The following metrics are designed to provide a measurable look at the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kern County. Key indicators are divided by the four pillars of business ownership and updated as data becomes available.
(per 1,000 Population)
Ranking: 729/3110 Counties
The number of STEM degree graduates (at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate level) per 1,000 individuals from colleges and universities in the county or region.
Source: Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System
Ranking: 6/100 Metros
The annual percentage change in jobs at startup firms-companies less than one year old-in the region.
Score: 76.4 Ranking: 3/60 Large Metros
A comparative analysis across three key metrics: industry diversity, occupational diversity and worker-class diversity.
Standard Startup Rate
Percentage: 6.11% Ranking: 5/395 Metros
The percentage share of employment in firms less than one year old.
Source: Census Bureau and Moody’s Analytics
Ranking: 415/3110 Counties
The proportion of small, high-tech firms in a region relative to the national proportion for high-tech. A value of 1 indicates that the region has a similar number of small firms relative to the nation for each high-tech industry present in the region.
Source: County Business Patterns (U.S. Census Bureau)
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