San Francisco’s Nighttime Economic Development Advantage
24 Minutes Podcast
Season 2, Episode 22
Sep 11, 2023
Guest: Ben Van Houten
Business Development Manager, Nightlife and Entertainment Sector
Office of Economic and Workforce Development
City and County of San Francisco
Imagine you are a nighttime business operator, and you manage an arts and cultural organization, a live or electronic music venue, a bar, a restaurant, or such.
When it comes to city hall, what you really need is someone in local government who understands your business and its value to your city. What you also need is someone inside city hall who understands the local permits and regulatory systems that make it hard for you to shine at night.
Well, maybe you want to be in San Francisco because you need Ben Van Houten, Business Development Manager for the Nightlife and Entertainment Sector in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development at the City and County of San Francisco.
Spend 24 minutes (give or take) with Ben Van Houten in this episode of 24 Minutes, the podcast from 24HourNation.
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