One thing we’re working on in San Francisco is the “digital divide” technological ability and accessibility issue for both open government participation and growth sector employment opportunities. SF.CITI, with its membership base of over 550 San Francisco technology companies and organizations, is working to increase entry-level employment opportunities in tech sector. The Mayor of San Francisco’s TechSF Initiative, funded by a major grant from the US Department of Labor, focuses on education, training and retraining while designing programs that apply innovation methodologies to business and technology challenges in economic and workforce development. In terms of cultural industries, San Francisco is currently number one in economic impact of the nonprofit arts and cultural organizations per capita in the United States. At SFFAMA and Fashion+TechSF, as an education and economic development nonprofit, we work on leveraging technology to further develop growth opportunities, innovation and employment in the fashion, design and the arts sectors.
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- Press Release from SF Mayor’s Office Announcement: TechSF
- This is How Technology Will Create a Smarter San Francisco
- Visit SF.Citi for more info.
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