South San Francisco Conference Center

255 South Airport Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA 94080
+1 (650) 877-8787

The South San Francisco Conference Center is centrally located at the heart of the Bay Area biotech region, leading edge of Silicon Valley, minutes from San Francisco Airport, and 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco.

Biotechnology in South San Francisco

Located on the western shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo County, adjacent to San Francisco International Airport, South San Francisco has grown to become a hub for biotechnology. The city’s central location provides several advantages such as access to Stanford University, UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley, as well as being in close proximity to a sophisticated group of Bay Area venture capitalists.

Three decades ago, industry leader Genentech began operations in South San Francisco with 2,000 square feet and four employees. Today, South San Francisco has nearly 15 R&D campuses and over 8.5 million square feet of laboratory, office and manufacturing space already in operation. And it is growing. South San Francisco has approved additional three million square feet of life science related development that will be built in the next ten years. There is room to grow here. With a stellar track record in helping companies move from trial-and-error to focused phase, we welcome start-ups.

Here you’ll connect with the area’s highly skilled workforce and unparalleled intellectual capital. With more than 62,000 people employed in various companies and academia, there are currently more than 14,000 men and women working for bioscience in over 100 different companies here in South San Francisco. According to the California Healthcare Institute (CHI), the Bay Area retains the highest concentration of biotech employees in the state.