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.

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

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.