Why San Francisco?


At its heart, San Francisco is 49 square miles of diversity, innovation, and community. Not only are the City and the surrounding Bay Area home to the world’s best, brightest, most innovative companies, but we are also proud to boast more than 85,000 small businesses and entrepreneurs, a multibillion-dollar tourism industry, and outstanding cultural diversity.


More than 52% of the population holds a Bachelor’s degree or higher and 46% of local residents speak more than one language.


Access to over a hundred local incubator, accelerator and co-working spaces gives your business the resources it needs to succeed.


In Q2 of 2016, $5.5 billion was invested into San Francisco based companies, making it the #1 U.S. city for venture capital investment.


San Francisco is considered one of the top cities in the world for work and leisure. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to renowned exhibits at SFMOMA, San Francisco takes pride in its vibrant culture, unique neighborhoods and exceptional quality of life.


The San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCED)
is a pillar of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce that provides a one-stop information and networking resource for businesses considering their strategy and location—delivering crucial relocation knowledge and links to professional and industry networks.