Mayor Lee Celebrates Small Business Week & Highlights Investments to Boost Small Businesses

San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched the celebration of San Francisco’s Small Business Week (May 21st –28th) where local businesses, entrepreneurs and workers are being recognized and celebrated for their contribution to the local economy and unrivaled neighborhoods. 

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Supervisor Katy Tang Sponsors Legislation Urging San Francisco Businesses to Participate in SF Biz Connect

Supervisor Katy Tang today announced a resolution asking large San Francisco companies to join the SF Biz Connect program and take the pledge to shift an additional 5% of their spending to small and local businesses. The resolution is expected to pass at the Board of Supervisors tomorrow.

 

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Mayor Lee Announces Over $2.5 Million in New Funding to Support San Francisco’s Legacy Businesses

San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced more than $2.5 million in new funding in his proposed Fiscal Years 2016-17 and 2017-18 budget to create, develop and implement the San Francisco Legacy Business Program, which was approved by voters last November. The goals of the San Francisco Legacy Business Program are to stabilize, strengthen and sustain longtime San Francisco small businesses, especially those which have played a big part in the City’s local economy, diversity and history.

 

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The Office of Economic and Workforce Development Presents the Southern Bayfront Strategy

San Francisco, CA – The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) today presented the Southern Bayfront strategy, an ongoing collaboration by City departments to achieve a coordinated set of community and City-wide public benefits from proposed large-scale development projects in the southeastern part of the City.

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San Francisco Announces the California Historical Society as Lead Community Partner for the Old Mint Restoration Project

San Francisco, CA– The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) announced the selection of the California Historical Society (CHS) as the chosen entity from the recently-completed Old Mint Request for Proposals (RFP) process.  The RFP was designed to identify a lead partner for the Old Mint Restoration Project – the City’s efforts to renovate the 140-year old structure and restore it as a publicly-accessible cultural facility.  In collaboration with CHS, the City will develop a comprehensive reuse proposal for the City-owned National Historic Landma

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San Francisco Announces Inaugural Economic Development Mission to Brazil and Panama

San Francisco, CA—The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development in partnership with the San Francisco Center for Economic Development today announced an inaugural economic development mission to Brazil and Panama. The mission is part of LatinSF, a public private partnership launched in Mexico in 2014 to promote economic development and investment between San Francisco and Latin America. The mission is being led by Mayor Edwin M. Lee from March 12 – 19 and includes visits to Panama City in Panama and São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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Community and Event Space Activation Begins at the Old Mint

San Francisco, CA–Today the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Activate SF announced the first of many temporary activation events at the United States Old Mint, a Cityowned National Historic Landmark building located at 88 Fifth Street. In the days leading up to Super Bowl 50, Nike Football will host the Nike + The Opening experience and transform the Old Mint into a public space for athletes and visitors alike beginning Thursday, February 4.

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San Francisco and Board President London Breed Invite Interest in the Purchase of Former Fillmore Jazz Club

San Francisco, CA—Today, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and President of the Board of Supervisors London Breed announced the release of a Request for Information (RFI) to invite interest in the purchase and repurposing of the commercial portions of the former Fillmore Jazz Club, formally known as the Fillmore Heritage Center, located at the corner of Fillmore and Eddy Streets in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco. The announcement also includes interim plans to activate the Fillmore Heritage Center with community programming.

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