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 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.

Key Staff

Brett Allen

Damilola Arowolaju

Ogochukwu Agwai
(202) 724-8078

Sandra Karpinsky

Agencies Under This Committee

  • Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
  • Board of Accountancy
  • Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture
  • 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
  • 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
  • Destination DC
  • District of Columbia Lottery and Charitable Games
  • Financial Literacy Council
  • For-Hire Vehicle Advisory Council
  • Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council
  • Kennedy Street NW Economic Development and Small Business Revitalization Advisory Committee
  • Multistate Tax commission
  • Office of People’s Counsel
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer (not including the Office of Budget and Planning)
  • Public Access Corporation
  • Public Service Commission
  • St. Elizabeth’s East Redevelopment Initiative Advisory Board
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site Reuse Advisory Committee