A highly qualified workforce. Research and manufacturing infrastructure. Nearby academic institutions. Financial incentives. And, most of all, an astounding way of life. The North Bay is the affordable alternative to other Bay Area locations.
Why not have it all?

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BioMarin CEO Awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Jean-Jacques Bienaimé, CEO of San Rafael-based BioMarin Pharmaceutical, is a recipient of the Northern California Region EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 award in the Health and Life Sciences category. BioMarin, which develops and commercializes biopharmaceuticals for rare and serious diseases and medical conditions, is one of the largest employers in Marin County. Of the […]

Degree Holders
54%

The percentage of Marin County residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher

Office Costs
38%

Office space costs 38% less than in San Francisco

Latest stats show North Bay is more affordable

Home Costs
38%

Median home prices cost 38% less than in San Francisco

Life Science Salaries
44%

Salaries in the North Bay are up to 44% less expensive than San Francisco

Women in Business Award for Raptor Pharmaceuticals CEO

Julie Anne Smith, the President, CEO and Director of Novato-based Raptor Pharmaceuticals, was recently recognized by the Marin Business Journal’s 2015 Women In Business Awards. With a staff of 135, Smith describes Raptor as a “a growing biopharma company focused on transforming the treatment landscape for people living with, and affected by, rare diseases.” For […]