93 posts categorized "Economy"

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.

04/30/2013

Jobs for Youth: Mayor Launches Summer Jobs Initiatives

Jobs for Youth: Mayor Launches Summer Jobs InitiativesToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the United Way of the Bay Area along with City Departments and private sector employers announced the launch of Summer Jobs+ 2013, challenging employers this summer to create 6,000 jobs and paid internships for San Francisco youth. Mayor Lee’s Summer Jobs+ 2013 will connect San Francisco employers with low-income and disconnected San Francisco youth. 

"Last year, San Francisco worked together to answer President Obama's call to provide meaningful work experience and a paycheck to San Francisco youth," said Mayor Lee. "We not only answered that call, but exceeded our own aggressive goals of 5,000 jobs than 5,300 young adults in jobs and paid internships for the summer and beyond," said Mayor Lee. "We are setting an even more ambitious goal for 2013 to create meaningful employment opportunities for our young people so we set them up for success now and in the future. I am again calling upon employers across San Francisco to join us in supporting the future of our young people." Read more.

04/15/2013

City Budget: Mayor and Supervisors Announce Budget Townhalls

Townhall_budget041513Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the dates for community engagement events to get the public more involved in the City’s budget process and hear from residents about their budget priorities to build a balanced two-year budget for San Francisco. Mayor Lee will co-host District-based Budget Town Halls with members of the Board of Supervisors and provide other forums to hear from San Franciscans about their budget priorities and ideas.

“We are excited to hear directly from our residents about their top priorities on issues that matter the most to them,” said Mayor Lee. “We must craft a balanced budget that keeps our City on a steady course of continued fiscal stability, stimulate the local economy, create good jobs, invest in key capital and infrastructure improvements, as well as address long term challenges identified in the proposed Five Year Financial Plan and ensure that San Franciscans can access City services they need.” 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/

02/11/2013

Improving Neighborhoods: Mayor Celebrates Community Benefit Districts

NeighborhoodToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the results of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s (OEWD) Impact Analysis of San Francisco’s Community Benefit Districts (CBDs). The evaluation was conducted to measure the success of existing districts in meeting strategic goals set forth for the CBD program including the improvement of the public realm, cleanliness and public safety and the creation of economically viable neighborhood business districts.

“Community Benefit Districts are a prime example of successful public-private partnerships,” said Mayor Lee. “This new OEWD Impact Analysis demonstrates the positive and measurable impacts that CBD service and investment have on our City’s commercial neighborhood corridors. More importantly, as each neighborhood takes an economic step forward, so does our City.” Read more.