Richmond on the Rebound: A Challenged City Catches a Break

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This winter, Richmond snagged a coup, with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory selecting the historic—but long struggling— Northern California city as the preferred site of a vast new campus devoted to bioscience. While many locals say Richmond is already on an upswing, the new Lab should provide an impressive boost of business start-ups and spin-offs to the community’s economy and morale.

This feature by Paul Mindus appeared in the August issue of The Monthly, an East Bay magazine. In April Paul wrote a feature about the promise and problems of West Oakland. Click here to read the Richmond feature.

Paul Mindus is a former journalist with East Coast dailies and Reuters and is part of the business development team at The Saint Consulting Group. Email

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