Stories on how the communities will be recovering in the weeks, months and years after the massive October 2017 wildfires.
A year after its billion-dollar acquisition and about a decade after its Marin County founding, the online hub for job seekers and recruiters has secured a large San Francisco office, where it plans to hire hundreds.
North Bay Business Journal's Building the North Bay Conference in Santa Rosa will feature key players in the Santa Rosa rebuild as well as longtime experts in downtown and transit-oriented development as well as transportation projects.
Efforts to get more housing built at all price points to fill a 30,000-unit need are picking up momentum, says Santa Rosa Metro Chamber CEO Peter Rumble. He reveals the needs, challenges and potential solutions in this in-depth interview.
A chief champion for improvements to major commute corridors for Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties, Suzanne Smith of Sonoma County Transportation Authority updates us on projects for highways 101 and 37.
"In the area of land use and housing, in general, there is an excess of talk and a deficit of productive action," says Hugh Futrell, who is building health care, hotel and housing projects in Santa Rosa. He unpacks some of the challenges facing construction.
"When we first launched the rebuild, we had quite a bit of interest; we had quite a few folks signing up. That has somewhat tapered off now." John Allen of APM Homes provides an in-depth look at the massive Santa Rosa effort.
"When we first got here, we figured we would use local contractors, but they all jacked up their prices," says Solano-based Silvermark Construction Services, one of the largest players in the Santa Rosa wildfire recovery.