SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 (Xinhua) — U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday announced the launch of the city’s Small Business Week taking place from May 1 to May 7, 2021.
San Francisco’s 94,000 small businesses make up over 93 percent of total businesses in the city and support more than 364,000 jobs. As cornerstones of San Francisco’s neighborhoods and communities, the small business sector will be central to the city’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the announcement said.
“Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has decimated many of our small businesses,” said Breed. “With more businesses and activities reopening and more people getting vaccinated each day, the future for our city is bright. We all need to do our part to ensure our small businesses can recover and keep moving forward.”
The theme for the 17th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week is “Roots of Recovery,” and the week will include resources and information that will support small businesses and entrepreneurs as San Francisco gets on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the announcement.