Committee on Business and Economic Development

In D.C. Council Period 25 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, Interior Design, and Landscape Architectures
  • Board of Barber and Cosmetology
  • Board of Consumer Claims Arbitration for the District of Columbia
  • Board of Funeral Directors
  • Board of Professional Engineering
  • Captive Insurance Agency
  • Combat Sports Commission
  • Commission on Nightlife and Culture
  • Commission to Commemorate and Recognize Charles Hamilton Houston and for His Contributions to the American Civil Rights Movement, Education, and the Legal Profession
  • Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking
  • Department of Small and Local Business Development
  • Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
  • Destination DC
  • Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council
  • Kennedy Street NW Economic Development and Small Business Revitalization Advisory Committee
  • Multistate Tax Commission
  • Office of Lottery and Gaming
  • Office of Nightlife and Culture
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer (not including the Office of Budget and Planning)
  • Office of People’s Counsel
  • Public Service Commission
  • Real Property Tax Appeals Commission for the District of Columbia
  • St. Elizabeth’s East Redevelopment Initiative Advisory Board
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site Reuse Advisory Committee
  • Washington Convention and Sports Authority/Events DC

In addition to serving as Chairman of the Committee on Business and Economic Development, Councilmember McDuffie also serves on the Committee on Housing, the Committee on Executive Administration and Labor, and the Committee on Recreation, Libraries, and Youth Affairs. Councilmember McDuffie is also the former Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety and a former member of the Committee on Finance and Revenue and the Committee on Transportation and the Environment.