A common agenda for enduring regional prosperity

B3K Prosperity is a public-private collaborative effort to develop a roadmap and investment plan for economic growth and inclusion in Kern County.

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B3K Prosperity’s success is directly tied to broad community engagement and support, and we welcome insights and perspectives about our region’s future. Opportunities may include participating on a B3K committee, joining a subject matter Working Group or simply offering input through a B3K survey or outreach activity.



B3K Prosperity is an effort designed to engage partners that are representative of the Kern County’s communities, existing and emerging industries, local governments, and education and workforce development systems. From the Core Team to the Steering Committee and beyond, B3K Prosperity is a collaborative effort that encourages public and private leaders, along with diverse community stakeholders, to consider regional prosperity.



B3K Prosperity will produce an evidence-based market assessment, an action-oriented roadmap with goals and tactics, and an operational and investment plan. Along the way, preliminary analyses and findings will be available for review.

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B3K Prosperity Newsletter (Nov. 2020)

A Better Bakersfield & Boundless Kern , otherwise known as B3K Prosperity, is a public-private collaboration to develop a roadmap and investment plan for economic growth and inclusion in Kern County.Building on a rich history of economic development efforts, B3K Prosperity connects and coordinates existing activity for shared problem-solving and a vision for the future.


B3K Prosperity Inventory: Request for Submissions of Promising Programs and Interventions

B3K is a collaboration among business, government, and civic leaders to jointly create and deliver a shared economic growth and opportunity strategy and investment plan for the Bakersfield-Kern region. B3K aligns diverse efforts to maximize impact in advancing a common agenda for regional prosperity, with quality job creation that is both enduring and accessible to…


THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN 10/04/20: Community Voices: Local government is the leading edge of economic development

If there’s one thing recent headlines have reinforced, it is that the Bakersfield-Kern region must move quickly and decisively to diversify and grow our economy. Our people, our prosperity and, as local government, our ability to provide vital services for our residents depend on this.