San Francisco

Renewing San Francisco's Economic Core

Lunchtime Forum


Maiden Lane in SF

People have begun returning to in-person work in San Francisco’s economic core — the Financial District, East Cut, Union Square, Yerba Buena, Embarcadero, Market Street and Mission Bay — reaffirming the importance of these neighborhoods as a critical economic driver for both the city and the region. While this return represents a significant collective investment in San Francisco's economic recovery, it is just a first step. In the existing post-pandemic landscape there has arisen a profound need to re-articulate the value proposition of the city's economic core to employers, employees, residents and visitors. This will require a new level of collaboration between public and private-sector stakeholders to seize opportunities and overcome extant challenges. Join us to hear how cross-sector partnership can spark dialogue and organize stakeholders for a more robust and vibrant future for San Francisco's downtown.

  • Kate Sofis / San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
  • Andrew Chun / Sidecar Hospitality
  • Robbie Silver / Downtown SF
  • Wade Rose / AdvanceSF
  • Ramona Prieto / Uber

Co-presented by Advance SF.  



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