Special Coverage: Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference 2018

Long-term fire impact on North Bay economy will be minimal, expert forecasts

Labor and housing continue to be challenges for the economies of Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Marin, Mendocino and Lake counties, says go-to local economist Robert Eyler of Sonoma State University on Friday.

‘Fortunate to be diversified,’ says owner of Santa Rosa restaurant burned in the fires

One of its Santa Rosa Mountain Mike’s Pizza joints went up during the October firestorm, but Chandi Restaurant Group continues to expand in the North Bay, including a hotel planned for the burn site.

Paradise regained: Santa Rosa winery plans postfire rebuild

“Right now, the focus is on just rebuilding the tasting room and hospitality center,” said a co-owner of Paradise Ridge Winery, which was destroyed in the October wildfires. “We’re not sure what will happen with the winemaking building.”

Meet a champion for recovery of North Bay homes, jobs, community after the fires

Jennifer Gray Thompson talks about Rebuild Northbay Foundation’s role as “third responder” to help guide the region’s bounceback years after the October wildfires.

Ill-planned recovery could sicken ‘good’ North Bay economy, expert warns

The North Bay appears to be skirting recession, but a financial crisis may be coming unless local government and private entities can table politics and effectively plan recovery from the October wildfires, says a noted local economist set to speak in Sonoma County on Friday.

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