Global Business Hub

Global Business HubThriving Business Hub Fosters Local Innovation


With an enviable waterfront location halfway between London and Tokyo, San Francisco has long been at the center of global business. Supported by access to the largest venture capital investment community in the United States, world-class business services and the most educated, diverse workforce of any major city, San Francisco’s vibrant economy supports a number of thriving sectors. From enterprising start-ups to established leaders, San Francisco is a worldwide hub for cutting-edge businesses in the biotech, high tech/digital media, clean technology, financial services, international business, professional services, hospitality and retail industries.

And it didn’t happen overnight. Throughout history, San Francisco has been at the heart of a region that has conceived and nurtured entire industries—many led by companies still headquartered here today. San Francisco has also welcomed tens of thousands of smaller businesses. These forward thinking companies are the foundation of the City’s economic vitality.