San Francisco Announces a Development Partner for the Balboa Reservoir Project

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San Francisco, CA –The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the Planning Department, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) are pleased to announce the selection of a development team to partner with the City to transform and bring new housing and open space to the Balboa Reservoir. The selected team for the 17-acre property will be led by AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing. The partnership includes Pacific Union Development Company and nonprofit partners, Mission Housing and Habitat for Humanity for Greater San Francisco.
 

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San Francisco Releases Sixth Annual Report on the Local Hiring Policy for Construction

Sixth Annual Report on the Local Hiring Policy for Construction

San Francisco, CA – Today, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) released its sixth annual report on the Mandatory Local Hiring Policy for Construction. The annual report, submitted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, exhibits the outcomes and achievements of the local workforce initiative since its signing into law in 2011. The Local Hiring Policy for Construction was established to ensure contractors are employing local residents on public works projects.

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Community Benefit District Forms for Japantown

Japantown

“The Japantown Community Benefit District is an important milestone for the preservation and celebration of the Japanese American community in this City,” said Mayor Ed Lee.  “San Francisco’s Japantown is only one of three remaining in the country and the formation of this District will ensure that the area’s cultural and historical resources remains vibrant. The community deserves significant recognition for working to sustain their rich cultural heritage for generations to come.”

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City Announces $2.7 million in Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative Grant Awards For Space Acquisition and Long-Term Leases

$2.7 million in Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative Grant Awards

San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Northern California Community Loan Fund with key partners today announced $2.7 million in grant awards to 13 neighborhood-serving nonprofit facilities.

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Mayor Lee's $1.2 Billion Nonprofit Investment Ensures Delivery Of Vital Services

San Francisco Conservation Corps

 

San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s two-year budget proposal will feature a $1.2 billion investment in nonprofits, helping to ensure that these organizations continue delivering critical services to San Francisco’s most at-risk residents. That investment includes a program to help local nonprofits plan and pay for essential real estate and rental costs, as well an initiative to fund cost of doing business increases.

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City Celebrates 280 Graduates as part of the HealthCare Academy

City Celebrates 280 Graduates as part of the HealthCare Academy

San Francisco, CA—The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) celebrated the achievements of 280 students that graduated as part of the City’s HealthCare Academy program. The Academy trains residents with coursework in various occupations in the Health Care industry including Personal Care Giver, Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Medical Assistant.

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Emerging Business Loan Fund deploys $13.3 million to San Francisco small businesses

Main Street Launch

SAN FRANCISCO, CA:  Today the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and nonprofit community lending partner Main Street Launch celebrated its 100th loan since its debut in 2012. Through San Francisco’s Emerging Business Loan Fund (EBLF), the 100th loan was made to OutCo, a San Francisco-based business offering coaching and educational services for software engineers.

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San Francisco Celebrates 13th Annual Small Business Week & Continues to Focus on the City’s Commitment to Small Businesses

San Francisco Celebrates 13th Annual Small Business Week

Mayor Edwin M. Lee celebrated San Francisco Small Business week, the largest Small Business Week in the country, by recognizing six small businesses and entrepreneurs for their contributions to our City’s economic success.  Small Business Week (May 15th – 20th) features a full week of activities and workshops designed to provide San Francisco’s small business owners with a variety of support and resources to help them thrive and succeed. The week is celebrated with a weekend of sidewalk sales, which encourage residents to shop small and buy local.

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