Kern EDC’s Mission is to stimulate a diversified and strong economic climate in Kern County, through recruitment of new business opportunities and assistance in the retention and expansion of existing businesses.
Kern EDC was established in 1988 as a public private partnership in response to a lagging economy caused by a precipitous drop in oil and agricultural products. Forward-thinking community leaders came together to create a sustainable vehicle that would help to ensure regional economic stability. Kern EDC was founded in order to enhance the County’s quality of life and offer new employment opportunities to residents. The public-private coalition was given the critical role of promoting the diversification of the community’s economic base.
IWV EDC is a Community and Economic Development Corporation; a California non-profit corporation dedicated to creating prosperity in the Indian Wells Valley. The corporation defines prosperity as twofold: high quality of life and a dynamic economy. IWV EDC represents all communities in the Indian Wells Valley and thrives on public participation. Anyone with like interests is invited to be a member and to participate in any of the working groups.
The Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce is an alliance of business leaders which are the voice of advocacy, providing benefits and services to its members, while creating a strong local economy and promoting the community.
The Ridgecrest Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) has a community of contributors to help guide visitors to the region’s greatest destinations. Plan your Ridgecrest adventure including attractions, hotels, activities, and dining by using tools and directory available on our site.