Advocacy and Economic Development

The Hollywood Partnership aims to be the local market expert to advance and advocate for Hollywood’s economic interests. We do this by measuring and benchmarking our demographic and market data, released in our quarterly market reports. We aim to support the retention of existing businesses, and develop and implement strategies to that will stabilize and improve the composition of the area’s different storefront clusters.


Click here for the 2021 Q2 Hollywood Market Report

COVID-19 Response for Small Businesses The Hollywood Partnership, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and the Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) present a webinar on New PPP Requirements, changes to current PPP loans, and how to apply; EIDL: Changes to request additional funds and how to be reconsidered if declined; and other loans, grants, and funding sources available for small businesses and nonprofits. Click here to register

Hollywood Al Fresco - Outdoor Dining Support Programs
Outdoor dining is back in Hollywood! The HP is pleased to announce our Outdoor Dining Support Programs to assist our qualifying HED food & beverage businesses with securing patio heaters, furniture and more. Apply today!

Advocacy & Economic Development Committee Meetings (Goal 4)
The Advocacy & Economic Development Committee typically meets the second Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted.

The next meeting is:

Thursday, September 9, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Video conference - please see meeting packet for access details

Click here to download the September 9, 2021 Goal 4 meeting packet


Goal 4 – Research and Data-Driven Advocacy

Committee Members: Michael Gargano - Chair, Scott Blakeslee, David Gajda, Dina Goldstein, Dan Halden, Bill Humphrey, David Lapidus, Amy Lemisch, Chad Lewis, Joseph Mariani, Michael Nazzal, Peyton Nealis, Drew Planting, Marty Shelton, Larry Wilkes, Monica Yamada