LatinSF is a dynamic new economic development initiative that will promote business and trade between San Francisco and the Latin American region. Created as a public-private partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCED), the goal of LatinSF is to create a welcoming environment for established Latin American companies to expand and startups to locate in San Francisco. LatinSF will also support San Francisco-based companies that are seeking to expand their businesses south.
- Providing an end-to-end concierge service to Latin American businesses seeking to locate in San Francisco, including market intelligence, assistance with relevant city permitting, referrals to professional service providers and potential partners and assistance in identifying real estate opportunities
- Promoting San Francisco as the U.S. capital of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the Latin American region
- Partnering with existing Latin American businesses and government agencies to build a welcoming business ecosystem in San Francisco
- Showcasing San Francisco businesses, products and services to the Latin American market
- Facilitating trade missions to Latin America for government and business leaders
Download our brochures or contact us directly to learn more about the benefits of working with LatinSF.
For information and assistance, please contact Jolynn Vallejo, Director of LatinSF, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.352.8825.
LatinSF in the News
Investing in Latino-owned Businesses Helps America The Aspen Institute ǀ July 26, 2017
What impact can academia have on discussions about and solutions oriented towards Latino-owned business growth?
Stanford is an example of an institution leveraging its space; human, intellectual, and research capacity to support the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI). SLEI is a research initiative housed within Stanford Graduate School of Business that explores and expands knowledge of the Latino entrepreneurship segment in our economy through research, knowledge dissemination, and facilitated collaboration.
New cultural districts announced in SoMa and Mission Curbed SF ǀ July 14, 2017
City wants to protect Latino and Filipino culture with new pilot program.
In an effort to preserve community diversity and identity, the California Arts Council launched a cultural district pilot program as a way of “highlighting thriving cultural diversity and unique artistic identities within local communities across California.”
Two San Francisco communities, Calle 24 Latino Cultural District and South of Market (SoMa) Pilipinas, have been designated as cultural districts.
The California Cultural Districts defines a cultural district as a “well-defined geographic area with a high concentration of cultural resources and activities.”
Iconic Mission District Latino Mural Restoration Completed SFAC ǀ June 22, 2017
Spirit of the Arts, an important Mission District mural by Carlos Loarca, Betsie Miller-kusz, and Manuel Villamor was announced complete by the Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts (MCCLA) and the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) last week, June 22nd. The iconic mural is a historic landmark for the Latino community in San Francisco, and its restoration seen as important for the preservation of the city’s Latino cultural roots.
The MCCLA is one of four city-owned facilities overseen by the Arts Commission and operated by nonprofit arts organizations. The centers provide accessible cultural and arts programs for local communities.
New SF Supe Ronen Moves to Protect Latino Businesses in Mission By J.K. Dineen ǀ January 9, 2017 ǀ Updated: January 10, 2017 2:28pm
New Bill proposed by Ronen seeks to preserve Latino Culture in the historic Latino District of San Francisco. Displacement and gentrification continue to be growing concerns of the Latino community in San Francisco.
The bill introduced by Ronen proposes a set of limitations on new developments in the Calle 24 District such as limits in the acquisition of Latino business that have been operating for more than 30 years, and further scrutiny in attempts to merge multiple storefronts.
This framework has the intent to limit large development ventures from undertaking small Latino-owned businesses.
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