The Kern County Economic Development Corporation is trying to show the maker of Sriracha that Bakersfield and the surrounding area would be a great location.
The company has been considering a move since its current city of Irwindale passed a public nuisance resolution due to the Sriracha factory's strong smell. But it needs to be based within a two-hour drive of where the peppers are grown, which is in Ventura County right now. About 600 acres of peppers are also grown in Kern County.
The company sold $60 million worth of Sriracha last year and would bring dozens of jobs and growth to Bakersfield.