"The Changing Face of Napa" is more than the title of the newsletter of the City's Economic Development and Redevelopment Departments - it reflects the new thinking about Napa's economy and the future. With the private sector increasingly interested in the burgeoning City of Napa business environment, it's become apparent that the City is joining its Napa Valley neighbors as a premier destination for visitors.

   Since 2002, the entry into the market of Trader Joe's, Talbot's, Pharmaca, Whole Foods and other highly-valued retailers has signaled a significant change in the City's retail base and appeal. The development of a Main Street "restaurant row" has led to an unpredented level of downtown food focus, accompanied by the opening of about 20 new wine bars and tasting rooms. Branded hotels, including the Westin and Ritz-Calton lines, are investing in Napa today.

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Changing Face of Napa newsletter current issue:
Summer 2009

cfofnwslttrapr-may-jun2009.gif The course of events can be traced here in the archive of the "Changing Face of Napa" newsletters.

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 July-August 2008  
 May-June 2008  
 March-April 2008   
 January-February 2008   
 October-November 2007
 August-September 2007
 June-July 2007
 April-May 2007
 February-March 2007
 December 2006-January 2007
 October-November 2006
 August-September 2006
 June-July 2006
 April-May 2006
 February-March 2006  
 December 2005-January 2006

 October-November 2005