Industry Programs

Market Street View from Twin Peaks

San Francisco has long been a beacon to people and companies who think outside the box. As a result, the City has become an international hub for a number of pioneering, forward-thinking industries including in life sciences, information technology, clean technology, manufacturing, fashion, nightlife, and international commerce.

Dedicated to continuing San Francisco's tradition of business excellence, OEWD's Business Development team provides specialized support to address the unique needs of businesses in a variety of key sectors. For emerging and established companies alike, our team serves as a centralized clearinghouse of information and services to support these industries’ ongoing success.

For information and direct assistance, contact the Business Development team members listed below.

Contact Sector

 

 

Laurel Arvanitidis
laurel.arvanitidis@sfgov.org
(415) 554-6471

Financial & Professional Services
Tourism

Ben Van Houten
ben.vanhouten@sfgov.org
(415) 554-7038

Nightlife & Entertainment
Retail

Lex Leifheit
lex.leifheit@sfgov.org
(415) 554-6959

Nonprofits

Manish Goyal
Manish.Goyal@sfgov.org
(415) 554-5318

Technology
Clean Technology & Green Business
Life Sciences & Health Care

Mark Chandler
Mark.Chandler@sfgov.org
(415) 554-5628

International

Susan Ma
susan.ma@sfgov.org
(415) 554-6648

Automotive
Fashion
Production, Distribution, and Repair (PDR)

Susannah Greason Robbins
susannah.robbins@sfgov.org
(415) 554-6241

Film