Committee on Business and Economic Development


The Committee on Business and Economic Development 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 distrcts ("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.


Chanell Autrey

Committee Director

(202) 724-8053

Temi Bennett

Legislative Counsel

(202) 724-3888

Brittani McKnight

Legislative Counsel

(202) 727-6683

Ogochukwu Agwai

William Cranch Fellow

(202) 724-8192

Agencies under the Committee on Business and Economic Development

  • 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 of 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