Welcome to Bakersfield – a dynamic and diverse community with rich assets in agriculture, energy, medicine, arts, culture, education and professional services.

Graced with a wealth of natural wonderlands and recreational playgrounds and offering a wide array of entertainment, shopping and dining experiences, the Heart of the Golden Empire is a strategic California crossroads, attracting a substantial tourism market annually.

Ranked 9th in the top 30 mid-size cities to do business in by Inc. Magazine, Bakersfield
offers a wide range of opportunities for visitors, new residents and businesses looking to relocate or expand.

Redevelopment projects, thriving commercial districts and cultural institutions abound throughout the city, which continues to evolve and advance to ensure an exceptional quality of life while building for the future.

With its unique, quirky sophistication, proximity and mobility, and natural abundance and prosperity, Bakersfield reflects the generous spirit of its founding father, continuing its legacy of hospitality, friendliness and service.

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