SFMade’s mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco that sustains companies producing locally-made products, encourages entrepreneurships and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce.
SFMade provides intensive advising to San Francisco Bay Area growth stage companies on: Strategic Planning, Workforce and Hiring, Supply Chain, Real Estate Planning and Sales and Marketing.
SFMade’s additional initiatives include the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative (BAUM). Launched in 2016, BAUM is a regional manufacturing ecosystem comprised of 30 cities and 1 county, collaborating to support local manufacturers and accelerate the growth of quality, middle-income jobs to create a stronger, more diverse, and more equitable regional economy.
Launched in 2018, Manufacture: San Jose is a partnership of the City of San Jose and the non-profits CMTC and SFMade. The MFG:SJ program is about helping manufacturing companies to start, grow and stay in San Jose, creating jobs for local residents, and building more shared prosperity and equity across the community.
SFMade’s nonprofit subsidiary PlaceMade actively secures and develops long-term, affordable industrial space like the Manufacturing Foundry, the Bay Area’s first, permanently affordable, multi-tenant building dedicated to manufacturing.
California’s Manufacturing Network, formed and managed by CMTC, provides a broad range of technical assistance services and resources to manufacturers throughout California. It is a collaboration of more than 25 manufacturing-focused partners who assist CMTC in delivering a statewide Manufacturing Extension Partnership program.
California’s Manufacturing Network serves more than 1,200 manufacturers annually, generating significant positive financial impacts for our clients and for the public good in California. The Network measures its performance via third party administered client surveys which quantify satisfaction and impact.