SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Community Benefits Districts in SF

"Recently, some urban Community Benefits Districts have been using a new
broad-based development approach to bolster the economy. What do these
CBDs do, and how do they relate to the City’s centralized economic
development infrastructure? With representatives from San Francisco’s
Tourism Improvement District, the proposed Production Artisan and
Creative Enterprises CBD and the San Francisco Office of Economic and
Workforce Development. Moderated by Egon Terplan of SPUR."

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