The Community Benefit District program is part of the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. We are fortunate to partner with many other community organizations, businesses, neighborhood associations and individuals to increase our effectiveness.

Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative

The Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative, one of the 17 points of Mayor Lee’s plan for jobs and economic opportunity, provides focused, customized assistance to meet the specific needs of San Francisco’s neighborhood commercial corridors. Invest in Neighborhoods aims to strengthen and revitalize neighborhood commercial districts around the City by marshaling and deploying resources from across multiple departments and nonprofit partners.

These include economic development services such as loan programs, facade improvement grants, and technical assistance for small business. Invest in Neighborhoods is also leveraging other City services – from the Planning Department, Department of Public Works, Municipal Transportation Agency, and other departments – that help small businesses thrive, increase quality of life, improve physical conditions, and build community capacity. Every neighborhood commercial district is different and has its own unique needs, opportunities, and challenges. Invest in Neighborhoods aims to deploy the specific services and resources that are most needed in each district.

San Francisco Travel Association

The San Francisco Travel Association is a Destination Marketing Organization providing expertise not only on San Francisco but the entire Bay Area. With more than 30,000 hotel rooms and various convention facilities, San Francisco Travel works directly with meeting planners to book meeting space and hotel rooms, assists in referring venues and banquet facilities, provides promotional materials and marketing support. All services are complimentary.