Thursday, February 23, 2017


The County of Solano and Solano Economic Development Corporation will announce details of the new forward-thinking economic development strategy Solano Means Business at 8 am, March 10th at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield.

The focus of Solano Means Business is to grow the economy through the creation of new jobs and the infusion of new investment. On March 10th, experts will share why this strategy, why now, and outline steps on how Solano County can get on the radar screen of those firms looking scale their business in a premier location.   A key component of the presentation focuses on how “shared purpose” and “mission focused” drives economic growth through collaboration.

“The private sector and local government come together — at long last — with a shared vision to attract new employers, retain who we have, create a workforce of the future. For health care, it’s essential to let everyone know advanced medicine is delivered here. Not just for patients, but for the best and brightest who want to come here to live, play and work”. – Steve Huddleston, NorthBay HealthCare
The one hour presentation features a panel of speakers including:

Dr. Robert Eyler – President, Economic Forensics & Analytics

Audrey Taylor – President, Chabin Concepts, Inc.

Mario Giuliani – Acting Deputy City Manager & Economic Development Manager, City of Benicia

Erin Hannigan – Vice-Chairwoman, Supervisor District 1, County of Solano

Topics will include Solano’s economy, business sectors that drive Solano’s $19.65 billon economy, the strategic framework created to achieve Solano’s economic development goals, and perspectives from both the public and private sectors.  Time is scheduled for Q&A.

Attendees can expect to leave with a better understanding of Solano County’s assets, opportunities and a path forward for new jobs and investments as well as ways in which they can become involved. 

Cost to attend the event is $27 for Solano EDC members, $37 for non-members.  Registration is available online or call 707-864-1855 or email


Solano Means Business is an economic development campaign of the County of Solano and Solano Economic Development Corporation. Its purpose is to focus on Solano Means Business and its Business First commitment recognizing the role business plays in driving the local economy.  With strengths of location, industry and workforce, Solano County is the premier location for traded-sector industries looking to scale outside the Bay Area while remaining close.  Value priced industrial space, high employee productivity ranking, a large shared workforce and outstanding local education focused on careers, affordable housing and a healthy environment position Solano County as an outstanding location for work/life balance. Please visit  for more information on the project.