SFCED | San Francisco Center for Economic Development

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San Francisco has enjoyed deep cultural and economic ties with China for more than 150 years, including a long-standing Sister City relationship with Shanghai since 1979. More than 25 percent of the City’s population is of Chinese ancestry, and many San Francisco companies, including our leading legal, financial, architecture, engineering and technology firms, are already doing business in China. As China’s economy continues to mature, more and more Chinese companies are looking to establish North American headquarters and business operations, and equally important, San Francisco Bay Area companies can benefit by participating in one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. ChinaSF helps facilitate these opportunities.


Established in 2008, ChinaSF is an economic initiative of San Francisco in close partnership with the San Francisco Center for Economic Development. ChinaSF’s mission is job creation in San Francisco, accomplished through the recruitment and retention of companies in San Francisco and also inbound investment, at the same time helping San Francisco companies expand into the China market. Currently with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and San Francisco, ChinaSF is able to provide services to companies and investors.

With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and San Francisco, ChinaSF’s bilingual team provides support to Chinese companies looking to grow their North America business, while also helping Bay Area companies expand into the Chinese market. Services include cross-border expansion and investment support, assistance in navigating the local business environment, and connecting companies with potential partners.

Please visit ChinaSF: www.chinasf.org