64 posts categorized "Business"

06/17/2013

Driving Innovation: Mayors Lee and Bloomberg to Co-Host Tech Summit

Driving Innovation: Mayors Lee and Bloomberg to Co-Host Tech SummitToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that they will co-host the second annual Bloomberg Technology Summit to bring together technology and business leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the nation's top digital cities and examine what other cities can do to grow their tech sectors and enjoy the economic benefits that come with it. 

The announcement was made at Square headquarters in San Francisco, a company that builds technology to make commerce easy for everyone. The first session of the summit will take place in New York City on September 30th, and the second session will occur in San Francisco early in 2014.The event is being co-hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies and San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation (sf.citi). Read more.

05/21/2013

Super Bowl: Mayor Announces Bay Area to host Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl: Mayor & Bay Area Leaders Submit Bid to Host Super BowlMayor Edwin M. Lee today celebrated the successful bid to host Super Bowl 50 in 2016 in the San Francisco Bay Area in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers and the Super Bowl Bid Committee.

The successful bid was delivered today to the National Football League (NFL) by Tipping Point CEO and Founder Daniel Lurie and San Francisco 49ers Owner Jed York in a live pitch to 32 NFL owners in Boston. 

The 2016 Super Bowl game will be held at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara and will bring hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact to the entire Bay Area. Read more.

05/13/2013

Local Economy: Mayor Announces New Loans to Boost Small Business

Local Economic: Mayor Announces New Loans to Boost Small BusinessMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the launch of the Emerging Business Loan Fund which will make $12 million in affordable loans available to support small business, boost the local economy and create jobs. 

"Not only do small businesses help keep our world famous neighborhood merchant corridors active and vibrant, they also help boost our local economy," said Mayor Lee. "The Emerging Business Loan Fund will allow entrepreneurs and small businesses to secure the capital they need to innovate, grow their business and succeed." Read more.

02/15/2013

City Licenses: Mayor Announces Online Tool to Streamline Permits & Licenses

City Licenses: Mayor Announces Online Tool to Streamline Permits & LicensesMayor Edwin M. Lee today launched an online tool to help new businesses navigate the City's permitting and licensing requirements. License 123 is an easy-to-use tool that allows entrepreneurs and small business owners to access permits and licenses at one convenient site, instead of contacting several City agencies, as they open a new business in San Francisco.

"Small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy and a significant job creator," said Mayor Lee. "This new tool is a great example of how we are using technology and innovation to make government more responsive and efficient to help our businesses grow and succeed in our City." Read more.

 

 

02/14/2013

City of Innovators: Mayor Launches Campaign to Highlight Innovation in SF

World-changesMayor Edwin M. Lee today launched the San Francisco is Where the World Changes Campaign with a six minute video celebrating the San Francisco-based companies and innovators and promoting San Francisco as the ideal place for doing business for potential companies and entrepreneurs and for workforce and investment.

“It is important that we celebrate and publicize the people and companies that make San Francisco the Innovation Capital of the World,” said Mayor Lee. “These great San Franciscans and their companies are continuing San Francisco’s history of changing the world. From our immigrants who built the railways, to the hippie culture that spawned a generation of social change to the products and ideas these innovation companies are currently growing, San Francisco is and will continue to be the place to come to create the next thing.” Read more.

For more information visit http://www.wheretheworldchanges.com/