OEWD - We create great places to live and work.






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OEWD’s programs and initiatives are responsible for making our neighborhoods more diverse, healthy, and vibrant, and creating a climate where businesses of all sizes can grow and prosper. Our mission is to improve opportunities and the quality of life for all San Franciscans. We help business owners navigate regulations, entrepreneurs find resources, jobseekers get hired, organizations acquire sustainable space, and much more. Learn more by calling 415-554-6969 or emailing oewd@sfgov.org. For press inquiries, please email OEWDpress@sfgov.org.




San Francisco is renowned for innovation and diversity. We are focused on growing shared prosperity along with a resilient and robust economy to help your business start, stay, and grow.




We prepare, train, and connect San Franciscans to sustainable jobs and strong careers in many sectors. Everyone deserves an opportunity to thrive. Learn how we pair local talent with local employers.





We strengthen and invest in businesses, nonprofits, storefronts, community organizations, commercial districts, and public spaces to build community capacity and create healthy and vibrant neighborhoods.





We lead the approval and implementation of development projects, ensuring that our City’s spaces create jobs, recreation, housing, community benefits, and services for those in need.



OEWD’s goal is to ensure that San Francisco will always be what it is today: one of the best places on the planet to live, work, and play.


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A diverse economy for a diverse city - growing prosperity, sector-by-sector

We assist the following sectors with industry-specific strategies aimed at growing and supporting the economic environment in which they operate. By targeting a wide range of sectors, we increase the strength of our economy, as well as the types of opportunities available for everyone. Contact a business development specialist to learn more.

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21st century jobs for all - connecting employers and local talent

We coordinate the City's workforce system. Our programs are nationally recognized for their innovation and success in placing job seekers in sustainable jobs and strong careers, and helping employers find local talent and reduce recruiting costs. We prepare, train, and connect all San Franciscans to 21st-century jobs, including the unemployed, underemployed, and hard-to-employ. If you are looking for a job, beginning a new career, or seeking local workers, you've come to the right place.


Industries - Want to break into a new career? Select an industry below to learn about our free training and certification programs.

Specialized - Have unique requirements or challenges finding work? We can help!

Employers - Find local talent, build community partnerships and save on recruiting costs.
Employers find local jobseekers



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Office of Small Business Divsion FilmSF Division Workforce Development Division
Invest in Neighborhoods Division Joint Development Division Economic Development





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