Local Economy: Mayor Highlights Small Business Week & Investments

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Local Economy:  Mayor Highlights Small Business Week & Investments

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched the celebration of San Francisco’s Small Business Week (May 21st –28th) where local businesses, entrepreneurs and workers are being recognized and celebrated for their contribution to the local economy and unrivaled neighborhoods. 

“Small businesses are the true strength of San Francisco’s economy, and I am honored to celebrate their remarkable contributions to our City,” said Mayor Lee. “Small Business Week is an opportunity for us to recognize and honor the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of our small businesses and our talented workforce whose commitment to San Francisco creates one of the most unique and diverse small business economies in the world.”


A large majority of all businesses in San Francisco are small. These small businesses employ more than 326,000 individuals, which keeps our economy robust and diverse. San Francisco is hosting a series of events and workshops that focus on small business and commercial district support and resources. The theme for the 12th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week is Celebrate Small Businesses: Tapping Into Opportunities. The City provides a multitude of business opportunities, resources, and works to create an entrepreneurial environment to support those embarking on a journey to start and grow their business.