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By Corey Costelloe
Assistant to the City Manager 

Highlighting the success within the economic landscape of our community

Economic Development Update


May 11, 2019

Corey Costelloe

Walmart begins hiring process for Tehachapi store

Tehachapi store manager Amy Garcia has announced that the Tehachapi Walmart is accepting applications for 200-250 positions that will work in the new location when it opens in August. Positions vary between full and part-time.

Neighborhood Improvement Project featured at Senior Seminar

The City of Tehachapi joined several community partners in presenting valuable information about programs and other resources available locally for senior citizens. At the event hosted at Mountain Bible Church, the City of Tehachapi presented the Tehachapi Neighborhood Improvement Program. Other presenters included Farmer's Insurance, Wood Family Funeral Service and the Tehachapi Heritage League.

KEDC Board of Directors meet in Tehachapi

The City of Tehachapi had the chance to showcase the new Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Hospital as the Kern Economic Development Corporation hosted their quarterly Board of Directors meeting in the facility. There were updates on KEDC activities, initiatives, projects and the strategic plan for the organization that represents Kern County communities and assists with economic development.

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Tehachapi shines in Amazon's "Bosch"

The Tehachapi Police Department was part of a storyline in season five of the Amazon Prime Original Series "Bosch." The detective-drama, based in Hollywood, featured the Tehachapi Police Department in episodes seven and eight. The department was featured in the opening of episode eight, which was filmed in front of the Tehachapi Police Station on C Street and included a police vehicle driving through the frame.

The Loop Digital Network

Tehachapi continues to attract film crews from a variety of productions due to our proximity to Hollywood, scenic settings and the availability of film permits. A production titled, "The Dark Road" is currently seeking approval to film scenes in Downtown Tehachapi on Green Street.

Film crews visiting Tehachapi bring additional revenue for local businesses specifically the hotel, grocery and restaurant industries.

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