The Downtown Bakersfield Development Corporation was formed on July 1, 2013. The DBDC created a new board of directors and held strategic planning sessions to create their vision, mission and core values.

Mission and Vision

DBDC Mission:

“The DBDC works to inspire community leaders to unite community resources, to explore Bakersfield’s unique role in oil, agriculture and arts, and to develop its Downtown as a pre-eminent California community.”


“The legacy of our community is built through connecting people and business by embracing our culture and our history in the core of our city”