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San Francisco’s Lee Sells Manufacturing Jobs in Technology Haven

San Francisco, a city overrun with artisanal coffee shops, Michelin-starred restaurants and affluent techies on bicycles, is looking to make space for people who work with their hands.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who three years ago committed to boosting manufacturing jobs for workers without four-year college degrees, won Planning Commission approval for a project in the eastern neighborhoods of Mission Bay and Potrero Hill to include more than 140,000 square feet of industrial space.