MEDA is a community-based, local economic development corporation located in the Mission District of San Francisco. For over 38 years MEDA has worked to improve economic and social conditions in the neighborhood by stimulating investment, enhancing the business environment, and creating jobs for area residents.
MEDA has established itself as an essential business resource through assistance with business plans, access to capital, educational workshops and more. MEDA has also partnered with several city partners to create a new program called AccelerateSF. AccelerateSF aims to break down the barrier between workforce development and business development by serving both businesses and job seekers in the same space. The goal is to accelerate small business growth in businesses that are established and employ between 5 and 20 employees.
On the workforce side, we aim to funnel qualified low-income workers and job seekers as well as entrepreneurs into roles at companies working with AccelerateSF. Several partners, including Jewish Vocational Services (JVS), are on-site to provide workforce development including assistance with resumes, interviewing and job searches.