SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Artisan manufacturing in San Francisco
"A new set of nimble, next-generation manufacturers who compete on design, high quality and small batch production has emerged in San Francisco in the last decade. Do these “artisan” manufacturers represent the future of a viable manufacturing sector for San Francisco? Join Rickshaw Bags founder Mark Dwight, development advisor Michael Yarne from the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and Recchiuti Chocolate founder Michael Recchiuti as we discuss the needs of the local artisan-manufacturing sector, and debate the land use policy implications. Moderated by Kate Sofis, Executive Director of SF Made, a new local trade association designed to support the future of local artisan manufacturing."