Economic Development Library and Resources

Key Documents and Resources

2019 City of Napa Economic Development Action Strategy: This report was prepared by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute and commissioned by the City of Napa Economic Development Division. The document provides data-driven analysis that can guide the Economic Development Division’s future activities. It will also feed into the update of the City’s General Plan.  

2018 Urban Land Institute Oxbow District ReportULI Technical Panel on the Oxbow Placemaking recommendations

Public Art Master Plan: The purpose of this Public Art Master Plan (“Master Plan”) is to identify potential artwork sites and establish criteria for selecting sites and public art projects consistent with the underlying Public Art Ordinance.                                    

Napa Valley Visitor Industry 2018 Economic Impact ReportThe economic analysis presented in this study is the output of a year-long research project conducted by Destination Analysts on behalf of Visit Napa Valley. During 2018, Destination Analysts conducted several studies designed to both develop a comprehensive visitor profile and estimate the economic impact of the visitor industry on Napa Valley. 

Economy at a Glance - US Bureau of Labor Statistics:  This site contains employment data per sector and the current unemployment rate.

Napa Valley Transportation Authority Countywide Plan Vision 2040: A Countywide plan is an elaborate vision of how the county will be like in the year 2040. The Countywide plan focuses on transportation resources in the County of Napa and how it can be improved to match the vision goal in the year 2040.

The City of Napa 2012 Sustainability PlanThis report funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program.                                    

Key Planning Documents   

Downtown Specific Plan: The City Council adopted The Downtown Specific Plan in 2012. The specific plan provides the guiding framework for realizing the vision of a vibrant, healthy, and balanced pedestrian-oriented city center.                        

City of Napa General PlanThe City Council adopted a comprehensive update of the General Plan in 1998. The General Plan formalizes a long-term vision for the physical evolution of Napa and outlines policies, standards, and programs to guide day-to-day decisions concerning Napa’s development through the year 2020. See link below for the 2040 General Plan Update. 

2040 City of Napa General Plan Update: This website will serve as your one-stop shop for information about the General Plan Update for The City of Napa. This site provides up-to-date information, including a description and schedule of the project, resources, public participation and input opportunities, FAQs, and contact information.

Heritage Napa: Between 2008 and 2010, the Heritage Napa program conducted studies of Napa’s historic resources. The goal of the program was to provide recommendations for future historic survey work, create an updated rating system that will integrate with state-wide rating systems, and to produce a survey manual to standardize and guide future survey work.

Planning Division Resource Library: See this page for additional planning resources such as design guides for specific corridors in the City and master plans for key site development areas.