Accessibility of Raw Materials

Oil and agriculture are the primary raw materials available within the southern San Joaquin Valley. The abundance of oil reserves in Kern County, the presence of major oil companies, and the large, well established oil service industry combine to make Kern County a natural choice for those businesses which make use of petroleum resources.

The ability of Kern County growers to farm a large volume of many different types of fruits and vegetables throughout the majority of the year attracts businesses which depend on consistent supplies of agricultural resources.