Business continues to grow in various industries in Tehachapi. The city’s location makes it a prime location due to its close proximity to aviation and space-related industries in Antelope Valley; the ever-growing local agribusiness operations which produce wines, grass-fed beef and produce; the Tehachapi Mountain Range, which is one of the world’s largest producers of wind-generated electricity; and the California Correctional Institution, a state prison that continues to provide economic stability.

If you are interested in throwing your hat into the booming Tehachapi business ring, contact one of the following resources.

CITY OF TEHACHAPI

Tehachapi City Hall can assist you with any information you need or any questions you may have about starting a business in the city. The office is open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

115 S. Robinson St.

Tehachapi, CA 93561

661-822-2200

liveuptehachapi.com

GREATER TEHACHAPI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The purpose of the Chamber of Commerce is to advance the prosperity of its members through community leadership, opportunities and advocacy. The office hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 1 to 2 p.m.)

209 E. Tehachapi Blvd.

Tehachapi, CA 93561

661-822-4180

chamber@tehachapi.com

tehachapi.com

GREATER TEHACHAPI ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

The council enhances the quality of life in the greater Tehachapi area by attracting, retaining and supporting business. They meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Slice of Life Enrichment School. They also meet the third Thursday of every month at the Tehachapi Police Department for their Tourism Commission meetings.

info@tehachapiedc.com

tehachapiedc.com

KERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

They provide information about assistance available to all businesses in Kern County. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2700 M St., Suite 200

Bakersfield, CA 93301

661-862-5150

kedc.com

EAST KERN ECONOMIC ALLIANCE

The alliance was formed by a group of local officials, community leaders and business-minded individuals with a desire to promote economic development in eastern Kern County, which includes Tehachapi.

Information can be obtained through the Kern Economic Development Corp.

KERN COUNTY BOARD OF TRADE

The board is responsible for promoting and marketing Kern County. It is the county’s official tourism bureau and promotes Kern County as one of California’s premier retirement destinations. It also serves as the Kern County Film Commission, which provides permits and services for film, television and commercial production and markets the county as a location for filming.

1115 Truxtun Ave. (5th floor)

Bakersfield, CA 93301

661-868-5376

kerninfo@kerncounty.com

visitkern.com

GREATER ANTELOPE VALLEY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE

Tehachapi is recognized by the Alliance as an important part of the economy of northern Los Angeles County, eastern Kern County and GAVEA.

3041 West Ave. K - SCT, room 125

Lancaster, CA 93536

661-722-6566

info@socalleadingedge.org

socalleadingedge.org