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Economic Development & Commerce Committee

The Economic Development and Commerce Committee (EDC) has jurisdiction over a broad range of issues in the areas of transportation infrastructure, telecommunications, international trade promotion, financial services regulation, science and technology development, and affordable housing.


Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado Chair
Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Vice Chair

Gov. John Carney, Delaware
Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois
Gov. Matt Bevin, Kentucky
Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi
Gov. Pete Ricketts, Nebraska
Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina
Gov. Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island
Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia

Staff Director & General Counsel

Legislative Director, Economic Development & Commerce Committee

July 18, 2017

NGA Comments on Federal Tax Reform

Comments to Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) encouraging intergovernmental cooperation on tax reform and submitting the governors’ policy positions regarding tax and public finance matters.


March 30, 2016

NGA Urges FCC To Reject Proposal That Weakens States’ Authority

NGA released a statement urging the FCC to reject a proposal that would preempt states’ authority to designate eligible telecommunications carriers under the Lifeline program.


Governors' Principles for Federal Tax Reform