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Economic Development

Business & Economic Development

The Planning & Community Development Department works with the City administrators to attract out-of-area businesses to Taft, as well as encouraging successful operation of and/or expansion of local businesses.  An essential focus of the business and economic development function is to promote the creation of new jobs.

Business Retention

The vitality of local businesses is important and the Planning & Community Development Department collaborates with the City administrators to address local business concerns and needs to help keep local businesses in Taft and encourages business expansion.


Through selective marketing mediums, the City of Taft promotes Taft as a premier location for any business looking to relocate or expand. The City has created a list of available sites, to access detailed information click on the OppSites link below.


    Craig Jones

    City Manager

    209 E. Kern St. 
    Taft, CA 93268

    Phone: (661) 763-1222 Ext. 11
    Fax:  (661) 765-2480

    8:00 a.m. to 5:00

    City of Taft
    209 E. Kern St Taft, CA 93268
    Phone: (661) 763-1222  |   Fax: (661) 765-2480
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