Supporting small businesses: District 9

San Francisco Supervisorial District 9 includes the Mission District, Bernal Heights, and Portola neighborhoods. 487 businesses in District 9 are featured in host guidebooks and were recommended to guests a total of 10,885 times.

Small business owners in District 9 share how Airbnb is benefiting their community.

“Airbnb guests are inherently curious travelers who seek a deeper understanding of the communities in which they stay. They look to Airbnb’s neighborhood guides to live as the locals do. I know that we and the other Mission District small businesses in the guide appreciate the love we receive from the local Airbnb hosts.” —Thomas Kennedy, General Manager of Beretta

“The people traveling on Airbnb are spending much more of their time and money exploring the outer neighborhoods that surround their Airbnb rentals. This has definitely helped businesses outside of Downtown, where most of the hotels are located. I know the Chapel and many other businesses in the neighborhood greatly benefit from the recommendations local Airbnb hosts provide.” —Patricia Dadekian, owner of The Chapel

“I am grateful to Airbnb for bringing in both local hosts and guests from all over the world, which has helped our bottom line. Small, independent brick and mortar stores need all the help we can get these days.” —Nancy Chárraga, owner of Casa Bonampak