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Wednesday, May 15 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Local Manufacturing 101 LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are a designer considering local production, a small artisan looking to scale up your production, or an existing manufacturer exploring moving your production into San Francisco, this session is for you. 
We will cover key considerations including:

  • Assessing your product and production needs and what manufacturing model(s) makes the most sense for your particular business
  • Overview of the current local manufacturing landscape, including an understanding of existing local contract manufacturing capacity, by industry
  • Acquiring facilities and where to look, including zoning and permitting Issues
  • Hiring and where to find the right local workforce
  • And an overview of SFMade, our services and programs, and next steps

Sponsored by: Wells Fargo


Kate Sofis

Kate is founding Executive Director of SFMade. A public-private partnership launched in 2010 and already viewed as a new national model, SFMade it is the only organization of its kind focused on building San Francisco’s economic base by developing the local manufacturing sector. Through innovative educational programs, advisory services, and a powerful local brand platform, SFMade builds and supports a vibrant manufacturing sector in San... Read More →

Wednesday May 15, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
San Francisco State University Downtown Campus 835 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103