Survey assesses Sonoma County fires’ business impact
What was the impact of the October wildfires on your business?
The Sonoma County Economic Development Board has been working on a countywide economic plan called Strategic Sonoma. It has also begun to work on a short-term economic recovery plan related to the October fires.
As part of the plan-making, the board is conducting a survey to assess the impact of the fire on the area business community. The deadline for responses is Jan. 16.
The Strategic Sonoma initiative began in June and is scheduled for completion in February. Project partners are the board, Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma County Workforce Development Board. The effort’s 30-member stakeholder group is chaired by Pam Chanter of Vantreo Insurance, and Brett Martinez, CEO of Redwood Credit Union.
The economic and recovery plans are being created with guidance from Avalanche Consulting.