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Economic Development
Corey Costelloe, Assistant to the City Manager

Tehachapi City Hall
115 S. Robinson St.
Tehachapi, CA  93561

Ph: (661) 822-2200
Fx: (661) 822-8559

7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday - Thursday

In terms of economic development, the department is responsible for the development and implementation of an economic development business plan and marketing strategy with a particular emphasis on diversifying the region's economy. We are here to serve your business needs.

Economic Development Services

Our City may not be large but our offering of services are sizable! The links below helps to promote the varied services the City of Tehachapi provides to both new and existing business owners. Entrepreneurs can learn about everything from our confidential assistance, expedited permitting process and free analysis and technical support; all helping them make better decisions and have a better experience in our community. 

Economic Development Services Guide

Tehachapi has a great story to tell and for business owners, it all starts with demographics. Updated to share the most recent data and graphically improved to reflect our personality - Tehachapi has never looked so good!

Demographics - Retail

Developer & Business Location Maps

Developers and business owners are always in need of tools to evaluate the best available locations. So we've developed a new set of maps highlighting commercial development opportunities and available retail properties. Each detailed map contains traffic counts, zoning and contact information as well as a look at other businesses in the immediate area. We have also included a link to our current commercial vacancy list.

Commercial Development Opportunities

Relocate to Tehachapi

Below are links to help you with your relocation efforts. 

Tehachapi Relocation Packet
Chamber of Commerce Business Directory

Useful Business Development Links

Business & Marketing Plan

Cal State Bakersfield Small Business Development Center

Real Estate Needs

Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors

Funding Needs

Mid State Development Corp.
Bank of the Sierra
Bank of the West
Union Bank 

Permit Needs

Kern County Environmental Health
State Board of equalization
Department of Alcohol Beverage Control

Networking Opportunities

Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council
Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce
Main Street Tehachapi

Advertising Assistance

Tehachapi News
The Loop Newspaper


2017-18 Economic Development Goals

1. Attract, retain and expand business

  1. Engage existing businesses.
  2. Attract desirable retail opportunities that don't exist in Tehachapi. 
  3. Attract non-retail businesses that diversify the economy beyond existing industry clusters. 
  4. Encourage start-up businesses. Increase regional tourism. Invest in community projects that support economic development and quality of life.


2. Communicate the value of economic development to the community

  1. Develop partnerships that enhance economic development. 
  2. Quantify the value of economic development efforts. 
  3. Develop a communication strategy.
  4. Communicate the value of economic development to the community