• News for Economic

    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District announced today that it has received the green light from the Federal Railroad Administration to begin full passenger train service. Service will begin on August 25. “We are proud to say that we are ready to roll,” said SMART Board of Directors Chairwoman Debora Fudge. “This is the result of years of hard work from SMART’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Green, Chamber, Economic , Press Release
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    BioMarin officially opened a new gene therapy manufacturing plant in Novato on Monday, August 7. The ribbon-cutting celebration was attended by over 200 guests, including many community leaders from around Marin County. The plant, located at 35 Leveroni Court in Bel Marin Keys, is one of the first and largest gene therapy manufacturing facilities in the world. This facility will be home to the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Economic , Press Release
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    The Santa Rosa Based Business Will Now Be a Part of Fishman’s Office Division Santa Rosa, CA, June 23, 2017– Fishman Supply, based in Petaluma, CA, has entered into an agreement to purchase Curry’s Discount Inc. of Santa Rosa. Fishman Supply will take over operations beginning July 1 st . All five of Curry’s employees will be offered positions within Fishman Supply and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Wednesday, June 08, 2016
    County Supervisor, District 2: Katie Rice County Supervisor, District 3: Kate Sears County Supervisor, District 4: Runoff between Chamber Endorsed Candidate Dominic Grossi and Candidate Dennis Rodoni ​ Measure B passed Measure D passed Congratulations to Assemblymember Marc Levine and Congressman Jared Huffman.
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Economic , Education, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    The Chamber has a strong and long policy of supporting programs and legislation to improve educational services, modernization of educational facilities and programs that create a qualified and capable workforce. The Chamber leadership believes that the bond measure is needed to upgrade the facilities in order to meet the growing demands of 21st century job training in technology, computers and ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Economic , Education, Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 16, 2016
    We met in February with Marin Municipal Water District and key community members regarding possible solutions to allocations and entitlements. The idea of a Cap & Trade program was introduced, which could lead to more efficient allocations and more favorable rates, especially in times of conservation. Monthly automatic meter reads were introduced as a possible means to help identify leaks and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Economic
    Tuesday, January 05, 2016
    Chamber President and CEO, Joanne Webster testified at the City Council Meeting, Monday, January 4th encouraging council members to amend the zoning code to allow for Junior Second Units. She encouraged Mayor Phillips and Council members to pass the new zoning code without restrictions including a lot size minimum and parking requirements previosly recommended by the Planning Commission. After ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Economic

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