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By Key Budge
Community Engagement Specialist 

Kern County Economic Summit

City of Tehachapi


Pictured from left to right (front row), Claudia White, Susan Wiggins, Ed Grimes, Michelle Vance, Lydia Chaney, and from left to right (back row), Kaleb Judy, Jim Arnold, Bruce Hamlin, Pat Young, Greg Garrett, and Jay Thompson.

Civic and business leaders from the greater Tehachapi area were in attendance at the Seventeenth Annual Kern County Economic Summit that was held in Bakersfield on Wed., Mar. 15.

Eastern Kern County was one topic of discussion and the availability and recruitment of a qualified work force. The half day conference featured speakers representing CSUB, Edwards Air Force Base, NAWS China Lake, and Rio Tinto (Borax) among others.

Mayor Ed Grimes, Mayor Pro-tem Susan Wiggins, City Manager Greg Garrett, Economic Development Coordinator Michelle Vance represented the city, along with several local business owners including Adventist Health and Kaiser who were event sponsors.


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