Mayor Breed's vision
"In San Francisco, we don’t just face our challenges – we grow stronger in overcoming them." — Mayor London N. Breed
Responding to the economic changes brought on by the pandemic, in February 2023 Mayor Breed laid out her vision for the future of Downtown.
In the first six months since launching this roadmap, the City has already made significant progress in fulfilling this vision.
Investing in a clean and safe downtown is essential to attracting new businesses as well as workforce, visitors, and residents.
Supporting long-standing sectors maintains the strength of San Francisco’s economic core, while attracting new businesses and industries increases our economic resilience.
Maximizing the variety of uses and flexibility in our buildings creates the spaces and services that a diverse industry base needs to succeed and will help San Francisco’s Downtown recover faster.
Lowering costs, simplifying City processes, and proactively supporting entrepreneurs will encourage more businesses to start and remain Downtown and increase the diversity among business owners.
Growing and diversifying the workforce and linking workers to quality jobs will help businesses find the right employees, creating more opportunities to share in our city’s economic prosperity.
Encouraging additional arts and culture, recreation, retail, nightlife and entertainment experiences in Downtown will draw a wide range of people at all hours and throughout the year.
Improving our plazas, streets, sidewalks, and parks to highlight their walkability and strong design and invite visitors, workers and residents to re-discover the best of Downtown.
Increasing reliable transit service, protected bike lanes, and safer streets and sidewalks will bring more people to and through Downtown.
Reclaiming our unique story and brand is key to attracting the next generation of residents, workers, employers, and visitors.
As a gateway to the Asia-Pacific, San Francisco serves as an anchor for national and international companies. Our Downtown is the economic engine of a premiere U.S. city and at the heart of the world’s leading innovation economy.
Downloadable content for the City's economic recovery strategy.
View the key data and indicators that reflect the state of San Francisco's economy and road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our economic roadmap is focused on responding to the needs of today while also laying the path to realize a long-term vision for San Francisco’s future.