The Craft Beverage Boom

Check out the newest video in our "Choose Vallejo" series that explores the craft beverage boom happening in our great city both on the mainland and Mare Island

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Vallejo real estate heats up as last affordable city in Bay Area

CBS profiles Vallejo's white-hot real estate market that has been consistently taking the #1 rank in the nation for the past 18 months. Watch the segment and learn more about the local market and some of the unique qualities of Vallejo like the high-speed commuter ferry to downtown San Francisco

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs California production tax credit extension

Governor Brown just signed the California Production Tax Credit Extension that will continue to drive film and television production in the state and support projects in Vallejo like the upcoming "Bumblebee" Transformers movie and Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. Learn more about our partner, Film Mare Island, that is driving the booming film production scene in Vallejo

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The Dynamic Dave Phinney: A Napa wine legend turns to spirits

Forbes Magazine profiles Dave Phinney and the ambitious plans for his Savage & Cooke Distillery and making Vallejo's Mare Island, "a riveting tourist destination" with wineries, film studios and more

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The League of Chefs branches out yet again with “Provisions”

Congratulations to The League of Chefs and their new venture, "Provisions", in downtown Vallejo. We are excited to see the growing network of entrepreneurs bringing fresh energy to our city and historic downtown. Read more about the culinary entrepreneurs in the Times Herald

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Vacaville, Vallejo: Land of big commercial real estate opportunity

Coverage from the North Bay Business Journal on commercial real estate opportunities in Solano County, including the 157 acre megaproject on North Mare Island that is being spearheaded by The Nimitz Group and will include film studios, wine production and more

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Vallejo market still among the hottest nationally

As the real estate high season moves into full swing, the Vallejo housing market continues to sizzle with the latest data placing it again in the top 5 hottest in the United States

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Piece-by-piece, a factory-made answer for a housing squeeze

More fantastic coverage from the New York Times on Vallejo startup Factory_OS and their mission and innovative approach to tackling the housing crisis

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KB Homes announces the debut of three model homes at Skyline in Vallejo

Excellent coverage from the New York Times on the new KB Homes "Skyline" development project in Vallejo. "Skyline’s location is convenient to Interstates 680 and 780, as well as the San Francisco Bay Ferry, SolTrans and BART connections. Notable area employers include Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Sutter Solano Medical Center, a California Highway Patrol Regional Office and the California Maritime Academy.

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Startup floats first commercial “Data Barge”

Local startup, Nautilus Data Technologies is building "Data Barge" prototypes on Vallejo's Mare Island and is leading the way in ultra-efficient waterborne data centers that achieve higher environmental standards than traditional industry levels

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Savage and Cooke distillery is crafting a range of sprits on Vallejo’s Mare Island

Coverage from The Robb Report on Savage & Cooke and their ambitious development plans for Mare Island

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Solano jobless rate drops below 4%, lowest in 17 years

Jobless rate in Solano County dips below 4% for the first time in 17 years, with Vallejo unemployment rate at 3.9%

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USS Emory S. Land comes to Vallejo

The submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) arrived in Vallejo, Calif., today to a hero’s red, white and blue welcome sponsored by the City of Vallejo. With the crew manning the rails, the ship passed by the Vallejo High School Drum Line as well as several hundred residents of the city who came out to wave, display signs and flags and welcome the ship, the first fully crewed Navy ship to arrive in the city since 1996.

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Business Procurement Expo set for next month

Vallejo will play host to next month's Norcal Procurement Expo & Defense Supply Chain Resource Fair. Join more than 30 government buyers and agencies for workshops, one-on-one meetings and more. From the Daily Republic

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Factory_OS and Lennar host grand opening for building 680

With millions of dollars in contracts secured, and production underway, Factory_OS hosted a fantastic open house on Vallejo's Mare Island last week. Coverage from the Times Herald

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Mare Island could get film studio, winery

The San Francisco Chronicle covers the decision of City Council to move forward on the development process of North Mare Island

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Southern billionaire Gaylon Lawrence tapped for North Mare Island’s development team

Exciting news on the economic development front in Vallejo, from the San Francisco Business Times

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Building an adult playground with distillery “Savage & Cooke”

From the floor of the NY Stock Exchange comes an excellent piece from Cheddar profiling Savage & Cooke and their ambitious plans on Mare Island:

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Solano agency gets $10.8 million for regional transit upgrades

The Solano Transportation Authority was just awarded $11 million to electrify SolTrans buses, make improvements to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal, improve access to the Northern California Megaregion, and more

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Mare Island

Mare Island Dry Dock company gets $16 million Navy contract

Great Coverage from the Daily Republic on the $16 million contract awarded to Mare Island Dry Dock by the United States Navy

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Even the SF Bay Ferries are Crowded These Days

The San Francisco Chronicle covers the emerging shift of commuters from congested highways to water transportation with the SF Bay Ferry system. The Vallejo and Mare Island terminals currently service 1.2 million riders annually and plans are in the works to add even more boats in the near future

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Dry Dock

Mare Island Dry Dock wins $16 million Navy contracto

Mare Island Dry Dock LLC, Vallejo, California, has been awarded a $16,020,433 firm, fixed-price contract for the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) mid-term availability commencing on June 1, 2018.

