Welcome to West Hollywood! Our City is home to innovative industries and a magnet for highly skilled professionals. Companies ranging from retail, tourism and nightlife, restaurants, entertainment and media, as well as arts and design are drawn to West Hollywood’s creative workforce as well as its high quality of life.
Whether you want to open a business, expand an existing business, you are considering a development project or you are a broker representing properties in our City, our staff is available to assist you and your company through its business planning process. To learn more about the Business Development Division and the services it offers, click on the image below.
For more information, please contact Jackie Rocco, Business Development Manager
If you are unsure of who to contact email CreativeCity@weho.org or call at 323-848-6354 and you will be directed the appropriate staff person.
|Open Your Business|
The information below will help you get your business off to a great start.
- Step 1: Find Property in West Hollywood
- Step 2: Determine the Parking Requirements for Your Business
- Step 3: Register for a Business Tax Certificate
- Step 4: Determine if You Need a Business License
- Step 5: Business Organizations & Resources
|Operate Your Business|
As your business grows in West Hollywood, be sure to take advantage of the many benefits of doing business here including but not limited to the following:
- Event and Film Services
- Parking Services
- Environmental Services
- Social Services
- Business Improvement Districts
Cannabis Businesses. Are you interested in opening a cannabis related business in West Hollywood? For the latest information related to the City of West Hollywood cannabis regulations, including a timeline for the release of cannabis business applications and the application screening process, please visit the City's cannabis web page.
2017 3rd Quarter Sales Tax Update. West Hollywood’s sales tax receipts in the third quarter of 2017 were 4.6% above the third sales period in 2016. The increase over 2016 was fueled by solid growth by electronics and family apparel retailers and fine dining establishments as well as recent additions, including a grocery store and hotels serving food and alcohol. Click hear to view a complete summary of the West Hollywood 2017 third quarter sales tax update.
Minimum Wage Increase – Effective January 1, 2018. Attention West Hollywood businesses. The City of West Hollywood follows the State of California minimum wage schedule. This means the minimum wage will increase for all businesses on January 1, 2018.
- For employers with 25 employees or less, the minimum wage will increase to $10.50/hour.
- For employers with 26 employees of more, the minimum wage will increase to 11.00/hour.
For more information, visit the State of California Department of Industrial Relations website.
New Laws for 2018. The California Chamber of Commerce recently released a summary of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 or beyond that will impact businesses in California. Employers must be aware of significant changes in key areas, such as a small business parental leave law and new hiring restrictions. Other new laws make small changes to different parts of existing law or may affect only employers in specific industries. Unless specified, all new legislation goes into effect on January 1, 2018. If you own or operate a business in West Hollywood, please check out the link here and be prepared for 2018.