Like so much about Tehachapi, location is what makes the area’s economy unique.
Where else do specialty agriculture and tourism mix with aerospace, incarceration, manufacturing and renewable energy in what remains a thriving business community?
The region’s topography, geography and climate combine in different ways to provide benefits not found anywhere else. They form the economic foundation for many professionals and business people living in and around Tehachapi.
One of the most obvious examples is the area’s wind power industry. Visitors to the area quickly notice the towering investments that energy companies and utilities have made in mountain wind turbines that together produce enough power to support an estimated