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Vallejo Zones

Vallejo gets 6 of 21 North Bay redevelopment ‘opportunity zones’ with tax breaks

Part of the federal tax-reform law late last year were the creation of “opportunity zones” where investors could get tax breaks in exchange for chipping in cash toward redevelopment.

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Ferry Terminal

Ferry ridership exploding, especially in Vallejo

The Vallejo Ferry, as part of the Bay Area-wide Water Emergency Transportation Authority system, is doing so well, officials are finding it challenging to keep up, they said. Big plans are underway and more are on the horizon, they said.

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Savage and Cooke

Vallejo’s Mare Island Builds Buzz

Vallejo’s Mare Island is a former naval shipbuilding base that has sat mostly vacant for more than 20 years. But now, the vision to turn it into a vibrant Portland-esque destination with wine, spirits, beer, food, shopping and entertainment is gaining momentum.

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KQED Forum on The Road in Vallejo

In 2008, Vallejo made headlines when it became the second-largest city in the country to declare bankruptcy. At the time, Vallejo was reeling from the foreclosure crisis and still hurting from the 1996 closure of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. In this special broadcast from downtown Vallejo, Forum talks with residents and city officials about how Vallejo is faring 10 years after bankruptcy.

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Factory OS Rick Holliday

Bay Area home developer Rick Holliday discusses the process and decision behind moving to modular homes

After many years of talking about it, developers like Holliday are finally taking major steps to move into modular construction. The nascent industry is poised for rapid growth, but challenges stand in the way.

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Factory OS KTVU

KTVU 2 talks with Factory OS founder, Rick Holliday and his upcoming plans

In a vast, 250,000-squre-foot Mare Island building in Vallejos where the U.S. Navy once built the submarines needed to win World War II, a developer is building affordable, stacked, three- to five- story apartment units, assembled on top of parking structures.

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Touro University

Touro University California Welcomes New Provost

Touro University California, located on Vallejo’s Mare Island, named Vallejo-native Sarah Sweitzer, PhD as the new Provost and Chief Academic Officer.

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VWinery Dave Phinney

Wine Mogul Dave Phinney poised to transform Mare Island with distillery

Wine entrepreneur Dave Phinney, creator of popular wine brands like the Prisoner and Orin Swift, has set up shop in one of Mare Island’s historic buildings for his new distillery, Savage & Cooke.

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Vallejo ranks #1 in Realtor.com’s hottest real estate market in 2017

Each month at realtor.com®, we identify the country's hottest metropolitan markets for real estate—the ones whose homes attract the most listing views and spend the fewest days on market as buyers snap them up. Sometimes we see places dominate the top of the list for months without a break; other times we see quick rises and even quicker falls, as the economic circumstances of key players change.

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Vallejo Ferry

America’s Richest Cities

Vallejo made the list for the America’s Richest Cities. See why.

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Factory OS

Vallejo firm bets on modular housing to meet critical shortage

For decades, developer Rick Holliday has been one of the Bay Area’s most prolific and forward-thinking builders of both market-rate and affordable housing, creating thousands of units from West Oakland and Emeryville to San Francisco’s South of Market and Bayview districts.

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Vallejo vies for Amazon headquarters

Vallejo has upped its game and is preparing to convince Amazon why that city deserves to be the home of the online retail giant’s second headquarters. Amazon announced Sept. 7 it plans to open another headquarters in North America and it is soliciting pitches from cities and states for what it calls HQ2. The online retailer said it expects to invest more than $5 billion in construction and create as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs for the lucky winner.

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California Academy Maritim

Business in Focus Magazine looks into the history and opportunity for businesses in Vallejo

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Mare Island KTVU

KTVU 2’s Bay Area People explores the history, progress and development on Mare Island

Tour of Mare Island and developments in clean up, infrastructure, business and residential.

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Vallejo Fiber

Vallejo, Inyo Networks ink broadband-lease deal of city’s fiber optics

The city of Vallejo announced a deal Wednesday with Inyo Networks Inc. to market Internet services over the city-owned fiber-optic network by this summer.

The deal, the city stated, will use its network, now is used to communicate among city departments. Vallejo stated it has no debt connected with the network, and it can be put into place without significant capital investments.

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