San Francisco’s vibrant business environment supports roughly 95,000 businesses. Our population is one of the most intelligent, innovative and ethnically diverse in the world—factors which continue to contribute to a highly motivated, productive workforce. We understand that our robust business community enriches the community as a whole. That's why the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is dedicated to helping to ensure the ongoing success of local businesses.
OEWD is constantly working to attract new businesses to San Francisco and support the companies who have already chosen our City for their enterprises. Business development programs include everything from tax credits and incentives to specialized assistance for a number of key industries—plus a wealth of tools to help San Francisco businesses get started as well as additional resources to help businesses thrive.
For information on the specific programs and benefits available, please select one of the following categories: