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Key Industries

WHERE INDUSTRIES ARE BORN

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 Life Sciences & Health Care, Information Technology & Digital Media, Clean Technology, Financial & Professional Services, iPDR (Integrated Production, Distribution and Repair), Retail & Hospitality, International Commerce and Film.

To continue this tradition of business excellence, OEWD provides the following industry support services:

  • Assistance in navigating city government to ensure that companies spend more time doing business and less time searching for answers
  • Access to local, state and federal tax credits, energy-efficiency programs and employee training funds to help companies lower their business costs
  • Employee recruitment, training and retention services to provide businesses with a pool of skilled applicants necessary for their success
  • Site location assistance to help facilitate start-up, expansion or relocation

For information and assistance, contact the Industry Initiatives Business Development Team:

Contact Sector
Laurel Arvanitidis -Technology
laurel.arvanitidis@sfgov.org  
415-554-6471  
   
Darlene Chiu Bryant -ChinaSF
dchiubryant@sfced.org  
415-352-8873  
   
Tiffany Garcia -Automotive
tiffany.garcia@sfgov.org -FashionSF
415-554-6959 -Financial and Professional Services
  -Food
  -Manufacturing
  -Retail
   
Lisa Pagan -Tourism
lisa.pagan@sfgov.org  
415-554-6936  
   
Natosha Safo -Clean Technology & Green Business
natosha.safo@sfgov.org -Life Sciences and Healthcare
415-554-6425  
   
Ben Van Houten -Nightlife and Entertainment
ben.vanhouten@sfgov.org  
415-554-7038  

 


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