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ABC 7: SFMade Week Celebrates San Francisco’s Vibrant Manufacturing Sector

Many of us are used to labels that say “Made in China.” But how about “Made in San Francisco?” View the May 13 story here. Read more

San Francisco Chronicle: Manufacturing booming in old and new ways during high-tech era

It wasn’t that long ago that San Francisco was a big-time manufacturing town — shipyards, ironworks, canneries, box factories, big bakeries, everything. The Mechanics Monument on Market Street — iron men working with steel — celebrates that spirit. But even in these high-tech days in San Francisco, the city still is a big manufacturing center. […] Read more

Holiday Fair Press Roundup

Coverage of SFMade holiday events. SFGate: Local companies want to make things in San Francisco Where Traveler: What to do in San Francisco During the Holidays Racked SF: Because We Know You Need Some Pre-Black Friday Shopping Practice SFStation: Essential Upcoming SF Bay Area Craft Fairs  Storefront: Pop-up Roundup | 14 pop-up holiday markets to shop this weekend Read more

Business Times: Why manufacturers are struggling to make it in SF

Tech- and VC-fueled manufacturers have played an integral role in the city’s “maker renaissance.” But are they pushing more traditional operations out? Article from Aug 21, 2015 here.  Read more


Here’s What’s Cooking in a Few of the Country’s Hottest Design Incubators

The hardest part of getting a successful business off the ground isn’t hatching the next Big Idea, it’s the execution. Continue reading the article in Dwell here. Read more


SFMade builds on success, confronts new challenges 5 years on

As SFMade marks its fifth anniversary this week, spotlighting locally made products and the people who make them, there is much to celebrate. Read the full article in the San Francisco Chronicle here. Read more


How SFMade is expanding San Francisco’s manufacturing space

It’s expensive to build office space in San Francisco, but it can be even more challenging to build industrial space, and make it pencil, according to SFMade executive director Kate Sofis. That’s why SFMade, which works to expand manufacturing in San Francisco, launched a sister nonprofit, PlaceMade a nonprofit real estate development initiative akin to […] Read more

San Francisco’s Lee Sells Manufacturing Jobs in Technology Haven

San Francisco, with the support of Mayor Edwin M. Lee, is looking to make space for people who work with their hands. Read about it here. Read more

Backed by SFMade, a New Maker Haven May Rise in Potrero

This article introduces 100 Hooper and explains the proposed manufacturing facility to be owned and operated by SFMade. Backed by SFMade, a New Maker Haven May Rise in Potrero   Read more


SFMade manufacturing center proposed for SoMa-Potrero area

  This article introduces 100 Hooper, a four-story structure just west of Interstate 280 that would be owned and operated by the nonprofit SFMade. Designed to accommodate manufacturers, if approved it would be the first new manufacturing building in San Francisco in two decades. SFMade manufacturing center proposed for SoMa-Potrero area Read more