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.
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BioMarin Board Adds Two New Directors

North Bay pharmaceutical company BioMarin has announced two new additions to its Board of Directors. Willard Dere, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and former Senior Vice President in Research and Development at Amgen and Kathryn E. Falberg, former Chief Financial Officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Amgen. BioMarin […]

Degree Holders
54%

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

Office Costs
33%

Office space costs 33% less than in San Francisco

Latest stats show North Bay is more affordable

Home Costs
40%

Median home prices cost 40% less than in San Francisco

Life Science Salaries
44%

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

BioMarin Exploring More North Bay Growth

According to a report in the Marin Independent Journal, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. is exploring a significant expansion of its Novato campus to accommodate R&D operations with increased warehouse and manufacturing space. The company is said to be in talks with Novato officials about special zoning designed to accommodate their potential development. Debra Charlesworth, a BioMarin […]

Discover the North Bay

What makes the North Bay the perfect location for life science success? Meet Chris Stewart and Robert Eyler from the North Bay Life Science Alliance, and discover our region’s growing cluster of biotech success. Watch the video to find out more.