The City of West Hollywood's Economic Development Department efforts support and develop a vibrant local economy through programs and initiatives such as business attraction, retention and expansion; economic planning and forecasting; expanding the City's economic base in tourism and oversight of the arts and cultural programming throughout the City.
For information on WeHo Arts programs and events, click here.
For general business inquiries contact:
Maribel Louie, Director, Economic Development Department
If you are unsure of who to contact directly you may contact the staff at CreativeCity@weho.org or by phone at 323-848-6354.
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Many surrounding communities are implementing their own minimum wage laws. To clarify which laws apply to West Hollywood businesses, we have provided this short list of frequently asked questions and important links.
Q: What minimum wage rate applies to my business?
A: At this time, the State of California minimum wage is what businesses should follow.
Q: Is the City of West Hollywood establishing its own minimum wage policy? Do I follow that one instead?
A: The City of West Hollywood is currently exploring whether to establish its own minimum wage policy, but an ordinance has not been implemented. Check back here for updates. In the meantime, businesses should follow the State’s minimum wage policy.
Q: If my business is located in the City of West Hollywood, do I have to increase my employees’ wages on July 1, 2016?
A: No. Wage increases apply only to businesses located in the City of Los Angeles or unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles.
For More Information on Minimum Wage Policies:
WAYS YOUR BUSINESS CAN GET INVOLVED
West Hollywood's nighttime shuttle service providing free rides every weekend from 8pm-3am along Santa Monica Blvd. Hop on board at one of the many stops between La Brea and Robertson. Businesses can participate in the program through the PickUp Perk Cards offered onboard to riders providing discounts to bars, nightclubs, restaurants and retail establishments along the route. Want to add your business to the PickUp Perk Card? Email ThePickUp@weho.org to find out how you can participate. For a complete route map visit weho.org/wehopickup.
CityLineX is your free connection between the City of West Hollywood and the Hollywood and Highland Metro Red Line Station. The shuttle service runs along Santa Monica Blvd. on weekdays 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (at 15- to 20-minute intervals). West Hollywood residents, employees, and visitors are encouraged to try out this new free service. For a CitylineX route map and schedule click here.
Eat Shop Play - Shop Local Campaign
The City of West Hollywood in partnership with the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce encourage residents to shop local and patronize West Hollywood businesses when they are looking for a play to eat, shop, or play. West Hollywood businesses may be listed on the EatShopPlayWeho.com website by contacting the West Hollywood Chamber at email@example.com
Visit West Hollywood offers a monthly interactive program designed to encourage and empower West Hollywood businesses and their employees to become better informed about West Hollywood and all it has to offer. This free 2.5 hour interactive learning workshop and tour of West Hollywood has been designed specifically to inform and educate employees and residents about destination West Hollywood, with a focus on customer service and hospitality training. Trained individuals become “Official Information Ambassadors” and are armed with a database of facts, figures, and “Did You Know” anecdotes about West Hollywood for use in customer interaction. To register for the next tour visit www.iamwesthollywood.com