Business Development

We provide specialized support to address the unique needs of businesses in a variety of key sectors including nonprofits, life sciences, information technology, clean technology, manufacturing, fashion, nightlife, and international commerce.

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Sector-based support

The City offers one-on-one guidance to help new businesses in a variety of sectors open quickly, including access to capital, innovative programs, and technical assistance.

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Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)

The ERTC is a refundable tax credit that you can claim retroactively. It rewards businesses that kept employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get up to $26,000 per employee.

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For emerging and established companies, the Business Development team offers one-on-one guidance to help new businesses in a variety of sectors open quickly, including access to capital, innovative programs, and technical assistance. Business Development is a division of the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

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Meet the team

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Laurel Arvanitidis
Director of Business Development
Director of Business Development
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Mark Chandler
Director of International Trade & Commerce
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Manijeh Fata
Executive Director of San Francisco Film Commission
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Manish Goyal
Business Development Manager
Technology, Clean Technology and Green Business, Life Sciences and Healthcare Sectors
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Ben Van Houten
Business Development Manager
Nightlife and Entertainment Sector
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Dylan Smith
Business Development Manager
Automotive, Fashion, PDR, Retail Sectors
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Jerry Trotter
Nonprofit Resource Development Specialist

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Phone

Office of Economic and Workforce Development

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Email oewd.sunshine@sfgov.org to submit a request.