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Key Industries


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  
Darlene Chiu Bryant -ChinaSF  
Tiffany Garcia -Automotive -FashionSF
415-554-6959 -Financial and Professional Services
Lisa Pagan -Tourism  
Natosha Safo -Clean Technology & Green Business -Life Sciences and Healthcare
Ben Van Houten -Nightlife and Entertainment  


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