SF Biz Connect Celebrates Milestone by Shifting $1.92 Million in Spending to Local Small Businesses

San Francisco, CA – As a business to business buy local initiative, Mayor Lee’s SF Biz Connect encourages large employers to pledge 5% of their spending to local small companies. Today, 40 businesses have taken the pledge with an estimated impact of $1.92 million of spending directed to local small businesses in San Francisco.

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Office of Economic and Workforce Development Announces $8.5 Million Request for Proposal for Strengthening Local Nonprofits & Small Businesses

San Francisco, CA—The Office of Economic and Workforce (OEWD) announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) totaling $8.5 million to strengthen and expand services for critical social and health services for our children, families, and in arts and culture and for small businesses in merchant corridors in San Francisco.  The RFP encourages community based organizations to apply to provide direct services to small businesses and nonprofits over the next two years. 

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Disaster Relief for San Franciscans Affected by the Five-Alarm Mission Fire

San Francisco, CA – Relief is well underway for businesses, workers, and residents that were impacted by the June five-alarm fire on the 3300 block of Mission Street. The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) working with community partners activated the Small Business Disaster Relief Fund.

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SF Small Business Commission Approves First Set of Nine Businesses for the Legacy Business Registry

San Francisco, CA — On Monday, the San Francisco Small Business Commission unanimously approved the first set of nine businesses for inclusion in the Legacy Business Registry. The Registry recognizes longstanding, community-serving businesses as valuable cultural assets to the city and provides educational and promotional assistance to encourage their continued viability and success in San Francisco.

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The Office of Economic & Workforce Development, Supervisor Wiener & Regional Transportation Agencies Launch Marketing Outreach Campaign For Regional Late-Night and Early Morning Bus Network

San Francisco, CA –The Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Supervisor Scott Wiener along with regional transportation agencies today launched a new regional multilingual marketing outreach campaign for the AllNighter, the late-night and early-morning bus network that serves San Francisco, the East Bay, and Peninsula.

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Office of Economic and Workforce Development Activates Small Business Disaster Relief Fund in Response to the Mission-Bernal Fire

San Francisco, CA—In response to a five-alarm fire on June 18 near 29th and Mission, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee has directed the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) to activate the Small Business Disaster Relief Fund, providing emergency capital to small business impacted by the fire.  The Small Business Disaster Recovery Fund is  part of a comprehensive assistance package which includes resources and services aimed at helping small businesses and their employees recover as quickly as possible.

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The Office of Economic and Workforce Development to Host Meeting for Businesses and Affected Employees from Fire near 29th and Mission

San Francisco, CA—The Office of Economic and Workforce Development is hosting a meeting in response to the five alarm fire that erupted near 29th and Mission Streets on Saturday. The fire impacted businesses directly and nearby; and this meeting will allow businesses and affected employees to learn more about disaster recovery resources and services. The meeting will also provide language translation.

When:  Monday, June 20, 2016, NOON

Where: Secession Art & Design, 3235 Mission Street

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Office of Economic and Workforce Development Launches Economic Resiliency Efforts to Ensure Long-Term Success for San Francisco

San Francisco, CA—The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), today announced the commissioning of the development of the City’s first Economic Resiliency Plan. The plan will provide a framework and recommendations for the City on how to prepare for a future economic downturn. While San Francisco continues to see strength in the economy, the Mayor tasked the Office of Economic and Workforce Development to plan ahead and explore ideas on how to keep the City’s economic engine and workforce steady during challenging economic times.

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