Office of Economic and Workforce Development Activates Small Business Disaster Relief Fund in Response to the Mission-Bernal Fire

San Francisco, CA—In response to a five-alarm fire on June 18 near 29th and Mission, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee has directed the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) to activate the Small Business Disaster Relief Fund, providing emergency capital to small business impacted by the fire.  The Small Business Disaster Recovery Fund is  part of a comprehensive assistance package which includes resources and services aimed at helping small businesses and their employees recover as quickly as possible.

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The Office of Economic and Workforce Development to Host Meeting for Businesses and Affected Employees from Fire near 29th and Mission

San Francisco, CA—The Office of Economic and Workforce Development is hosting a meeting in response to the five alarm fire that erupted near 29th and Mission Streets on Saturday. The fire impacted businesses directly and nearby; and this meeting will allow businesses and affected employees to learn more about disaster recovery resources and services. The meeting will also provide language translation.

When:  Monday, June 20, 2016, NOON

Where: Secession Art & Design, 3235 Mission Street

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Office of Economic and Workforce Development Launches Economic Resiliency Efforts to Ensure Long-Term Success for San Francisco

San Francisco, CA—The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), today announced the commissioning of the development of the City’s first Economic Resiliency Plan. The plan will provide a framework and recommendations for the City on how to prepare for a future economic downturn. While San Francisco continues to see strength in the economy, the Mayor tasked the Office of Economic and Workforce Development to plan ahead and explore ideas on how to keep the City’s economic engine and workforce steady during challenging economic times.

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Mayor Lee Announces $6 Million Investment to Support San Francisco Nonprofit Organizations

San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City will invest $6 million in programs over the next two years to strengthen the nonprofit sector in San Francisco. This investment includes an unprecedented $4.25 million to create a Nonprofit Space Investment Fund for the acquisition of permanent affordable space, $1.45 million to launch a Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program to address nonprofit sustainability, and $295,000 to support planning and evaluation for long-term partnerships such as program expansions or shared administrative staff.

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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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