San Francisco is the front-runner among cities competing to land the state´s new stem cell headquarters.
The city is one of four that made the final cut among locations being considered for the home of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Sacramento is second on the list, followed by San Diego and Emeryville. The team that is considering where the headquarters of the three billion dollar agency will be, cited San Francisco´s proximity to airports and universities, among other benefits. City officials are also offering ten years free rent, free used office furniture and discounts on new furniture. San Francisco is also offering to pick up the costs of the agency´s move from Emeryville to Mission Bay area, which already houses dozens of research labs. The board that is overseeing the stem cell agency is expected to name the winning city on May Sixth.