Tag Archives: economic development

Cultivating Innovation in Kern County: Insights from Chief Economic Development Officer Jim Damian

Jim Damian discussing economic development strategies for Kern County, CA.

In this insightful interview, Jim Damian, Kern County’s Chief Economic Development Officer, discusses the strategies and philosophies that make Kern County a thriving hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Discover how Kern leverages its unique geology, geography, and community spirit to foster economic growth and innovation.

Navigating California’s Electric Vehicle Evolution with Gia Brazil Vacin

Gia Brazil Vacin discussing California's electric vehicle initiatives

Join us in an enlightening conversation with Gia Brazil Vacin, Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Market Development at California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Discover California’s roadmap to a sustainable transportation future, innovative public-private partnerships, and the state’s leadership in the global clean energy transition.

Advancing Economic Development in California’s Central Valley with Julie Herd of Go-Biz

Les Mood interviewing Julie Herd in Fresno, California on the Destination for Innovation

Join Julie Herd, Business Development Specialist at GO-Biz, in a conversation about economic development and innovation. From her roots in agriculture to her pivotal role in fostering business growth in California, Julie shares insights on the importance of community involvement and strategic communication. Discover how her approach is shaping a more sustainable and economically robust California.

Harnessing the Power of Community: A Vision for Sustainable Living in Bakersfield with City Manager Christian Clegg

A vibrant cityscape of Bakersfield showcasing the intertwining of urban structures and natural beauty, symbolizing the city's potential for sustainable and inclusive growth under the leadership of City Manager Christian Clegg.

In this insightful conversation with Christian Clegg, the City Manager of Bakersfield, we explore the critical themes of sustainable living, community involvement, and economic diversification. Christian emphasizes the significant role of communal and individual efforts in creating a city that is clean, inclusive, and a symbol of the realizable American Dream, discussing the transformation of energy sectors and the importance of engaging dialogues for shaping a future that is equitable, diverse, and sustainable.