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
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.
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.