Community Economic Development

We provide customized support to small businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations in order to strengthen San Francisco neighborhood business corridors, public spaces, and commercial centers.

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    Shiny, handpainted window signage in the Excelsior Coffee storefront.
    SF Shines Storefront Improvement Program

    Apply for free design and construction services and grants to help with storefront improvements.

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    About

    Part of: Office of Economic and Workforce Development

    We help form partnerships between City agencies and nonprofits to strengthen and grow neighborhood businesses around San Francisco. 

    Our objectives:

    • Strengthen small businesses
    • Improve physical spaces
    • Increase quality of life
    • Build community capacity

    Community Economic Development is a division of the Office of Economic and Workforce Department.

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    Meet the team

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    Diana Ponce De Leon
    Director of Invest In Neighborhoods

    Communities and Neighborhoods

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    Francis Chan
    Senior Program Manager
    Chinatown
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    Brandon Davis
    Project Manager
    Tenderloin, Mid-Market
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    Nicola Fleming
    Project Manager
    Lower Fillmore
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    Jada Jackson
    Project Manager
    Construction Mitigation
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    Kamilah Latimore
    Project Manager
    Bayview
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    Rafael Moreno
    Senior Program Manager
    Mission Street, Calle 24 Cultural District
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    Larry McClendon
    Program Manager
    Dreamkeeper Initiative

    Communities Benefit Districts

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    Christopher Corgas
    Director, Community Benefit District Program
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    Patrick Santoro
    Project Manager
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    Mimi Tam
    Community Development Specialist

    Small Business and Technical Assistance

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    Eva Love
    Programs Associate
    Small Business Capital
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    Kiah McCarley
    Programs Associate
    SF Shines
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    Quincy Williams
    Community Development Specialist
    Community Development Block Grant

    Contact

    Phone

    Front desk

    Office of Small Business hotline

    Available in Chinese, English, and Spanish. Leave a message and a small business specialist will return your call.

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    Email marianne.thompson@sfgov.org to submit a request.