Committee on Business and Economic Development

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In D.C. Council Period 22 Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie serves as Chairman of the Committee on Business and Economic Development. The Committee is responsible for matters concerning small and local business development policy; matters related to economic, industrial, and commercials development; the disposition of property for economic development purposes; the regulation of alcoholic beverages; public utilities; the operation of business improvement districts (“BIDs”) and oversight of BIDS, but not including the establishment of BIDs; the regulation of banks and banking activities, securities, and insurance, including private health insurance, but not including the Health Benefit Exchange; and regulation of for-hire vehicles.

The Committee on Business and Economic Development has oversight responsibilities for the following agencies:

  • Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
  • Board of Accountancy
  • Board of Architecture and Interior Designers
  • Board of Barber and Cosmetology
  • Board of Consumer Claims Arbitration for the District of Columbia
  • Board of Funeral Directors
  • Board of Industrial Trades
  • Board of Professional Engineering
  • Captive Insurance Agency
  • Commission on Fashion Arts and Events
  • Department of For-Hire Vehicles
  • Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking
  • Department of Small and Local Business Development
  • Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
  • District of Columbia Boxing and Wrestling Commission
  • For-Hire Vehicle Advisory Council
  • Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment
  • Office of People’s Counsel
  • Public Service Commission
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site Reuse Advisory Committee