The City of Napa: The City of Napa is the hub of economic activity for Napa County, one of the most desirable places to live in the Bay Area and the center of one of the most-visited hospitality destinations in the United States. To spur economic growth and improve the quality of life for our residents, The City of Napa’s Economic Development Division is building on Napa’s exciting fortes as a successful tourism center, a hub of retail, healthcare, and production-oriented industries. We are thrilled to be working with two leading developers and consultants to advance our artist, maker, and manufacturing community.
PlaceMade: The Bay Area's leading non-profit real estate consultancy and developer for affordable and functional industrial space. PlaceMade, together with its parent non-profit organization SFMade, Inc, brings more than a decade of experience helping manufacturers start, stay, and grow in the Bay Area. Together, PlaceMade and SFMade advance shared prosperity in cities across the region by helping them build thriving local manufacturing ecosystems that sustain living-wage jobs for diverse local residents.
Artspace: A national nonprofit developer and consultant with a mission to "Creative, Foster and Preserve Affordable and Sustainable space for Artists and Arts Organizations". It uses the tools of real estate development to create self-sustaining, long-term affordable living and working spaces for the individuals, businesses and organizations that make up a region’s creative sector. Artspace Consulting has advised over 300 communities on their space developments. Artspace Projects Inc. has supported artist-led community transformation, representing a nearly $750 million investment in America’s creative-sector infrastructure.
Napa City Makes Advisory Team: City staff and a volunteer group of community stakeholders lending their time and expertise to the effort.
Jerry Curiel, Vice President at Morenita Foods
Chris DeNatale, Executive Director, Napa Valley Arts Council
Olivia Dodd, Entertainment and Arts Consultant; former Executive Director of Napa Valley Arts Council
Suzy Ekman, Founder & CEO Makers Market
John Hannaford, Artist/Musician; Chair City of Napa Public Art Steering Committee
Gordon Heuther, Artist; City of Napa Planning Commissioner
Michael Holcomb, Owner, Holcomb Brokers
Bill Kampton, Senior Vice President, Colliers International
Preston O'Connell; Harvest Properties, Inc., Real Estate Developer
Wayne O'Connell, President O'Connell Family Wine
Vin Smith, City of Napa Community Development Director
Bruce Wilson, Executive Director, Workforce Alliance of the North Bay