The Arts & Economic Development Division creates and manages a range of programs that support and develop a vibrant local economy, including 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 general business inquiries contact:
Maribel Louie, Arts & Economic Development Manager
Laura Minnich, Economic Development Analyst

If you are unsure of who to contact directly you may contact the division at or by phone at 323-848-6354.


Square for Business Page  Xmas in July
 Ho Ho How to celebrate Xmas in July!  There are many great ways to ring in "the most wonderful time of year" more than just in December.  Join many of your favorite West Hollywood businesses and employees this July to celebrate Xmas in July throughout the city.  And to help you make the most of the upcoming holiday, we will be posting regular top tips on how to deck the halls and enjoy a summer celebration of the popular winter holiday season.  Contact Laura Minnich to find out how your business can join in the festive fun! #XmasinJuly #Weho

PickupThe Pickup Line
West Hollywood's nighttime shuttle service providing free rides every weekend from 8pm-3am along Santa Monica Blvd.  Hop on board at one of 20 stops between Fairfax 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 to find out how you can participate. For a complete route map visit

National Night Out 2015National Night Out (August 4, 2015)
Nearly 2,000 West Hollywood residents are expected to celebrate in the streets in a show of unity against crime during the City of West Hollywood’s annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Businesses may partner with the City’s Neighborhood Watch Groups, in coordination with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department as well as City officials and staff in holding evening events and social gatherings in neighborhoods throughout West Hollywood. Neighborhood events will include block parties, barbecues, live entertainment, movie night in the park and dancing.  Contact Laura Manukian for information on how to get involved.

ESPWeho 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 website by contacting the West Hollywood Chamber at

Film Office Logo GreenFilm West Hollywood
West Hollywood is a popular choice for television, movies, and still photo shoots. Learn how to make your property available as a filming location and sign up to participate in the Film West Hollywood program. A partnership between the City of West Hollywood Film Office and the West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors' Bureau. 

 WeHoLife is a partnership of the City of West Hollywood, local businesses, community organizations and residents dedicated to providing information and opportunities for individuals to learn, support and encourage healthy living with an emphasis on HIV and substance abuse prevention.  WeHoLife, funded by the City of West Hollywood, sponsors a condom distribution program with local businesses.  Your business can sign-up to be a partner by contacting Social Services.