Economic Development

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The goal of the Economic Development and Housing Division is to market the City’s many economic advantages in order to enhance the competitiveness of our local economy and to maintain a strong and diverse revenue and job base on the Peninsula. The Economic and Community Development Division seeks to develop a viable urban community by:

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Business retention and expansion assistance


Access to labor force data and community demographics 


Providing affordable housing in a quality living environment



South San Francisco is the center of the most dynamic biotech & tech region in the world. Located at the crossroads of San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the City of South San Francisco offers unprecedented access to a world of opportunity:

  • UCSF, Stanford, and UC Berkeley
  • #1 Biotechnology Workforce in the World
  • Silicon Valley
  • Mission Bay
  • San Francisco Financial District
  • San Francisco International and Oakland International Airports

Learn more about South San Francisco's Economic Development Services

Development Opportunities Offered by the City of South San Francisco

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  • Area Development Magazine Reports on the Leading MSAs for Economic & Job Growth: San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Ranks First Overall.  Area Development, the premier publication covering the site location and facility planning process, recently ranked 394 MSAs across 21 economic and work force indicators. Based on these rankings, the publication has announced its Leading Locations for 2017.  Read More...
  • South City sounds support for local manufacturing, new jobs. In an effort to boost support for local manufacturing and middle-wage jobs in South San Francisco, the city joined more than 20 other Bay Area cities in participating in a regional manufacturing network earlier this month. Read More...
  • Why Is This Developer Excited About South San Francisco? With millions of square feet of office and research and development and thousands of residential units under construction or in the planning stages, developers are quite busy in this peninsula city. Read More...

Contact Us:

 400 Grand Avenue  (650) 829-6620  Monday-Friday
 South San Francisco, CA 94080  (650) 829-6623 FAX  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM