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Gensler and SFCED Spaces for Growth Project

SPACES FOR GROWTH

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Gensler teamed up with San Francisco’s Center for Economic Development to reveal new research on hot spots for tech companies locating in San Francisco and some surprising results for the best new location based on value, incentives, and criteria such as transportation, food, entertainment and proximity to other tech companies. SPOILER ALERT: the Market Street corridor from the Embarcadero to Van Ness is delivering the best value and the best location right in the center of everything. What you may not know is that the seedy, transient image of Market Street will soon be a thing of the past. Major property developers have already moved in with a huge pipeline of projects and economic incentives, such as payroll tax breaks, have made the Twitter relocation a cornerstone for the Market Street renaissance. Gensler and the SFCED are making the research, with beautiful infographic density maps, available to companies to try based on individual or unique criteria.

In addition to technology and real estate professionals, executives from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the San Francisco Center for Economic Development and the Governor’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship were in attendance, underscoring San Francisco’s renewed focus on technology, entrepreneurship, new startups, and initiatives to build and sustain growth and new economic development.

Gensler is a leading global architecture, design, planning, and strategic consulting firm that partners with companies to achieve measurable business and organizational goals through design. For more than 45 years, Gensler has been a pioneer in creating great places that enhance the quality of work and life. Today, Gensler has more than 2,000 professionals networked across 35 locations.

~ Written by: Robert Burns Nixon

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