San Francisco, CA – Mayor Lee announced with Supervisor Katy Tang, The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the Office of Small Business the launch of The Small Business Acceleration Program, the first of its kind pilot program that provides direct services to individuals seeking to open small brick and mortar food-based businesses in San Francisco and guides them through the current complex permitting process.
San Francisco, CA – Today, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation(MOCI), SFMade, and members of the Advanced Manufacturing Action team released the “Make to Manufacture Advanced Manufacturing Playbook: Strengthening the Advanced Manufacturing Sector in San Francisco.” The Playbook provides a roadmap to ensure that San Francisco and its residents continue to benefit from the economic, environmental, and social benefits of manufacturing.
San Francisco, CA—The Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Department of Public Health released the HealthyRetailSF Report: Building Healthy Corner Stores and Healthy Communities with the re-grand opening of Palou Market on 3rd Street in the Bayview. The new report highlights the initial impacts and results of the HealthyRetailSF Pilot Program; which works to transform local corner retailers into stores that carry more healthy food options.
San Francisco, CA—The Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Mayor Lee, Supervisor Malia Cohen together with Duc Loi’s Pantry and the community today announced the grand opening Duc Loi’s Pantry in the Bayview. Duc Loi, a family run independent grocer, is expanding their existing and popular location in the Mission District, and will offer a wide variety of fresh produce and other food products for the local neighborhood located at 5900 Third Street. The new store created 16 new jobs including seven employees who were hired from the Bayview community.
San Francisco, CA – The Office of Economic & Workforce Development today announced the Governor’s signature of SB 1285, an innovative bill to support neighborhood restaurants in some of San Francisco’s outer commercial corridors. Authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), the legislation creates a new type of affordable, non-transferable liquor license to support existing restaurants and encourage the opening of new restaurants in specific San Francisco neighborhoods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.