Open Generous Spirit
From its very beginning, Bakersfield has been a place that extends hospitality and offers sanctuary. Colonel Baker, for whom the city was named, freely offered the produce of his fields to feed the livestock and weary travelers passing through the area. His generosity and legacy continue today with abundant agriculture and the warm welcome extended by the community.
The ethnic diversity reflected in the community and its leadership means there are no barriers to success for people from all walks of life, and opportunities abound for establishing a business in the area.