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Economic Development Strategy
In 2004, San Francisco voters passed Proposition I which called on the City to develop a long-term Economic Development Plan for the City and update it regularly. The first strategy was released in 2007. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) in partnership with the Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) are updating San Francisco's Economic Strategy in 2012.

The Economic Strategy is the foundational document for how the City views and wants to shape San Francisco's economy. OEA completed the first phase of the Economic Strategy in Spring 2012, taking an in-depth analytical review of San Francisco's economic indicators including employment growth, industry sector trends, and population demographics. A copy of the Phase I findings are available under documents.

Also supporting the Economic Strategy is the Business Barriers Survey. The survey, conducted by phone and online, asks San Francisco business owners to identify barriers to starting and growing businesses in San Francisco. Findings from the survey will be used to inform the strategies final results.

The first phase of the findings for the Economic Strategy were presented at a Land Use Committee meeting in May of 2012.  You can watch that presentation by clicking here and selecting the third item under the index

For questions regarding the Economic Strategy, please email oewd@sfgov.org.


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