SFAsia (an initiative of GlobalSF) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. We are the international economic development arm of the City of San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) focused on Asia (outside of China). We also partner with the San Francisco Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Our duties include facilitating bilateral trade between the San Francisco Bay Area and primarily Asian countries. We aspire ourselves to create a welcoming environment for all established Asian companies to locate, invest, and grow in the San Francisco Bay Area. We also help domestic companies expand in Asia as well. In short, SFAsia collectively brings together critical parties in the public and private sectors to spur economic growth, create jobs, innovation, entrepreneurship, inclusion, and to build companies of the future.Though our mission and goals far exceed our expectations.

For companies and interested parties looking to locate or expand in San Francisco, SFAsia offers the following services:



Help introduce the US and global markets and target potential opportunities and partners.



Utilize SFAsia's on-the-ground insight from its vast international expertise to apprise companies of opportunities abroad.



Leverage SFAsia’s network and position to help companies access global businesses, industry associations, and government officials



Assist companies to identify investment opportunities in the Bay Area and abroad across a variety of sectors



Engage the Mayor’s Office, local and national media, and social media to bring exposure to the company



Provide information on local real estate markets, help locate office space, and introduce incentive programs

Parent Organization


Created as a public-private partnership with the City of San Francisco's Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), GlobalSF is dedicated to paving the way for global companies to locate, invest, and grow in the City, while helping locally-based companies expand into global markets.

GlobalSF Mission

Through our powerful partnerships and expertise in global business, government, and culture, GlobalSF helps businesses thrive in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Regional Initiatives